Press Releases

Press Releases

November Events at Fenway Generate Almost $30 Million in Visitor Spending

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
The Red Sox today announced that the November football and hurling events at Fenway Park drew a total of 97,445 fans and helped inject millions into the City of Boston and the region's visitor economy.

GBCVB Destination Video Wins Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts Silver W3 Award

Monday, 19 October 2015
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) partnered with Brand USA, the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT), and Miles Media to create 12 In-Language destination videos aimed at 4 international markets: United Kingdom, China, Japan, and Brazil.  The videos feature in-language narrations, not translated scripts, from fluent hosts who promote an eclectic Boston experience across themes of Culture, Urban Excitement, and Indulgence.

International Sporting Events Continue to Book Boston

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Boston will play host to "Big Air at Fenway" February 11& 12, 2016, a big air snowboarding and freeskiing US Grand Prix tour event.  Featuring a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at Fenway Park and bringing in athletes from around the world, including Olympic and World Champions.

GBCVB, Massport Celebrate Record Number of International Visitors in 2014

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 Texas.

Summer's Sweet Spot Returns August 16: Dine Out Boston®!!

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.

Sports Events Bring Huge Benefits to Boston

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 visitor industry.

GBCVB Partners with Revolution250

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 12:00 p.m.

Vacation Boston, You've Earned It!!

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."

Aeromexico Launches Boston - Mexico City Route

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.

Boston Historical Black College Legacy Weekend Celebration

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 Celebration, April 23-26, 2015.

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates One Boston Day

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.

2015 Boston Marathon Economic Impact Report

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.

Boston & Cambridge Hotel Market Is Off The Charts

Tuesday, 17 March 2015
"The 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. " -->

Dine Out Boston® – For the Good of the ‘Hood!

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. 

GBCVB-Visit Seattle Super Bowl Package Bet

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.

Dine Out Boston® – it’s Winterlicious!

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. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Cambria","serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

USA Indoor Track & Field Championships to Return to Boston

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.

ICCA Reports Boston & Cambridge Rank #1 in United States for International Meetings

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. 

Governor Deval Patrick and the Heritage Guild Unveil Plaque on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

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.  

New / Temporary Photography Exhibitions Come to Parcel 12 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

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.




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