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RIPPLE EFFECT: R.I. Airport Corp. CEO and President Iftikhar Ahmad thinks new nonstop flights in and out of Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport to southern and West Coast destinations will help boost both leisure and business travel to Rhode Island, which will have a rippling effect for the rest of the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New nonstop flights have R.I. tourism leaders salivating

Iftikhar Ahmad sees dollar signs in the winding security lines and crowds clumped around conveyor belts of suitcases at Rhode Island T.F. Green International...

Hopeful signs for tourism

As we leave another COVID winter behind, some hopeful signs for tourism are emerging along with the crocuses. R.I. Commerce Corp. recently approved spending $3.4...
RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN International Airport in Warwick will receive $6.5 million in the 2022 fiscal year from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to help upgrade and improve airport operations. Rhode Island's six state airports will receive about $45 million in total from the act over the next five years. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

R.I. state airports to receive $45M in federal funds over 5...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state-run airports will receive $45 million from the Federal Aviation Administration over the next five years to help upgrade and...

Kimble-Huntley: Time to be ‘thinking differently and thinking big’ on tourism

PROVIDENCE – “Thinking big is going to be one of the things that is going to set us apart from other states” on tourism,...
EMPTY FEELING: Kristen Adamo, CEO and president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, stands in the barren lobby at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick in March 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive amount of canceled trips. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. branding has been hit or miss

TOURISM When R.I. Commerce Corp. decided to hire a chief marketing officer in late 2015, it made sense – bring in a person to guide...
Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad’s tenure as chief of the R.I. Airport Corp. has had its share of turbulence, but he’s managed to maintain his bearings through...

T.F. Green gets $14.8M federal grant

WARWICK – Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport has been awarded a $14.8 million federal grant that can be broadly used to boost...
ROGER C. BERGENHEIM, far right, president and publisher of Providence Business News, delivers a speech Thursday to multiple business professionals in attendance at the news publication's 35th Anniversary Gala at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN celebrates 35th anniversary with business community

WARWICK – Providence Business News on Thursday celebrated three and a half decades of providing business journalism to Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts at...

T.F. Green named among best airports in U.S. in Travel +...

WARWICK – Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has been named the No. 3 domestic airport in Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards,...
A FEW TRAVELERS make their way through the security line in the terminal at T.F. Green Airport. Airport officials hope legislation to change the name of the airport will help boost the number of passengers who come through the state's largest airport. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can name change give T.F. Green a lift?

After three years of trying to change the name of T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, state aviation officials may finally get their wish. Officials such...
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