Tourism

Tourism LogoVisit the Provincetown Tourism Website for planning your trip to Provincetown! Provincetown boasts beautiful beaches, top-rated restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. A top LGBTQ+ destination, this open-minded community celebrates individuality and freedom of expression. Provincetown has a rich creative history and is home to one the oldest continuous art colony in the country. The diverse population of artists, sailors, fisherman, authors, and more, makes Provincetown unique. From Carnival in August to Women’s Week in October and First Light at year’s end, Provincetown is thriving 365 days of the year.


We care about our visitors and our community and the Town is taking precautions as recommended by the World Health Organization and CDC.  For information about COVID-19 please visit the Provincetown Health Department and Emergency Management Officials page on the Town of Provincetown website.  


Tourism Fund
Tourism Fund Chapter 178 of the Acts of 1996 as amended by 2010 Special Town Meeting Article 11 provides that thirty-five percent (35%) of Provincetown’s local room tax proceeds are deposited in the Tourism Fund for purposes which "market, beautify, and enhance tourism" in Provincetown. This is the source of funding for the Tourism Budget appropriated by the Annual Town Meeting for marketing, promotional events, municipal projects, beautification, coordination and support.

The Visitor Services Board
The Visitor Services Board (VSB) is an advisory Board to the Tourism Department.  The VSB was created to develop coordinate and implement a long-term comprehensive plan to enhance year-round tourism in Provincetown.  The VSB oversees expenditures of the Tourism Fund which under the direction of the Board of Selectmen as approved by Town Meeting. 

2022-2026 Tourism Five Year Plan

FY21 Marketing Strategy

2020 Advertising Summary

Tourism Economy Report 2020

Tourism Economy Report 2019

Tourism Economy Report 2018 (PDF) 

Room & Meal Tax Revenue Chart (PDF)

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TOURISM MARKETING GRANT PROGRAM
Fiscal Year 2024 Grant Applications will be available from Monday, October 10, 2022  through the due date Monday, December 5, 2022.


Applications for the FY24 Grant Program (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024) are available from October 10, 2022 through the due date December 5, 2022.  The Tourism Fund Grant Program is to help support the marketing endeavors of organizations to bring new visitors to Provincetown as well as promoting re-visitation. Beginning with the fiscal year 2024 tourism grant applications Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will be a part of the application and a consideration in the evaluation process.

Event Grants - Funds are given to support marketing efforts with the primary focus on events outside of the peak season of July and August. 

Matching Marketing Grants - Funds can be used throughout the fiscal year to support marketing efforts that promote tourism.

Applicants are invited to apply for more than one event and/or Matching Marketing Grants or both. If you have previously applied through the online system, please use the same account for new applications.  If you are new to the process, please create a new account. To access the applications please click on this link:  Tourism Fund Grant Program  If you have trouble accessing the link or would like further information, please contact the Tourism Department at (508) 487-3298 or email Drew Wander