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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. 


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.

Hyatt Hotels of Boston and Cambridge Receive Prestigious Pinnacle Award

Monday, 08 July 2013
Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston, and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels have received the prestigious 2013 Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine today. For over 28 years, the Pinnacle Award has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike. Readers of Successful Meetings magazine - professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs - voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards. Hotels were judged on performance in all areas of service such as guest check-in experience, food and beverage, and convention services.

Travel + Leisure’s 2013"World's Best Awards" Rank the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Top Ten Best Hotel

Monday, 08 July 2013
BOSTON, July 2013- The Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards (now available online) have named the Boston Harbor Hotel as one of the Top Ten Large City Hotels in the Continental US.  Ranking #9 among only 50 hotels awarded in this category, the Boston Harbor Hotel is honored to be among such a distinct and notable group of hotels across the country. The Boston Harbor Hotel is the only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Boston, and New England, to earn this esteemed ranking.

Summer Selects Boston, you should too!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Boston, MA (June 18, 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. 

Saunders Hotel Group Receives WTTC Community Benefit Award

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled. Three companies and one destination, from four continents, have been recognized for their best practices in sustainable tourism at this year's WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Congratulations to Saunders Hotel Group for receiving the Community Benefit Award.

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, 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: 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

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.




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