• Testimonials

  • Patrick B. Moscaritolo

    President & CEO
    Greater Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
    Boston, MA

    Chris and her company offer a unique perspective on the hospitality industry, as she has worked for the Hynes Convention Center, the Massachusetts Port Authority, as well as us.  She understands how tourism organizations function and what they need to do to operate successfully.  She also has extensive experience and contacts in both the leisure tourism and meetings arena, domestically, and internationally. The expertise and professionalism Chris brings to the tourism industry are assets no one should overlook when considering the services that Open the Door provides.

    Open the Door’s contribution to the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has been nothing but outstanding. They dovetail into our organization’s goals, objectives, challenges and political environment seamlessly.

    I would encourage any business that has the opportunity to access the services of Open the Door to secure that opportunity immediately.


    City of Salem, MA

    Our marketing organization was off-track and no longer fulfilling its mission. Chris listened to us and then created a plan tailored specifically to Salem’s needs. We followed the plan and it put our destination marketing organization back in business – our message has never been stronger.

  • Olivier Rabsch

    Director of Sales and Marketing (Former)
    Chatham Bars Inn
    Chatham, Cape Cod

    Chris understands how independent properties operate and what is needed to find solutions for our marketing challenges. She is a creative, strategic thinker who regularly generates a return on investment. I have found her to be a responsive and results oriented. The programs designed and implemented for our specific needs helped us meet and exceed our objectives.

  • Gene Rose

    Communications Director, Denver Office (Former)
    National Conference of State Legislatures
    Denver, CO

    At the 2007 National Conference of State Legislatures’, we drew a record attendance of over 9,000 and received rave reviews from our delegates. Without question it was the most successful annual meeting we have held to date and we attribute much of the success to Christina’s expertise and guidance.”

    “My best advice is to jump at the chance to work with Chris Pappas and her team at Open the Door. You’ll find her to be one of the most creative, intelligent, and energetic people you’ll ever have the pleasure to work with.

  • Representative Ronald Mariano

    Massachusetts House of Representatives (Former)
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Boston, MA

    Chris ensured that the 2007 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures programs were completed on time and on budget. She and her staff were always available and accommodating of our hectic schedules. They understand how to work within the complex labyrinth of bureaucracy that is state government, as well as within the private sector. This event could not have been the success that it was without all of her hard work and dedication. We truly believe you will find no more capable candidate than Christina Pappas and her firm, Open the Door, to provide the services that you are seeking.

  • Senate President Therese Murrary

    Massachusetts Senate (Former)
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Boston, MA

    Christina’s exceptional leadership and organizational skills were clearly demonstrated during the National Conference of State Legislatures in Boston. I have no doubt as to Christina’s abilities to work effective and efficiently at any task she may undertake.  The annual NCSL conference could not have been a success without all of Christina’s hard work and dedication.

  • City of Cambridge Proclamation

    Chris Pappas has the thanks and appreciation of the People of Cambridge, the Mayor, Cambridge City Council, and the City Manager and City Administration for your valuable assistance in making Cambridge truly shine for all the world to see.

  • Robyn Culbertson

    Executive Director
    Cambridge Office for Tourism
    Cambridge, MA

    Cambridge’s presence in the leisure and meetings market-both domestically and internationally-has markedly increased through the marketing and public relations efforts of Open the Door.

    Chris and her staff are enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated professionals who always go the extra mile to get the job done right—on time and on budget. They are proactive in finding solutions, diplomatic, and extremely knowledgeable of the marketplace. As a non-profit organization, I have particularly appreciated their creative capacity to leverage limited budgets and they always strive to generate the greatest return possible on investment.

  • Mary Kay Wydra

    Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Springfield, MA

    Because of her proven capabilities, Chris has always been our first and foremost consideration when seeking consultation in matters of promotion. Her background is extensive and she brings a wealth of expertise  to any project. She has most definitely “opened the door to access the world” and we’ve been fortunate to work closely with her for the benefit of the tourism industry and in the Pioneer Valley.”

  • Paul Sacco

    President and CEO
    Massachusetts Lodging Association
    Boston, MA

    I have worked with many sales, marketing & public relations firms through the course of my 40 year career…the experience that I have personally encountered with Open the Door in the past seven years has been exceptional. I am continuously impressed with their commitment to the clients needs and objectives, and how they are always available not only to ourselves, but to our members as well.

  • Julie McConchie

    Executive Director (Former)
    North of Boston Conventions & Visitors Bureau
    Peabody, MA

    Christina Pappas is familiar with all aspects of destination marketing. From launching creative campaigns in the key overseas markets to her work coordinating citywide conventions, she is known for her ability to deliver the program on time and on budget.