Press Releases

Press Releases

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. 

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. " -->

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.

2014 Boston Marathon® Will Mean $175.8 Million for Greater Boston Economy

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.

Stephanie Pappas Named Industry Partner of the Year by the MLA

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Boston Welcomes New Shopping and Entertainment Destination

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".

Foodies Love Boston & Cambridge

Friday, 04 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2014):  One of the biggest decisions a visitor to Boston has is what kind of food they want to eat!  From fine dining to late night diners, food trucks to cafes, there's something for everyone.  But no matter where you go, you're sure to find some of the best chef's in the country in the kitchen, many of who are women!

Fogg Museum Re-Opens After Three Year Renovation

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 3, 2014):  In 2008,  the Fog Museum at Harvard University, located in Cambridge, MA, closed its doors to the public for the first time since opening in 1927.  The museum has been undergoing a major renovation and expansion over the past eight years.  The public opening, scheduled for November 2014, will showcase the new Harvard Art Museum.  This new structure will bring together the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums and their collections all under one roof for the first time.

Boston’s Waterfront Continues to Evolve

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA  (April 3, 2014):  Boston's waterfront has a long tradition of history and innovation. From the famous Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the home of the oldest commissioned warship in the Navy, the USS Constitution, the waterfront of Boston is one of the liveliest and continually changing areas of the city.  And now, new developments to Boston's Waterfront District once again have made the harbor home to a variety of activities and events that satisfy all interests.  

Boston is Bursting with new Special Event Venues for Groups of All Sizes

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA  (April 2, 2014):  Just when you thought you knew all that Boston had to offer for groups of all sizes, more venues have been added and expanded.  You will find that the top Boston must-sees on your favorite app are also the best special event venues for your group.  Here's a quick guide to what's new in Boston venues:

International Visitation to Boston Continues to Grow as New Air Service Takes Off

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2014):  The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is forecasting record growth in overseas visitors to Boston and Cambridge over the next three years. This growth will be fueled by robust Brand USA Marketing initiatives, increased promotional funds from the Massachusetts State Legislature, a unique GBCVB and Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) international marketing partnership and an aggressive and successful campaign by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to attract new international airline service to Boston's Logan International Airport.

Boston Booming with New Hotel Plans

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA  (April 3, 2014):  Booming is the word to describe the hotel industry in Boston. In addition to the many hotel expansion and renovation projects currently underway, plans for approximately two dozen new hotel projects are taking shape. These projects will add as many as 3,000 new hotel rooms to the city's inventory over the next four years.

New Food Trucks to Hit the Streets of Boston this Spring

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2014):  Boston has always had a great dining scene, and now there's a new option - food trucks! The food truck phenomenon has grown substantially over the past few years throughout the city of Boston.  From Thai to Barbecue to Grilled Cheese to Cupcakes there are numerous delicious choices to choose from. 

Microbrews Through Boston

Thursday, 03 April 2014
BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2014):  The rich history of Boston can be explored in many ways - walking the Freedom Trail; visiting sites from the industrial revolution; touring the Boston Harbor Islands and learning about the city's rich maritime history.  Now experience Boston's history through beer tasting! What better way to explore the different areas of Boston than to travel around visiting the best breweries, brewpubs and bars around town.

2014 Season of Greenway Mobile Eats Opens April 1st

Thursday, 20 March 2014
March 18, 2014 - BOSTON, MA - The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy ( today announced a record line-up of 30 food trucks and trikes, including 15 new vendors and four food truck debuts, for the 2014 season of Greenway Mobile Eats.  Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, the largest ever number of vendors in five years of Mobile Eats will offer a wide variety of fresh, affordable cuisine at six different vending locations along the Rose Kennedy Greenway seven days a week.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Tracked a Record 853,000 Visitors in 2013

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
March 17, 2014 - BOSTON, MA - The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy ( announced today that destination visits to the Greenway topped 853,000 in 2013, making the Greenway one of the most-visited attractions in Massachusetts. 




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