Friday | February 9
4:00P – 5:30P (trade only)
5:30P – 8:00P (open to all)
Saturday | February 10
10:00A – 6:00P
Sunday | February 11
10:00A – 4:00P
What They’re Saying…
The Boston Globe Travel Show was a huge success for Visit Central Florida and LEGOLAND Florida. We don’t remember this show ever being this busy and it was a great format to promote our destination as the perfect location for family friendly vacations. We look forward to returning next year.
– Joni Allen, Tourism Industry Sales, Visit Central Florida
I am not surprised that numbers were up- it was a good show…the margins on our bookings from activities related to our sponsorship have already more than paid for our participation.
– Jessica Hatch, Business Development Marketing Specialist, Collette
It was a very successful show…Great! Fabulous!!! Very nice and much appreciated!..and THANK YOU for the BIG Aruba plug!
– Katy Kennedy, New England Sales Manager, Aruba Tourism Authority
Let me say that I had a great time at the Boston Travel show…We have had great feedback from the show and obtained a lot of great leads.
– Julie Dimakis, The Coach House Restaurant, The New London Inn
Honestly every person who came up to the table were very familiar with us and many had great things to say!…the show was a success.
– John Verity, GM, Blue Water – Riviera Beach Resorts, Red Jacket Resorts
The Bethel Inn Resort has been an exhibitor at The Boston Globe Travel Show from year one, and I have to say… it just keeps getting better. The professional team at The Boston Globe & Boston.com is first rate, the show is very well promoted and attendance continues to grow. I’m most impressed with the overall attendance and the quality of the attendees. Guests of the show are very engaged and interested in a wide range of activities, which suits our four season resort well. From golf and ski to fly fishing and dog sledding adventures, the variety of interest in activities and packages makes it a valuable show to showcase the array of resort and area attractions The Bethel Inn Resort has to offer. We look forward to partnering with you again for your next show!
– Brad Jerome, The Bethel Inn Resort
We were pleased with the performance of the show…numbers were up and that was most important to us
– Sandy Hickman, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
Mohegan Sun had a great show – Can’t wait for next year!
– Samantha Plack, Regional Marketing Specialist, Mohegan Sun
The show was very good!
– Giselle Ribeiro, Account Executive, TAM Airlines
We had a great success at the Boston Globe Travel Show. Our booth was slammed with many curious travelers and the papaya salad demo was quite a highlight.
– Kedsarin (Kate) Hasenfus, Tourism Authority of Thailand
All of us in the New England Chapter of PTANA were very pleased with the great response from travel agents who visited our table at the Travel Trade Day of the Boston Globe Travel Shows. We had the opportunity to explain about our new and growing organization and we have already had agents interested in joining our chapter based on their visits to our table. Also, the agents spoke very highly of the seminars that they attended that day. It is all about education now in travel agencies and agents appreciated the professional and exciting presentations by industry suppliers. As a sales representative, I was very impressed not only with the great turnout of attendees to all of the shows, but the enthusiasm of people to travel worldwide, particularly families. The Boston Globe did an excellent job organizing this series of shows and seminars for the travel trade and the general public to enjoy.
– Barbara Nelson, New England (Professional Travel Agents of North America)
The Boston Globe Travel Show is always a great show for us but this year’s show was even better! It was obvious that many of the consumers who visited our booth had come to the show ready to book an Aruba vacation – they were actively seeking out more information about the hotels and activities in Aruba and were shopping for show specials and the best value.
– Colleen LesSard, Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association
I was very impressed and excited with the number of attendees. The Show has expanded and improved so much. The Show is becoming more streamlined and diversified with the vendors and the atmosphere was charged with excitement. A lot of people are excited about travel this year and for the future.
– Irene Ross, Ross Travel Consultants, Inc.
This is one of the BEST consumer shows in the country. I have participated in the show for years and highly recommend it to everyone … as a matter of fact, I introduced the show to many of my Florida Destination colleagues one of which, who partnered with me this year. You put together a fabulous show and your hard work shows with great results. Thank YOU!!
– Rozeta Mahboubi, Martin County CVB
The Boston Globe Travel Show made every effort to ensure the travel trade participants with booths had support and were given great exposure to the general public. I’ve been following up on leads and quotes all week and it looks like a success story for us. Many thanks.
– Gini Carroll, Egypt Tourist Authority
I am a new company and this was my first Expo to participate in. I was very impressed with how friendly, helpful and supportive everyone was. If I had a question either by phone or e-mail it was answered promptly.
– Julie Wise, Amazing Irish Tours, LLC
Once again the Boston Globe met our expectations and surpassed the quality of attendees. This is a market that is the right fit for Puerto Rico. We are coming back!
– Ciso Moreno, Puerto Rico Tourism Company
The Boston Globe Travel Show results exceeded my expectations. Globus and Avalon Waterways do not have price points that inspire clients to make an immediate booking decision at the show, so by offering coupons good for a week after the show, redeemable at any local travel agency, clients have time to absorb information at leisure and book with their own travel agency. Results during the post-show week far exceeded my expectations.
– Pam Shaw, GDM, Globus Family of Brands
The Boston Globe Travel Show is consistently one of the busiest shows we attend. Bostonians are well-educated consumers that we love meeting and have visiting our great state of Florida.
– Lily Etemadi, Sales Rep, VISIT FLORIDA
This was my first time participating in The Boston Globe Travel show. It was amazing show and I would recommend it to anybody.
– Rashid Adam Marketing manager, Zara Tours
We were a last minute entry to the Boston Globe Travel Show. J2L Events was excellent in meeting our request to get us into the show. We had great exposure to a variety of local clientele, vendors and suppliers. J2L Events is a true professional. She quickly responded to emails, and gave up her time to meet us for a pre-planning meeting to show us the set up for our booth. We were very happy with the turn out of the attending public. Both my colleague and myself had a great time. The public also used our vehicle as a resting spot. We received a lot of comments from the public who was not aware of our product. The exposure was excellent for us as a first time entrant. I want to thank J2L Events for giving us this opportunity.
– Marc Dube, Super Duck Tours
We were very impressed with the quality and sincerity of the people who visited our booth. We look forward to participating in future Boston Globe Travel Shows.
– Cindi Magnusson, VirginBush Safaris, Nairobi, Kenya
I attend a great number of travel shows throughout the US and Internationally – It is with great confidence that I can say, the Boston Globe show is one of the BEST shows I have ever attended, in terms of consumer and trade participation, and show organization. The only show where consumers come with a credit card, packed and ready to go … You can’t ask for better than that!
– Rozeta Mahboubi, Martin County CVB, Stuart Florida
The Boston Globe Travel Show introduced us to some wonderful new clients that were interested in outstanding customer serivce and value for their vacation. We were proud to be able to assist them in planning their land or cruise vacation.
– Richard Carlson, Cruise Planners
Attendance was up in a down market.. . attributable we heard to extra direct effort by BG to promote to its contacts in the local market. . . thank you for the extra push. Attendees were enthusiastic and open to nearby travel ideas, at least for us, The Hamptons & North Fork Wine Country, NY.
– Andrea Gurvitz, Executive Director, The Hamptons Visitors Council.
The Aruba Tourism Authority was extremely pleased with our investment in The Boston Globe Travel Show. The Show attracted good quality consumers – we connected with some key prospects for leisure groups and spoke to many couples who were interested in a destination wedding or Caribbean honeymoon.
– Colleen Les Sard, Aruba Tourism Authority
The Show was excellent! The people coming through for the most part seemed really interested, asked intelligent questions, and listened to the information.
– Marianne Tallarico, Inn at Robert’s Grove, Belize
Most of the attendees came to buy and were taking advantage of our exclusive show deals. We sold a lot of last minute vacation packages, and I was surprised at how many came to buy high ticket destinations like Alaska and Europe. I look forward to participating in next year’s show.
– Bill Walsh, Cruise Travel Outlet
The show traffic was excellent, the consumers were very interested in Florida and as a result we ran out of brochures.
– Brenda L. Bryant, VISIT FLORIDA
I’ve represented The Bethel Inn Resort at The Boston Globe Travel Show for the past two years and the 2008 event was the most attended yet and far exceeded my expectations. Visitors were very qualified and eager to learn about our ski, golf and resort packages offers. At the show, we ran an enter to win signup promotion and received over 800 entries. The professional staff at The Boston Globe ran a fantastic, well organized event and you can count on The Bethel Inn Resort attending in years to come…
– Brad Jerome, The Bethel Inn Resort
The Show possessed an incredible energy. The displays were breathtaking and the visitors to our booth were truly interested in planning their next getaway. The organization of the show helped to make this an unforgettable and successful experience!
–Melissa Modugno, North Fork Promotion Council
Wanted to tell you that I was super impressed with the show. We took over 40 reservations after the show… Thanks!!!
– Cyndi Robbins, Poland Spring Resort