Friday, 21 August 2015
More than 1.4 million overseas
visitors came to Boston in 2014, a new record and the visitors spent more than
$1 billion dollars, or $763, on average, per visit, according to U.S.
Department of Commerce statistics. Massachusetts was the seventh most popular
state to visit, trailing only New York, Florida, California, Hawaii, Nevada and
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
The Greater Boston Convention &
Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) hosts the biannual Dine
Out Boston - Summer's Sweet Spot! - August 16-21 & 23-28, 2015. Dine Out
Boston provides diners an opportunity to explore the region's dining scene and
restaurateurs to bring new guests to their restaurants. The GBCVB, in
partnership with American Express, is proud to sponsor this two-week
celebration showcasing one of America's premier culinary destinations.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Boston's visitor industry and visitor economy are off the charts thanks
in large part to the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau expanded sports
marketing initiative. Added to annual events such as the Head of the Charles
Regatta and the Boston Marathon as well as its professional and college teams,
Boston will also play host to a number of high profile, world-class events in
2016 and 2017. The GBCVB estimates that sports related special events in 2016
and 2017 will result in more than $200 million in new spending for Boston's
Thursday, 02 July 2015
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to
partner with Revolution250 to promote important anniversaries and special
events related to the American Revolution.
This summer Boston embarks on a decade-long series of 250th
anniversary events celebrating the city's seminal role in the fight for
American Independence. A collaborative
forum called Revolution 250 - comprised of historians, historic sites,
non-profit organizations and cultural tour groups - has come together to
conceptualize, develop and promote programming and special events associated
with key anniversaries.
Monday, 29 June 2015
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will kick-off the 34th
annual Boston Harborfest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Wednesday, July 1 at
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
With the arrival of summer the Greater Boston Convention
& Visitors Bureau is excited to unveil a dynamic summer promotion: Vacation
Boston, You've Earned it!! "We welcome summer with open arms," said Bureau
President and CEO Patrick B. Moscaritolo, "throughout Boston and Cambridge you
can enjoy outdoor movies and concerts, al fresco dining, great festivals, and
special events along the waterfront."
Wednesday, 03 June 2015
With Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, now flying to Boston Logan International Airport a new world of opportunity is available to Massachusetts residents and businesses and promises to fuel convenient travel between New England and Latin America.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Mayor Marty Walsh, The Boston Area Church League, the Boston
Red Sox, and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau (GBCVB) are
joining forces in support of the Boston Historical Black College Legacy Weekend
Thursday, 16 April 2015
The Greater Boston
Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) proudly participated, along with its
members, in One Boston
Day. Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston conceived
of One Boston Day as a day "for individuals to come together, for
businesses and organizations to display their humanity, and for random acts of
kindness" to take back the legacy of April 15.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
The 119th Boston Marathon®
on Monday, April 20, 2015, and surrounding Marathon-related events including
the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an
estimated $181.9 million (USD) in spending
impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention
& Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Boston & Cambridge hotel market is off - off the charts, hitting new record
highs for occupancy, room rate and RevPar" Greater Boston Convention &
Visitors Bureau President & CEO Patrick B. Moscaritolo reported last week. "
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Dine Out Boston® - For the Good of the ‘Hood! If you
missed out or messed up on Valentine's Day an opportunity for redemption is
around the corner! Support Boston's resilient restaurant community as the
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) hosts Dine Out Boston.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Visit Seattle and the Greater Boston Convention &
Visitors Bureau will wager a travel package based on the outcome of Super
Bowl XLIX. The "Super 2 Days in Seattle/Boston" Travel Package includes roundtrip airline tickets, hotel accommodations,
dining and visits to attractions in either Boston or Seattle, depending on the
winning Super Bowl team.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Dine Out Boston® - it's Winterlicious! The
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is hosting the second
annual Dine Out Boston - the new approach for the former Restaurant Week
Boston® that debuted for the first time in March 2014
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors
Bureau (GBCVB) is pleased to announce it has elected Paul J. Sacco for a two year term as the Chairman of the Board of
Directors. Mr. Sacco has served on the
GBCVB Board since 2010.
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Monday, 27 October 2014
The 2015 USATF Indoor Championships will return to Boston February 27-March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, USATF announced.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Boston, MA (July 22, 2014): International Meetings to Boston and Cambridge continue to grow. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), in2013, Boston and Cambridge hosted a record number of 56 international meetings, up from 44 in 2012, making it the number one United States destination on the list,
Wednesday, 04 June 2014
BOSTON, MA (June 4, 2014) - Smart Destinations has released a brand new Boston Attraction Package in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the upcoming exhibition, "Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty." The Magna Carta Boston History Pass features five top historical Boston attractions - including the MFA - that illuminate the influence of the Magna Carta on American history and its legacy in the modern political American system
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Boston, MA (May 20, 2014): The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) announced today that Jolin Zhou has been named the Tourism Marketing & Sales Manager -China for the GBCVB. Jolin will be responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing initiatives to promote and sell Boston to the China market, as well as developing new business relationships for GBCVB member companies.
Monday, 19 May 2014
Governor Deval Patrick and members of The Heritage Guild will unveil and dedicate a new plaque in a brief ceremony in the North End Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to honor Zipporah Potter Atkins, the first African-American to buy property in Boston. Zipporah is the only 17th century woman of African descent known to have purchased land in Boston.The Heritage Guild research revealed that Zipporah Potter Atkins (c1645-1705) was born free - atypical for Africans in Massachusetts who were more often enslaved during that time. In 1670, she purchased her house and land on a site that is now the Rose Kennedy Greenway. She remained a North End resident until 1699 when she sold her house and became the first woman of African-descent to sign her initials on a Deed in Suffolk County.
Thursday, 08 May 2014
BOSTON, MA (May 8, 2014) - On Wednesday, May 14, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau will join state tourism leaders and legislators who will come together to foster awareness of Massachusetts' third largest industry during Tourism Day at the State House in Boston. Tourism Arts & Culture Development Committee chairs, Representative Cory Atkins and Senator Kathleen O'Connor-Ives are expected to speak at the event, along with Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism director, Betsy Wall.
Thursday, 01 May 2014
Parcel 12 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway will be transformed into a temporary outdoor photography gallery with the installation of The FENCE and three shipping container galleries featuring photography from local and international artists.
Friday, 18 April 2014
BOSTON, April 14, 2014 - The 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $175.8 million in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, the highest-ever Boston Marathon spending impact, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo. Held annually on Patriots' Day, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed and organized the Boston Marathon since the event's inception in 1897.
Friday, 04 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2014) Opening spring of 2014, the Boston area will welcome the expansion of Assembly Square in Somerville, MA. Just 8 minutes north of Boston, Assembly Square is undergoing a $1.2 billion expansion. The large majority of this development has been named "Assembly Row".