Wednesday, 18 May 2016
By Sebastian J. Colella
The economy in Boston and Cambridge is driven by a diverse set of growth engines which have provided it with a level of stability through multiple recessions. While the city remains reliant on its traditional industries such as financial services, education and healthcare, it has also become a hub for innovation, technology, and life sciences, all of which drive corporate travel throughout the calendar year.
Thursday, 14 April 2016
The NCAA, Gillette Stadium, Harvard University, and the Greater Boston Convention
& Visitors Bureau today announced the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse
Championships will be played at Gillette Stadium, the home of the National
Football League's New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's New England
Revolution. The Division I, II and III Men's Lacrosse Championships will be
played over Memorial Day Weekend, on May 27-29 in 2017 and on May 26-28 in 2018.
Monday, 11 April 2016
The 120th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 18, 2016, and
surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $188.8 million (USD) in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Boston has added more than 900 new rooms to its hotel
inventory, with properties opening in the Seaport District, Downtown Crossing,
and at Station Landing in Medford.
Friday, 12 February 2016
Dine Out Boston® (formerly Restaurant Week) returns March 6-11
& 13-18, 2016, and diners are once again encouraged to share their
experiences on Instagram for a chance to win $100 gift cards to participating
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.
Monday, 19 October 2015
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.
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.
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,