Press Releases

Press Releases

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.

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. 

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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