Press Releases- Archived

Press Releases - Archived

2011 Stars of the Industry Award Recipients

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The Massachusetts lodging industry came together at the Colonnade Hotel to honor exemplary properties, team members and industry leaders, at the 2011 Stars of the Industry Awards Ceremony.

7th Winter Restaurant Week Boston: 220 Restaurants, 2 Weeks: March 18-23 & 25-30, 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012
BOSTON, MA - Between March 18-23 & March 25-30, 220 of the region's best restaurants participate in Restaurant Week Boston®. Diners can take advantage of prix fixe three-course dinners for $33.12, three-course lunches for $20.12, and two-course lunches for $15.12. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

11th Restaurant Week Boston® August 14-19 & 21-26, 2011

Tuesday, 02 August 2011
BOSTON, MA, August 1, 2011 - Between August 14-19 and 21-26, 2011 more than 200 of the region's best restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week Boston®. Diners can take advantage of prix fixe three-course dinners for $33.11, three-course lunches for $20.11, and two-course lunches for $15.11. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

For Boston's Visitor Industry, A Huge Assist From the Bruins

Monday, 27 June 2011
The Stanley Cup may be silver, but the championship performance by the Boston Bruins this spring was pure gold, not just for the team and its fans, but also for Boston's visitor industry.

Fairmont Battery Wharf Hosts First Annual Flash Forward Festival Boston, June 2-5, 2001: Emerging Ph

Thursday, 12 May 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, May 9, 2011 - Go behind the lens this summer with The Magenta Foundation's first annual Flash Forward Festival Boston. Open to both professional artists and members of the general public, the one-of-a-kind photography event will take place from June 2 through June 5, 2011 at Fairmont Battery Wharf. Everyone from the ardent art aficionado to the casual admirer will delight in this educational and eye-catching extravaganza, which will include indoor and outdoor exhibition space.

Alta Bicycle Share will launch new system this summer with 61 stations and 600 bicycles citywide

Thursday, 21 April 2011
BOSTON- April 21, 2011 Today, surrounded by cycling advocates as well as city and state officials, Mayor Thomas M. Menino signed a contract with Alta Bicycle Share to bring a cutting-edge bike share system to the City of Boston, one of the first in the country. Dubbed Hubway specifically for the region, the installation of the system will begin soon with 61 stations located across the entire city, incorporating over 600 bicycles. The official opening of the system is scheduled for this summer and locations will include Kenmore Square, Roxbury, the South End, the Longwood Medical area, Allston, Brighton, the Back Bay and more. New Balance Hubway is a program under Mayor Menino's nationally recognized Boston Bikes Program that he launched to make Boston one of the world's premiere cycling cities.

Boston Marathon Weekend 2011 will mean $132.2 million for Greater Boston economy

Thursday, 14 April 2011
BOSTON, April 13, 2011 - The 115th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2011 will bring $132.2 million in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.

BOSTON IS COOKING! 200+ Restaurants Set Their Tables for Restaurant Week Boston® March 6 -11 &13-18,

Tuesday, 01 March 2011
BOSTON, MA - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and American Express announce that foodies and edible-bargain hunters can score reservations at over 200 restaurants serving up seasonal specialties that will absolutely chase away any winter blues.

Boston Celebrates Black History Month February 2011 with great performances and tours

Tuesday, 25 January 2011
BOSTON, January 26, 2011 - This February, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) encourages visitors to choose from an impressive sampling of performances, tours and special events, and celebrate Black History Month in Boston! Visitors to BostonUSA.com, Boston's official website for visitors, can search the Calendar of Events and find the following:

RESTAURANT WEEK BOSTON® Celebrating 10 Years and Fresher Than Ever!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
BOSTON, MA, August 10, 2010 - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), American Express and the JetBlue Card from American Express announced that foodies and edible bargain-hunters can score reservations at 220 restaurants serving up seasonal specialties that make these two weeks in August quite possibly the best part of summer.

New BostonUSA Accepted Student Days discount program

Wednesday, 10 March 2010
BOSTON, MA, March 10, 2010 - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), in cooperation with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), is enhancing the annual rite of college campus visits with its new BostonUSA Accepted Student Days discount program for visiting high school students and their families. From March 12 through April 30, 2010 participating hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns, restaurants, tours, shops and museums are rolling out the red carpet to welcome students. The BostonUSA Accepted Student Days discount program offers more than fifty (50) lodging, shopping, dining and attraction offers and special perks for prospective students and their families

Boston’s Flower & Garden Show 2010

Monday, 08 March 2010
BOSTON, February 26, 2010 - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau invites visitors to Boston for the annual Flower Show, and the last three days of Restaurant Week Boston® - and great hotel getaway deals are posted on Boston's official visitor website: www.BostonUSA.com/GreatDeals. The Flower & Garden Show

Boston’s Valentine’s Celebration 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010
BOSTON, January 22, 2010 - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau invites visitors to take a look at Boston's romantic options - romantic feasts, Valentines hotel overnight options & events on www.BostonUSA.com/GreatDeals

Boston Celebrates St. Patrick’s Weekend, March 17-20, 2011 with great performances, tours and the St

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
BOSTON, January 14, 2011 - Considered America's most Irish city, Boston offers visitors a packed schedule of entertainment, food and drink during the 4-day St. Patrick's Weekend and offers an experience unrivalled anywhere outside of Ireland.

Boston wins bid to host 10th International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Conference November 2009

Friday, 09 October 2009
BOSTON, Mass. - On October 9, 2008, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) announced that Boston won the bid to host the 10th International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Conference for November 2-5, 2009.

Boston & Cambridge Win Top Destination in USA Award for International Meetings

Friday, 14 August 2009
Boston, August 14, 2009 - For the second time in three years, Boston & Cambridge, MA have been named the Top Destination in the United States for International Association Meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). According to the ICCA report in 2008, Boston & Cambridge hosted a record number of meetings, making it the number one destination for international association meetings in the United States.

"Travel Matters" Boston & Massachusetts Celebrate Economic Impact of Tourism U.S. Travel Rally Day

Tuesday, 12 May 2009
BOSTON - The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau was joined by Boston Duck Tours, The Freedom Trail Foundation, The Shops at Prudential, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Fairmont Battery Wharf, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common; Sheraton Boston Hotel, Cambridge Office for Tourism, and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism on the official Boston Red Sox Duck Tour vehicle "Red Sox Nathan" to kick off the summer visitor season today and to demonstrate their support for travel and its importance to state and local economies.

The Road to the Final Four® Goes Through Boston 2009 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball East Regional

Tuesday, 24 March 2009
March 26 & 28, 2009 Boston, MA: The road to the Final Four® travels through Boston when the 2009 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball East Regionals are held at the TD Banknorth Garden March 26 and 28.

Travel & Leisure readers name Boston “America’s Favorite City” 2008

Wednesday, 15 October 2008
BOSTON, October 15, 2008 - Following weeks of multi-stage, online voting for Travel + Leisure's coveted title of "America's Favorite City," Boston emerged the 2008 winner.

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