Press Releases

Press Releases

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 (rosekennedygreenway.org) 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 (www.rosekennedygreenway.org) announced today that destination visits to the Greenway topped 853,000 in 2013, making the Greenway one of the most-visited attractions in Massachusetts. 

Harvard Art Museums' Renovated and Expanded Facility to Open November 16, 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY IN BOSTON

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
BOSTON, MA (March 11, 2014) - Boston is prepared for another spectacular Saint Patrick's Day. There are a variety of Saint Patrick's Day events going on in the Greater Boston region, from the famous Saint Patrick's Day parade in South Boston, to concerts, dance performances and special Saint Patrick's Day menus. Boston has something for everyone to enjoy! The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) has compiled a list of events throughout the region. 

PAUL J. SACCO NAMED TO NATIONAL LODGING ASSOCIATON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wednesday, 26 February 2014
(Boston, MA), February 25,2014 - Paul J. Sacco, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association has been named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2014 board of directors, representing the Partner State Association segment.  The new board of directors is comprised of C-level lodging executives representing the full scope of the lodging sector, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations.  A new board was selected to reflect the completely new strategic direction and membership model passed last June by a vote of association members.  

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Hotels

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Washington, D.C. - Jan. 28, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today released the 2014 Best Hotels rankings. For the first time, the Lodge at Sea Island in Sea Island, Ga., is the No. 1 hotel in the USA. Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic holds onto its spot as the Best Hotel in the Caribbean for the second year in a row. Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués in Acapulco jumped up four places since last year to be the No. 1 Best Hotel in Mexico, and the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal seized the top spot in the 2014 ranking of the Best Hotels in Canada

Attendance Announced for 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Greenway Conservancy Names Jesse Brackenbury Executive Director

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Boston chosen for the world tourism cities federation membership

Wednesday, 29 January 2014
On December 5, 2013, Yan Han, Deputy Secretary-General of the WTCF, came to Boston to officially present Patrick Moscaritolo, President  & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and Christopher Cook, Director of the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events with membership in the World Tourism Cities Federation.

Dine Out Boston

Tuesday, 28 January 2014
BOSTON, MA (February 4, 2014)-  The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) announced today the launch of Dine Out Boston - a new and refreshed approach for Restaurant Week Boston®. After 13 years of offering diners and restaurateurs a bi-annual opportunity to explore the city's dining scene and bring new guests into its restaurants, the GBCVB and American Express, a founding partner, are proud to introduce the future of value-driven dining to Boston and celebrate the city as one of America's premier culinary destinations. Debuting in March 2014, Dine Out Boston will be held March 16-21 and March 23-28.

Smart Destinations Introduces Limited-Time Go Boston Winter Card

Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Seasonal travel to the Northeast often means an itinerary tailored to wintertime favorites: from holiday-themed events to classic cool weather activities. To maximize customer value for those winter vacations, Smart Destinations is releasing the new and available for a limited time only 3-Day Go Boston Winter Card.

GBCVB and St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission Place Wager

Thursday, 24 October 2013
BOSTON, MA - Oct. 24, 2013 - Game 1 of the World Series (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals) may be over, but the friendly wager between St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission President Kathleen "Kitty" Ratcliffe and Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau President Pat Moscaritolo is still very much up in the air. 

ASSEMBLY ROW IS NEW HOME FOR FIRST AND ONLY LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER IN NEW ENGLAND

Monday, 29 July 2013
ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 29, 2013) - Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) and Merlin Entertainments (Merlin) announced today plans to build and open a LEGOLAND Discovery Center  at Assembly Row, bringing the iconic global attraction to Greater Boston and New England. The attraction will open in late Spring 2014, and will be the first-ever LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Massachusetts and the only one in the New England region.

Natixis Global Asset Management Presents Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival Featuring Meshell Ndegeocel

Monday, 15 July 2013
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On September 28, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 13th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston's historic South End - home to several legendary clubs during Boston's jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world's leading asset managers, is the presenting sponsor of the festival and will present a $5,000 scholarship to a student musician. Past Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festivals have drawn as many as 80,000 music fans.

 

 

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