Benefits

Our benefits are limitless.


The GBCVB is the primary source of local Boston information. We can refer your business to event organizers, attendees and visitors to greatly enhance your bottom line.

In 2013 alone, the GBCVB will

  • Assist over 200 groups
  • Serve over 600,000 attendees and delegates
  • Helped to sell more than 6.4 million room nights
  • Welcome more than 22 million international and domestic visitors

Use the links below to learn more about what GBCVB membership entails.

For additional information regarding any of our benefits or to join the GBCVB, please contact:

Michelle Natella
Membership Sales Manager
617.867.8240 | michelle@bostonusa.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Kamilla Kissell
Sales & Web Content Manager
617.867.8277 | kkissell@bostonusa.com


BENEFITS

Leads

888-SEE-BOSTON

Our toll-free visitor information line lets visitors and attendees talk to a GBCVB Visitor Information Representative for things to do, where to stay, directions and more.

BostonUSA.com

Each member receives a free listing on our high-traffic Web site. Each listing includes your address, phone and fax numbers, links to your website and email and a 75-word description. List your special events and packages for no additional cost.

meetingpath/RFP

meetingpath/RFP on BostonUSA.com is our lead distribution site. Each member has a free listing which enables you to receive leads directly from GBCVB convention services managers and meeting planners.

Convention Calendar

Our exclusive sales tool provides a schedule of meetings and events coming to the Boston area over the next few years. It also contains contact information for the primary meeting planner for each event, available in PDF or Excel format.

Media & Tourism Leads

We send our members inquiries generated from domestic and international travel journalists, photographers, tour operators, travel agents and group tour leaders.

FAM Trips & Tours

We sponsor tours, sales missions and blitzes for meeting planners and tour operators considering Boston. We can involve you so they can experience your services or products firsthand.

Trade Shows

We attend key domestic and international trade shows every year. Join us as we showcase the best of Boston.

Restaurant Reservations Desk

We staff a reservation booth during major conventions at the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Visitor Information Center Referrals

We manage two visitor information centers to help visitors and locals find what they're looking for in Boston.

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Marketing Promotions & Programs

Seasonal Promotions

Programs like Summer in the City (May - August) and Boston Overnight (January - March) encourage visitors to come to Boston and stay overnight by highlighting the best the season has to offer.

Family Friendly VALUE Pass

Because Boston is such a family-friendly destination, we promote special member offers that attract families for a day trip, weekend or a full vacation.

Dine Out Boston (March and August)

A hugely popular bi-annual event, restaurants in and around Greater Boston offer special two and three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Package Promotions

We can promote your specials and packages in our various publications and marketing campaigns throughout the year.

Partner Promotions

Participate in promotions with our industry partners: American Express, Massachusetts Lodging Association, Massachusetts Sports & Entertainment Commission and the Massachusetts Port Authority, to name a few.

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Partnerships

Networking Opportunities

Once a month we hold open houses (networking meetings open to all members) at no charge. You can also host an open house to showcase your venue to members of the GBCVB.

Member to Member Marketing

Promote your business or special offer to over 2,400 members and industry contacts with E-blasts and in our membership newsletter. We highlight special member-to-member discounts to add value to your membership and save you money.

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is held in the fourth quarter to reflect upon the year and celebrate the successes of member companies and employees.

Industry Golf Tournament

The GBCVB golf tournament is held annually in late summer. Partner with us to meet new contacts and get yourself in front of important clients.

Member Contact Resources

Mailing labels and data files pre-printed with member contact information are available to help you reach other GBCVB members and promote your business to a new audience.

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Business Promotion

Publication Listings

The GBCVB produces annual publications to attract visitors and conventions. Members receive free listings in the Destination Planners Directory; The Official Visitors Guide; The Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Guide; and two Travel Planners. All have large distributions and are heavily promoted and many are also available online.

Company Brochure Distribution

We can help you reach visitors once they've arrived in Boston. Members can display their brochures at our busy Visitor Information Centers located at the Boston Common, the Prudential Center and Boston's convention centers.

888-SEE-BOSTON

Our toll-free visitor information line lets visitors and attendees talk to a GBCVB Visitor Information Representative for things to do, where to stay, directions and more.

BostonUSA.com

Each member receives a free listing on our high-traffic website. Each listing includes your address, phone and fax numbers, links to your website and email and a description. List your special events and packages for no additional cost.

Member Showcases

Introduce your products or services to GBCVB members at our quarterly Member Showcases. These are a great way to meet our members and communicate your business effectively to a large number of member contacts.

Media Relations Department

The media relations team acts as an extension of your company by helping spread the word about your business, new products and special happenings via monthly press releases and updates, press trips and media leads.

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Powerful Resources

Economic Impact and Industry Reports

Throughout the year you will be sent several informative industry reports that serve as a resource and comparative tool.

Slides/Photo Library

Several images and photos are available for member use at no cost or a nominal fee.

Electronic Press Room

Important information, industry research, tourism statistics and recent press releases will be sent to you throughout the year and can be accessed on BostonUSA.com. Let us know if you are looking for something specific.

Member Access Section

This exclusive online section of BostonUSA.com is designed specifically for members. It contains updates to our convention calendar, RFPs, leads and other valuable reports and resources.

Membership Newsletter

Distributed monthly, our membership newsletters serve as our main communication with members. In each edition you will find updated information and opportunities, leads, invitations-virtually everything we have going on for members.

Membership Presentations

Members receive the opportunity to meet with the GBCVB staff to present your company's products and services. The more we know about your business, the better we can promote you.

Link to our website

Add a powerful feature to your website by adding a link from your website to BostonUSA.com. Let your customer learn all about Boston and what's happening during their visit on BostonUSA.com.

Your Friends in the Industry

We're your contact in the tourism and convention industry. Let us know how we can help and we'll do our very best to assist you.

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Advertising Opportunities

Publications and Marketing Pieces

Increase your presence in our publications and marketing pieces by advertising. Many different opportunities are available throughout the year.

Cooperative Advertising

Several cooperative advertisement opportunities are available throughout the year for the trade, visitor and meetings markets at substantial discounts.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach larger audiences by sponsoring our special events, newsletters, Restaurant Week and more. Opportunities are available throughout the year.

Enhance Your Presence on BostonUSA.com

Along with your complimentary listing, you can choose to add photos, logos, banners or appear first in site searches.

Visitor Mail Brochure Program

Information kits are sent out to visitors that call 888-SEE-BOSTON and request materials. You can include your brochure and reach visitors in their planning stages.

BostonUSA E-newsletter

E-newsletters are sent out monthly to over 40,000 subscribers highlighting special events, activities and packages available in Boston.

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For additional information regarding any of our benefits or to join the GBCVB, please contact:

Michelle Natella
Membership Sales Manager
617.867.8240 | michelle@bostonusa.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kamilla D. Carmignani
Senior Manager, Membership Sales & Web Content
617.867.8277 | kkissell@bostonusa.com

or, Join the GBCVB Now!

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