Here is the latest information we have received from the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau on the situation there. This arrived at the NAED office around 8:45am central time on Thursday, April 18, 2013:
We want to thank our members colleagues, clients, friends and visitors from around the globe who have contacted us with messages of support. The response has been extraordinary and your messages have been inspiring for all of us.
Boston is open for business. All our hotels, restaurants and attractions are open and operating, with the exception of the Boston Marathon finish area. Mandarin Oriental, Boston will re-open today with limited operational services.
Ambulatory Surgery Center Associaition (ASCA) with 2200 delegates will open today at the Hynes as scheduled, thanks to the remarkable efforts of the Hynes Convention Center staff and city and state officials.
The National Park Service has all its sites except for the USS Constitution open and operating and the Freedom Trail sites and walking tours are all operating as well. Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick have established the One Fund Boston to raise funds to assist those injured on Monday. Many of you have asked us how you can help and this Fund is one way to help out.
Please continue to assist the GBCVB in providing visitors with one source of official visitor information as we assist them in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Please send any news of closings, re-openings, special offers/information for visitors, any important news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A statement on www.bostonusa.com will lead visitors to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest information.
Please follow us and tag us in any news related posts
In addition to the latest news, we will also be sharing via social media positive images of the city showing how the community has come together to help one another in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Thank you again for your support and assistance during these difficult days.
President & CEO
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
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