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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...
KIMBERLY GREENE (left), chairman of the board of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and Martha Sheridan, PWCVB president and CEO, congratulate Larry Lepore, general manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and the RI Convention Center. Lepore was inducted into the PWCVB’s Hall of Fame at its annual meeting. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Lepore, Panaggio, Cooke, RWP Zoo honored at PWCVB annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – A healthy local hospitality industry was celebrated Wednesday evening at the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau annual meeting.The group tallied a...
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 WARWICK CONVENTION and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Martha Sheridan (left) and Board Chair Dale Venturini (right) congratulate Hall of Fame Inductee Jeff Hirsh (center) at the PWCVB’s Annual Meeting./ PHOTO COURTESY PWCVB

Hirsh, Clements, Almestica recognized at PWCVB annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the organization's 2017 achievements at its annual meeting Thursday, which included recognition of local leaders.According to...

Workshop looks at city’s lesser-known attractions

Barbara Barnes started the workshop with a “Peanuts” comic. Linus is telling Charlie Brown about a trip he went on. All the hotels and...
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