The holiday season's over and 2020 is already in full swing. We're excited about what this year will bring to the city and surrounding areas, so read on to find out what's new at the PWCVB and with you, our partners.


Providence Restaurant Weeks is cooking up fabulous deals now through January 25. With nearly 100 restaurants participating, you should start browsing menus and skip cooking dinner for a while. Be sure to enter our contest giving away tickets to "Fiddler on the Roof" at PPAC and a gift card to The Capital Grille.

The PWCVB has begun promoting Valentine's Day and February Vacation with dedicated web pages featuring events and more. Be sure to add your events to our online calendar. It may take up to seven days for your event to be posted on our website. 

Don't miss the PWCVB's next Partner Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Providence Marriott Downtown from 3:30–5 p.m., where our Vice President of Sales & Services Tom Riel will be speaking.

Finally, the Visitors Center has recently undergone some organizational changes to be more closely aligned with Convention Services. Both will now be led under a single umbrella by Erin Degulis, senior director of convention & visitor services. Additional staffing changes included Kara Theriault moving into a new role as visitor center manager and Convention Services Coordinator Brittany Campo joining our staff last fall. Check out the full staff below.

Erin Degulis Senior Director of Convention & Visitor Services

Erin Degulis

Erin Hanson, CMP Manager of Community Affairs


Brittany Campo Convention Services Coordinator

Brittany Campo in black sweater and red shirt

KARA THERIAULT Visitor Center Manager

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Kirk Feather Visitor Center Associate


Richard Muserlian Visitor Center Associate



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The BankNewport City Center is one of three places in the country to feature these bumper cars that operate on ice. Each ride lasts 15 minutes and costs $12 ($15 on the full rink). The bumper cars run at the same time as regular ice skating, so don't worry about not being able to skate at the rink. Check here for hours before giving it a whirl. 

Many of our hotel partners are participating in Hotel Week RI, the state's first hotel week. This 14-day promotion runs from Jan. 18–31 and features flat rates of just $100, $200, $300 and $400 per night! It's the perfect excuse to book a quick staycation and explore new parts of home.

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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:  

“How to Find the Perfect Event Speaker”Successful Meetings 

"The Most Iconic Christmas Traditions in Every State" — Reader's Digest

“Ice Bumper Cars Are A Growing Trend, And They Look Like So Much Fun” — Simplemost

"Here Are 10 The Best Cities For Jobs in 2020" — CNBC

“Best Holiday Light Displays Across the U.S.”Forbes

Rhode Island Convention Center

Jan. 17–20
2020 J.W. Kennedy Memorial Hockey Tournament
Throughout RI
Attendees: 6,000
Social: Facebook

Jan. 18–20
2020 Beauty & Beast Gymnastics Wrestling Invitational
Rhode Island Convention Center
Attendees: 1,000
Social: Facebook

Jan. 30–Feb. 2
2020 National Prep School Invitational
Throughout RI
Attendees: 600
Social: Facebook

Jan. 31–Feb. 2
2020 NERVA Junior Regional
Rhode Island Convention Center
Attendees: 5,400
Social: Facebook | Twitter

Feb. 8–9
2020 Athletic Championships
Rhode Island Convention Center
Attendees: 10,000
Social: Facebook | Twitter

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