Salem, Massachusetts, is a destination recognized around the world for its rich history, which includes the tragic Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the glorious maritime era that left its indelible mark on Salem through architecture, museums, artifacts and for its monthlong celebration of Halloween. Today more than one million people visit Salem annually, generating more than $100 million in tourism spending.
About Salem Haunted Happenings:
A monthlong celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people travel from around the world to visit Salem during October. Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival features scores of events and special programming, which complement the attractions, museums and tours that are in Salem throughout the year. For complete information on Haunted Happenings, visit HauntedHappenings.org.
About Destination Salem:
As the destination marketing organization for the City of Salem, Destination Salem cooperatively markets Salem as one of Massachusetts’ best destinations for families, couples, domestic and international travelers who are seeking an authentic New England experience, cultural enrichment, American history, fine dining, unique shopping and fun. For more information, explore Salem.org.
Press Contact: Kate Fox, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-741-3252
Mailing address: P.O. Box 630, Salem, MA 01970
Salem will say “Aloha!” when Hōkūleʻa sails into port. Released: July 11, 2016
Legendary Hawaiian Canoe Visits Salem, MA. Released: July 8, 2016
Destination Salem Releases 2015 Guide; Provides tourism industry update at Annual Meeting. Released: February 23, 2015
Haunted Happenings Calendar Listings, Released: April 4, 2014
What’s New in Salem in 2014, Released: March 25, 2014
2014 Festivals and Special Events in Salem, MA, Released: March 3, 2014
2014 Salem Guide Celebrates the Spice Trade, Released: February 25, 2014
Salem in the News:
Norwich Magazine: Salem, Massachusetts, September 2014
AAA Horizons: Explore Salem’s past, embrace its present, August 2014
The Providence Journal: Witches aside, Salem was a seafaring trade center, July 6, 2014
Passport Magazine: Boston and Beyond / Salem Casts a Spell on Travelers, June 2014
Schwäbische Zeitun, Germany, Auf Erkundungstour in Salem U.S., May 7, 2014
Sunday Business Post, Ireland, Salem’s Sweet and Savoury Spell, November 24, 2013
Vanity Fair (Italy), Il Paese delle Streghe, October 29, 2013
The Metropolitain (Quebec), Salem: Museums, Culinary Trails and… Witches, October 16, 2013
Mrs. Robinson, Halloween in Salem: The ultimate trip for Halloween lovers, October 21, 2013
Fox-CT, Daytrippers: Quirky Stops in Salem, January 2, 2013
The Independent (UK), One Step Beyond Boston: Salem, October 2012
High resolution images and B-roll are available on request. Please email Kate Fox for Dropbox links.