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RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $2 million in October. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $94,515 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: R.I. Oct. 5% hotel tax totals $2M

PROVIDENCE – October collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.02 million, a $12,469 decline from one year prior at...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $3.2 million in August. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $73,587 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax collection stays level at $3.2M in Aug.

PROVIDENCE - Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in August totaled $3.21 million, a 1 percent increase from $3.18 million the year prior,...
MARTHA SHERIDAN has announced she will step down as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in mid-December. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Sheridan to depart PWCVB for Boston CVB in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Concluding a 12-year tenure as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, on Friday, Martha Sheridan announced she...
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Rhode Island culinary culture recognized near and far

Rhode Island continues to receive national and international accolades for our leading-edge culinary culture. On Sept. 12, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association hosted the 15th...
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Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...
GROUPS THAT BOOKED meetings, conventions or sporting events with the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau at the R.I. Convention Center and/or at the Dunkin' Donuts Center alone accounted for approximately $51.9 million of direct spending in fiscal 2018. / COURTESY THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB-booked meetings, conventions and events yield $73.7M in FY18

PROVIDENCE – Meetings, conventions and sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau yielded $73.7 million in direct spending in the...
A RICHER TOURISM EXPERIENCE: The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a series of 15 neighborhood maps to direct visitors to Providence districts that have distinct characteristics that it believes will reward tourists with enjoyable experiences. Marta Martinez, right, executive director of RI Latino Arts and host of the Broad Street neighborhood walking tour, and Dana Heng, artist who painted a mural along and off of Broad Street through a project sponsored by the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 9, 2018

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
SHOW FLOOR: Attendees and exhibitors interact at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Over the three days the NRLA expo was held in February, attendees booked 3,052 hotel rooms and spent $1.13 ­million. / COURTESY NRLA

Convention center eyes strong 2018

In February, hundreds of members of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association poured into Providence to attend their annual industry expo at the R.I. Convention...
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