Alright, it’s finally summer! Here's to tan lines and iced coffees. The PWCVB is looking forward to a number of conferences and conventions coming in this summer, so be sure to check the Convention Calendar to be prepared. This month is jam packed and we couldn’t be happier. We know you share the feeling. Read on to find out what's new at the PWCVB and with our partners.

PWCVB News
Providence Restaurant Weeks

As you know, Rhode Island has direct flights with Norwegian Airlines to (and from!) Ireland, Norway and Scotland out of Green Airport. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting a few of our Irish industry partners and look forward to a lasting relationship between the destinations. We will reach out to you about packaging and contesting as we move forward.

Providence Restaurant Weeks is in full swing, now through July 22 with nearly 100 participating restaurants. Enjoy three-course lunches available for $16.95 and dinners for $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials. Thank you to our sponsor, OrderUpRead here for our "Five Reasons to Enjoy Restaurant Weeks." 

The PWCVB is running a Restaurant Weeks contest through next week with a pretty sweet prize. We're giving away an overnight at the Omni Providence, tickets to Elvis Costello & the Imposters at PPAC and a gift card to Tavolo. Thank you to our partners on this great prize package.

Keep adding those events to our online calendar. It may take up to seven days for your event to be posted on our website, so plan accordingly. Limit descriptions to 180 characters if possible. If you have any questions, please contact CRM Database and Research Coordinator Beth-Anne Tremaine.

Partner Update
Fathers Day Kayak

The Hampton Inn in Pawtucket is nearly ready, we are all excited for another addition to our lodging options. Check out the PWCVB Partner Facebook page for awesome photos of the progress.

According to my friend, this is the best time of year to get out and golf. Head on over to Hillside Country Club and tee up (or hit the spa!) or Harbor Lights (and stop by for a dip in the pool). Don’t forget that both are open for parties and events.

Our friends over at Providence Kayak Company recently had their first "sold out day" in their inaugural season. See what all the buzz is about and check it out for yourself. You may even learn something while working on your triceps.

In the News
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There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:

“The 9 Types of Travelers You’ll Meet in Providence” — Travelzoo

“Best American History Vacation Spots” — CBS 

“12 of the Most Underrated Food Cities in America” — BuzzFeed

“America’s Best Cities for Getting Away With the Girls” Travel + Leisure

What's Comin' to the Providence/Warwick Area
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July 13–15             
National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting
1,400 Attendees                               
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @NatlGovsAssoc 
Facebook: NationalGovernorsAssociation 
#WeTheStates

July 14–17            
2017 Trilogy Lacrosse Tournament
1,200 Attendees 
Brown University
Twitter: @TrilogyLacrosse 
Facebook: TrilogyLacrosse

July 16–21                 
2017 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant  
1,000 Attendees                               
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @Mercury_2017 
Facebook: Mercury-2017

July 25–30                 
2017 Elite Dance Challenge
2,000 Attendees                 
The VETS
Twitter: @EliteDanceChall 
Facebook: EliteDanceChall

July 26–29                 
2017 Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies Conference
400 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @CALEA_org 
Facebook: CALEA-114087355342612

August 2–6                 
USA Gymnastics 2017 Region 6 Congress
400 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @USAGym 
Facebook: USAGymnastics

August 6–11                 
SHARE 2017 Summer Meeting
600 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @SHAREHQ 
Facebook: SHAREonSocial 
#SHAREpvd

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