February 14, 2018
It is always wonderful to go back to Boston. After a decade of living in or just outside the city, moving to the New York City area last year was definitely bitter-sweet. Boston knows how to get things done with charm, and the Boston Globe Travel Show was no exception. (Don't tell NYC!)
The Trade Day for travel professionals began on Friday morning at the Seaport World Trade Center. The large room had several tables, each with a different number. Our small table of four had the opportunity to hear from several presenters including representatives from national tourism authorities, airlines, and exotic destinations from around the world. What other venue could allow for this type of intimate conversation with some of the industries' heaviest hitters?
As if that wasn't enough, the keynote speeches were served with a sit-down three-course meal. In the Harborview Ballroom, the conversation centered around 2018 Travel Trends & Outlooks. One of the more moving presentations was given by Narciso Moreno from the Puerto Rico Tourism, North America. In order to build back what was lost in this past hurricane season, he said the most important thing to do was to travel to Puerto Rico.
The show floor opened that evening and continued for two more days. I'm so grateful of the many people I met that I can now call friends. Stay tuned for new destination announcements soon!