Press Releases

Press Releases

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.

Boston Awarded 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 10, 2013) - The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today that U.S. Figure Skating has been awarded a provisional allotment to host the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships March 28-April 3, at TD Garden in Boston. The Skating Club of Boston will work locally with U.S. Figure Skating to host the event.

City Ready for Amazing Summer Season

Thursday, 06 June 2013
Boston, MA (June 4, 2013) -Boston is primed and ready for another great summer, packed with fun things to do and awe-inspiring places to see!  If you're looking for something to do this summer, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) makes it easy with Summer Selects...BOSTON.  People travel from near and far to experience Boston's rich history, unique culture, stunning museums and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and water activities. Summer Selects makes it easy to plan for everyone's favorite time of year with a sampling of events & activities. And no other American city celebrates our nation's Independence bigger and better than BOSTON with its annual Harborfest, a Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.

Boston is primed and ready for another great summer

Thursday, 06 June 2013
Boston, MA (May 28, 2013) -Boston is primed and ready for another great summer, packed with fun things to do and awe-inspiring places to see!  If you're looking for something to do this summer, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) makes it easy with Summer Selects...BOSTON.  People travel from near and far to experience Boston's rich history, unique culture, stunning museums and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and water activities.

Summer Selects Boston, you should too!

Thursday, 06 June 2013
Boston, MA (May 22, 2013) -Boston is primed and ready for another great summer, packed with fun things to do and awe-inspiring places to see!  If you're looking for something to do this summer, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is lending a hand by launching Summer Selects Boston.  People travel from near and far to experience Boston's rich history and unique culture and flair, and the summer of 2013 promises to be the best season ever with family-friendly events and amazing activities available all summer long!  This includes:

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Elects David R. Giblin 2012 Chairman

Thursday, 07 March 2013
BOSTON, MA: The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is pleased to announce it has elected David R. Giblin, a 30-year Marriott veteran, as the 2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Giblin has served on the GBCVB Board since 2006. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Mass Lodging Association (MLA), and is a Trustee of Marlborough Hospital / UMass Memorial.

Boston & Cambridge Once Again Recognized by ICCA as Top Destination in USA for International Associa

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
BOSTON, MA: For the third consecutive year, Boston & Cambridge have been named the Top Destination in the United States for International Association Meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2010, Boston & Cambridge hosted a record number of 43 international meetings (up from 36 the previous year), making it the number one destination for international association meetings in the United States. The economic impact of these international meetings to the Boston and Cambridge economies is in excess of $60 million. The 43 groups primarily utilized hotels in greater Boston, with one using the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and three using the Hynes Convention Center.

Hostelling International USA to Open LEED Registered Hostel in Boston in Time for Summer Tourism Sea

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
With a nod to sustainability and the modern budget traveler, Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) will officially open its new Boston hostel this June as the first LEED certified accommodations in the city. The facility is aiming to be the first LEED Gold hostel in the country. The new hostel will be located in the heart of downtown Boston at the intersection of the midtown cultural district, Theatre District, and Chinatown.

International Visitor Boom for Boston & Cambridge New Japan Airlines Air Service Brings Boston & Cam

Monday, 27 June 2011
BOSTON - Long known as a major international destination, Boston & Cambridge will become even easier to visit by visitors from Asia with the launch of non-stop service between Tokyo and Boston. "The new nonstop Japan Air Lines flight from Tokyo to Boston, beginning on April 22, 2012 will drive growth in Japanese visitors to Boston and New England in 2012 and beyond. It will also help to increase market share from the rest of Asia as Asian markets - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and 17 other markets - have frequent service to Tokyo's Narita International Airport where Boston's new 13.5 hour non-stop flight will depart from," said Patrick Moscaritolo, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB).

 

 

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