The benefits of GBCVB Membership are limitless.

The GBCVB is the primary source of local Boston information. We can refer your business to event organizers, attendees and visitors to greatly enhance your bottom line. 

National and regional analysts are forecasting that 2016 should see an overall 2.8% growth for the visitor economy across our region. We expect to service more than 296 groups attract over 708,000 attendees and delegates, sell more than a record setting 1.6 million room nights, and attract more than 19 million international and domestic visitors to our destination. 

Thanks to our international sales and marketing initiatives and your support, we will grow our international visitors for a second consecutive year by more than 10% and see a 9% growth in visitor spending in 2016.

Use the links below to learn more about  GBCVB membership.

For additional information regarding any of our benefits or to join the GBCVB, please contact:

Kamilla D. Carmignani
Director of  Membership Development
617.867.8277 |

Julie Taylor
Membership Sales Manager
617.447-3158 |

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Our toll-free visitor information line lets visitors and attendees talk to a GBCVB Visitor Information Representative for things to do, where to stay, where to eat, directions and more.

Each member receives a free listing on our high-traffic website. Each listing includes your address, phone and fax numbers, links to your website and email, a 350 character description and images. List your special events and packages for no additional cost.


RFP on is our lead distribution site. Each member has a free listing.  You have the opportunity to receive leads directly from GBCVB convention sales and services managers.

Convention Calendar

A masterlist of conventions and events located in the member access (requires login) section of our website,  provides a schedule of meetings and events coming to the Boston area over the next few years. It also contains contact information for the primary meeting planner for most events,  available in PDF or Excel format.

Media & Tourism Leads

We send our members inquiries generated from domestic and international travel journalists, photographers, tour operators, travel agents and group tour leaders.

FAM Trips & Tours

We sponsor tours, sales missions and site visits for meeting planners and tour operators considering Boston. We can involve you so they can experience your services or products firsthand.

Trade Shows

We attend key domestic and international trade shows every year. Members have the opportunity to join us as we showcase the best of Boston.

Restaurant Reservations Desk

We staff a restaurant reservation and visitor information booth during major conventions at the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Visitor Information Center Referrals

We manage two visitor information centers at the Boston Common and the Prudential Center  to help visitors and locals find what they're looking for in Boston.

Marketing Promotions & Programs

Seasonal Promotions

Programs like Summer in the City (May - August) and Boston Overnight (January - March) encourage visitors to come to Boston and stay overnight by highlighting the best the season has to offer.

Family Friendly VALUE Pass

Because Boston is such a family-friendly destination, we promote special member offers that attract families for a day trip, weekend or a full vacation.

Dine Out Boston (March and August)

A hugely popular bi-annual event, restaurants in and around Greater Boston offer special two and three-course  menus for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Package Promotions

We can promote your specials and packages on our website, in our various publications and marketing campaigns throughout the year.

Partner Promotions

Participate in promotions with our industry partners: American Express, Massachusetts Lodging Association, Massachusetts Sports & Entertainment Commission and the Massachusetts Port Authority, to name a few.


Networking Opportunities

Once a month (excluding December) we hold open houses (networking meetings open to all members) at no charge. You can also host an open house to showcase your venue to members of the GBCVB.

Member to Member Marketing

Promote your business or special offer to over 1,200 members and 2,500 industry contacts with dedicated E-blasts and in our membership newsletter. We highlight special member-to-member discounts that add value to your membership and save you money.

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is held in the fourth quarter to reflect upon the year and celebrate the successes of member companies and employees.

Industry Golf Tournament

The GBCVB golf tournament is held annually in late summer. Partner with us to meet new contacts and get yourself in front of important clients.

Member Contact Resources

Member mailing lists containing names and mailing addresses of the GBCVB membership are available to you in an Excel file format.  Please note, email addresses are not included.  For more information, contact Kamilla Carmignani.  


Business Promotion

Publication Listings

The GBCVB produces annual publications to attract visitors and conventions. Each members receives a free listings in the Destination Planners Directory and any relevant publication which includes The Official Visitors Guide; The Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Guide; and two Travel Planners. All have large distributions, are heavily promoted and many are also available online.

Company Brochure Distribution

We can help you reach visitors once they've arrived in Boston. Members can display their brochures at our busy Visitor Information Centers located at the Boston Common, the Prudential Center and Boston's convention centers.

Member Showcases

Introduce your products or services to GBCVB members at a Member Showcase held 1-2 times a year. These are a great way to meet our members and communicate your business effectively to a large number of member contacts. 

Media Relations Department

The media relations team acts as an extension of your company by helping spread the word about your business, new products and special happenings via monthly press releases and updates, press trips and media leads.

Social Networking

Spread the word about your special events and offers, comment or share your company's photos or videos through our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Weibo accounts.


Powerful Resources

Economic Impact and Industry Reports

Throughout the year you will have access to several informative industry reports that serve as a resource and comparative tool.

Slides/Photo Library

Several images and photos are available for member use at no cost or a nominal fee.

Electronic Press Room

Important information, industry research, tourism statistics and recent press releases will be available to you throughout the year and can be accessed on Let us know if you are looking for something specific.

Member Access Section

This exclusive online section of is designed specifically for members. It contains updates to our convention calendar, RFPs, leads and other valuable reports and resources including open house invitations, the membership newsletter and member to member discounts.

Membership Newsletter

Distributed monthly, our membership newsletters serve as our main communication with members. In each edition you will find updated information and opportunities, leads, open house invitations-virtually everything we have going on for members.

Membership Presentations

Members receive the opportunity to meet with the GBCVB staff to present your company's products and services. The more we know about your business, the better we can promote you. 

Link to our website

Add a powerful feature to your website by adding a link from your website to Let your customer learn all about Boston and what's happening during their visit on

Your Friends in the Industry

We're your contact in the tourism and convention industry. Let us know how we can help and we'll do our very best to assist you.


Advertising Opportunities

Publications and Marketing Pieces

Increase your presence in our publications and marketing pieces by advertising. Many different opportunities are available throughout the year.

Cooperative Advertising

Several cooperative advertisement opportunities are available throughout the year for the trade, visitor and meetings markets at substantial discounts.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach larger audiences by sponsoring our special events, newsletters, Dine Out Boston® (Restaurant Week) and more. Opportunities are available throughout the year.

Enhance Your Presence on

Along with your complimentary listing which includes 5 images, you can provide special event listings to appear on the Calendar of Events and, special deals to appear in "Great Deals" at no additional cost. Banner and text ads are available for purchase along with enhanced featured listings which appears first in site searches. 

Visitor Mail Brochure Program

Information kits are sent out to visitors that call 888-SEE-BOSTON and request materials. You can include your brochure and reach visitors in their planning stages.

BostonUSA Visitor E-newsletter

E-newsletters are sent out monthly to over 25,000 subscribers highlighting special events, activities and packages available in Boston.

For additional information regarding any of our benefits or to join the GBCVB, please contact:

Kamilla D. Carmignani
Director of Membership Development
617.867.8277 |

Julie Taylor
Membership Sales Manager
617.447-3158 |

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