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Credit: New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing
Credit: New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing

New Bedford Wins Travel Guide Award

New Bedford got some major recognition when the Luxury Travel Guide announced that the city was named "Top Fishing Destination of the Year-2016."

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Keep The Chamber About New Bedford – Barry Richard

(Photo by Barry Richard)

As one might expect, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is not exactly thrilled that the Greater New Bedford Area Chamber Of Commerce is considering a name change...

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Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography
Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography

New Owner Will Face Challenge With Butler Flats Plan

With the report that the new owner of the Butler Flats Lighthouse was touring the property this week, it appears the Texas businessman’s plan is to turn the 118-year-old lighthouse into a bed and breakfast.

It’s a plan that has already worked out well at another SouthCoast lighthouse, but there’s no guarantee Butler Flats will have a similar outcome.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council to Discuss Arts and Cultural Promotion Fund

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell first proposed his Arts, Culture and Tourism Promotion Fund during his annual State of the City address last month.

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Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

‘In My Footsteps – A Traveler’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard’

Quick pop quiz about a nearby location: where is Wasque? Hint: it's not too far from New Bedford! And it's pronounced "way-skwee." It's one of the hidden treasures you'll discover in Christopher Setterlund's exciting new book, In My Footsteps - A Traveler's Guide to Martha's Vineyard, a Schiffer publication...

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Military Museum Releases Visitor Numbers

 

The Fort Taber Military Museum released its 2015 visitor statistics on Tuesday, and they are pretty much right in stride with where they were in 2014.

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innoxiuss,flickr

Chamber Trip To Cuba

Now that the US travel sanctions on Cuba have been lifted, the island is officially available to put on your vacation radar. The destination—which has not been open to Americans since 1962—is full of undiscovered sights, beauty and culture...

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Destination New Bedford
Destination New Bedford

Become a Tourist in New Bedford This Weekend

New Bedford residents are invited to become tourists in their own city this weekend.

The New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing, along with the Connecting for Change Conference, is offering coupons valid at a number of City amenities as part of Hometown Tourist Weekend...

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Getty Images
Getty Images

2014 Top Stories – U.S., Cuba Agree to Establish Diplomatic Relations

This is something very few people saw coming.  As someone who was around when President Kennedy enacted the blockade, Obama's move took me by surprise...

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Shark Sightings Off Cape Cod Good For Tourism

Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs at a popular vacation spot where the supreme predators lurk offshore.

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