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Spotlight on Massachusetts

Spotlight on MassachusettsThe Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism is taking a multi-pronged approach to attracting more Canadian tourists, with office spokeswoman Victoria Cimino telling a Toronto audience Tuesday that her state has “all kinds of great history,” along with a scenic natural side and cultural experiences. “We’re a small but mighty state,” she said. Canadian visitations have risen from 419,000 in 2003 to 684,393 last year. Seen here (back row) are Armando Mendonca of Vox International, which is representing the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism in Canada. Brian Butterworth, Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass.. Michele Pecoraro, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Jason Lyon, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Paula Fisher, Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Kelly Smith, Hostelling International Boston. Martha Davis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Rosalyn Hunter, VoX International. and Lee Chambers, Greater Springfield Connvention & Visitors Bureau. Front row: Rafael Torres of Boston’s Don Quijote Tours. Stacy Shreffler, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cimino. and Lisa Simmons, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.