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Kristen Adamo

Tourism will need support from R.I. leaders

On the morning of March 11, thousands of young athletes from across the Northeast were packing their bags for a trip to Providence. They...
Kristen Adamo joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2005. She served as vice president of marketing and communications before being named CEO and president in 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of patience

Kristen Adamo | Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president Patience is a virtue but it has never been one of mine. I...
THE WAY IT WAS: Visitors tour the Breakers Mansion in Newport in a time before the coronavirus pandemic. Normally a major tourism draw, the Newport Mansions remain closed, and opening dates haven’t been announced, as of May 20. / COURTESY DISCOVER NEWPORT

Can R.I. tourism avoid summer of sadness?

From beach vacations to business conferences, travel-related tourism is the lifeblood of the state economy, generating $6.8 billion in 2018, according to a report...
THE PROVIDENCE WARWICK Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates that Rhode Island will see $43 million in lost direct spending from meetings and events that were canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. / COURTESY THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB projects $43M impact due to canceled and postponed events

PROVIDENCE – The crushing blow to the state’s hospitality and tourism industry now has a dollar figure: at least $43 million in lost revenue,...
Amanda Parker

Parker named executive director of Burke Fund

AMANDA PARKER is the new executive director of the John P. Burke Memorial Fund, which provides golf scholarships to local college-bound students. Parker has...
WARWICK MAYOR Joseph J. Solomon announced Tuesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated revenue decreases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick to lay off up to 50 city employees due to...

WARWICK – Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced Wednesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated declined revenue...

Hotels offering student discounts, summer restaurant weeks extended

PROVIDENCE - Eleven hotels in the Providence area are offering discounted rates to college and university students who are displaced by campus closures due...
THE R.I. CONVENTION CENTER Authority, which operates the R.I. Convention Center and the Dunkin' Donuts Center, pictured, will follw Gov. Gina Raimondo's advisory against attending or organizing events that will hold 250 or more people for two weeks in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

R.I. Convention Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Center rescheduling events; AHL season suspended

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Convention Center Authority, which operates the R.I. Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, announced late Thursday that 12 upcoming...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced that, starting Friday, all events of 100 or more people are either canceled or postponed through April 3. The initiative affects two March events that had been scheduled at the Ryan Center, pictured. / COURTESY THE RYAN CENTER

Larger events feeling effects of spread of coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Large events are feeling the effects of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cancellations, postponements and attendance restrictions. State officials are...
THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER hosted a large share of sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2019. /COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB: 2019 events generate nearly $75M in direct spending

PROVIDENCE – Events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau generated $74.9 million in direct spending for the state in 2019, down...

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