Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Larry Edelman Globe Staff February 19, 2019 Unless you work in the city, it’s easy to forget that Boston is crawling with tourists. At least from May through October, when this is an amazing place to visit.And it’s easy to forget that tourism is big business, an engine of our economy that accounts for about 7 percent of total output alongside health care, education, tech, and financial services.It’s an appropriate time to look at the business because there was an important transition last week at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, which plays a leading role in keeping the tourism engine humming. After 28 years of pitching Boston to convention planners, event managers, and tourists, CEO Patrick Moscaritolo retired and handed the reins to Martha Sheridan, who was selected last year as his successor after having run the Providence … [Read more...] about Tourism de force: How one man helped make Boston a top travel destination
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Bella English Globe Correspondent January 10, 2019 CHARLESTON, S.C. — I must have had a childhood trauma involving coffee. I’ve never had a cup of it in my life, shudder at the aroma, wouldn’t touch coffee ice cream, or Kahlua or tiramisu or anything mocha. Yuk. But I need my caffeine and have grown to love tea, aptly known as “a hug in a cup.” So when recently in Charleston, I had to make a pilgrimage to the country’s only tea plantation, which sells tea under the American Classic Tea label. The Charleston Tea Plantation is the only place where tea is grown in North America. It’s actually on Wadmalaw Island, about a half hour south of Charleston. At the farm, my husband and I stepped into the greeting area, where we were directed to a tea bar for our choice of hot or iced teas. Advertisement According to a … [Read more...] about It’s always tea time in South Carolina
Updated 11:05 am CST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 BOSTON (AP) — Tea will once again be thrown into Boston Harbor to mark the 245th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Sunday is the anniversary of the protest during which colonists protesting taxation without representation threw British tea into Boston Harbor in what is considered a pivotal event that led to the American Revolution. The Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum are organizing the reenactment. It will feature more than 40 grates of loose tea was sent in from across the country to be thrown into the harbor as part of the event. Organizers are expecting thousands of spectators at the annual event, which will shut down streets Sunday night in Boston. Shawn Ford, executive director for the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, said it's important to mark the anniversary because it was the "single most important event that led to the American Revolution." "Simply put, if the Tea … [Read more...] about Tea thrown into harbor for anniversary of Boston Tea Party
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page December 07, 2018 Opening Thursday 1,000 Words View the work of iconic nature photographer Ansel Adams (1902-84) alongside images that inspired him and ones that reflect his influence in Ansel Adams in Our Time, at the Museum of Fine Arts. Compare prints including national park landscapes and aerial shots with work by 19th-century government survey photographers, contemporary artists, and 20-plus 21st-century photographers. Through February 24. $25. mfa.org Monday Wanders of the World Globetrotting experts offer advice about How to Travel Better, at Trident Booksellers and Café. Boston Globe travel writer and columnist Christopher Muther sits down with former New York Times Frugal Traveler columnist Seth Kugel to discuss Kugel’s new book, Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious. He advocates “organic travel,” prioritizing … [Read more...] about Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 10-16
She asked and Bostonians answered — en masse. Singer Lily Allen on Wednesday turned to her more than 5 million Twitter followers for some advice on what to do with 6-year-old children — to keep them entertained — while visiting the city. “Anyone know of cool things to do with 6 yr old kids in Boston?’’ wrote Allen, who’s in town this week for a sold-out performance at the Paradise Rock Club on Wednesday. Within minutes, the recommendations came pouring in — though most of the ideas people passed along to the British pop sensation and author were your typical tourist destinations. In all, she received more than 150 replies. “The Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library is pretty neat,’’ one person wrote, “since it’s a cold day for anything outdoors!’’ The same person, who identified herself as a nanny who has to come up with creative ways to entertain kids, also told Allen there are trampoline … [Read more...] about Lily Allen asked her 5 million Twitter followers what kid-friendly activities to do in Boston. She got answers.