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BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
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R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
KRISTEN ADAMO, left, and Kimberly Greene, right, induct Karen Silva, department chair of graduate business programs at Johnson & Wales University, into the PWCVB Hall of Fame. / PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

PWCVB touts Providence occupancy rate for FY19, celebrates awardees at annual...

PROVIDENCE – At the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting, PWCVB CEO and President Kristen Adamo described the region’s tourism industry as...

Self-guided walking tour of Jewelry District uses Brown student research

PROVIDENCE – A new self-guided walking tour of the Jewelry District features the original research of Brown University undergraduates and their professor, according to...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Tom McGinn, captain and president, and Kristin Stone are co-owners of Providence Riverboat. After the company joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, it shifted its business model from cocktail cruises to catering to the tourism industry and nearly tripled its revenue in the first year, Stone said.
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Tourism: In search of coordination

The Providence Riverboat Co. once served primarily local customers. Its boats would take groups out on the Providence River for cocktail cruises, leaving from...
Families and tourists enjoy some beach time on Block Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Tourism districts win funding boost

As the summer season heads toward its peak, Rhode Island’s six tourism districts’ budgets will see a long-awaited boost from taxes generated by housing...
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Five Questions With Kristen Adamo

Kristen Adamo | President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau 1. You were promoted to president and CEO of the Providence Warwick...
ANTIQUE FIREHOUSE: Christopher Bicho, owner of six boutique hotel properties in Newport, including the Town & Tide Inn, stands in a renovated, antique firehouse that he rents out as an Airbnb site.
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Boutique hotels go mainstream

Early on a chilly Wednesday morning just before Memorial Day weekend, Christopher Bicho walks into the Town & Tide Inn in Newport. An aroma...

Robbins receives philanthropy award

ARTHUR S. ROBBINS, principal for Providence-based Robbins Properties Inc., recently received the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award....
KRISTEN ADAMO has been named president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adamo named head of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has named its vice president of marketing and communications as its new president and CEO,...
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