Boston tourism group releases holiday Travel & Culture Guide

The Boston Irish Tourism Association has released its winter issue of Travel & Culture Guide, a selection of cultural activities in Massachusetts and the New England region.

This issue features profiles of local Irish-Americans Helen Brady of Boston Symphony Hall and Tom Butler of Massport; details on upcoming Christmas concerts; and a preview of St. Patrick's Day activities in 2011. 

Also included are dozens of Irish-American cultural groups, Irish pubs and gift shops as well as hotels, travel agencies, concert venues, hotels, museums throughout Massachusetts.

The Guide is distributed free at local visitor centers on Boston Common and the Prudential Center; at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, Boston City Hall, and Lawrence State Heritage Park. And it is available at the Hibernian Cultural Center in Worcester, the Irish Cultural Center in Chicopee, AOH Hall in Watertown, Sons of Erin Club on Cape Cod, Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI and Boston College's Gaelic Roots program.

BITA is a cultural tourism organization that promotes the state's Irish-American culture, history and heritage year round to the convention and visitors industry.  It has nearly 100 members, and works closely with tourism agencies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Quebec City, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ireland to promote travel and cultural exchange between these destinations. 

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