Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Tourism Industry Expecting Boost from Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-tourism-industry-expecting-boost-same-sex-marriage <p>The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau said it expects tourism and the wedding industry will get a boost from Rhode Island’s new same-sex marriage law.</p><p>The Convention and Visitors Bureau has been marketing to the LGBT community for the last nine years. Kristen Adamo is the vice president for marketing, and she expects same-sex weddings will grow over time.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:58:30 +0000 Catherine Welch 19386 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Tourism Industry Expecting Boost from Same-Sex Marriage City of Providence Unveils Ad-Campaign for Summer Tourists http://ripr.org/post/city-providence-unveils-ad-campaign-summer-tourists <p>While most Rhode Islanders are out drinking up the joys of beach life this summer, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is trying to lure them back into the city in a series of television and radio ads that started running last week.</p><p></p><p>The ads highlight popular tourism spots in the capital city and try to allay people’s concerns about parking, saying:</p><p>“Whoever said there’s no parking in downtown Providence needs to come visit us. We have over 15,000 parking spaces. The city’s in bloom this summer with fabulous restaurants, concerts and more.”</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:28:53 +0000 Flo Jonic 19171 at http://ripr.org City of Providence Unveils Ad-Campaign for Summer Tourists Friday, February 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-1-2013 <p>A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%201feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9599 at http://ripr.org 2012 was good to Providence's hotels http://ripr.org/post/2012-was-good-providences-hotels <p>2012 was a banner year for the Providence hotel industry.&nbsp; Both occupancy and room rates exceeded the national and regional averages.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:03:14 +0000 Flo Jonic 9591 at http://ripr.org 2012 was good to Providence's hotels