Providence featured in May Issue of Southwest Airlines’ In-Flight Magazine

Providence Featured in May Issue of Southwest Airlines’ In-Flight Magazine

“Your Adventure in Providence” highlights Capital City’s attractions for a national audience

PROVIDENCE, RI
– Mayor Angel Taveras, CEO and President of the Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) Martha Sheridan and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) Kelly Fredericks today announced that the Capital City is showcased in an eight-page feature in the May issue of Spirit, the in-flight magazine distributed on all Southwest Airlines and Airtran flights. Distribution of the May issue of Spirit is expected to be more than 445,000 copies.

“I am proud to partner with the Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation in this effort to encourage a nationwide audience of travelers to come to Providence,” said Mayor Taveras. “With a circulation of nearly a half million copies, this magazine feature introduces people across America to Providence’s award-winning cultural, culinary and historic attractions.”

“We were pleased to spearhead this project, in conjunction with the City of Providence and T.F. Green Airport,” said Martha Sheridan, President and CEO of the PWCVB. “We lobbied for this feature to be placed in the May issue, as that is when many people start making their summer travel plans. With many annual summer events, a thriving culinary scene and family-friendly attractions, Providence is emerging as a popular summer travel destination.”

The article describes Providence as “brimming with historic haunts, notable eateries, and esteemed art museums,” noting that the “cultured capital packs quite the punch in its 20 square miles.”

“We were more than happy to partner with the Capital city of Providence and the PWCVB to promote Southwest service at T. F. Green Airport,” said Kelly Fredericks, President and CEO of the RIAC. “We are hopeful this effort attracts inbound tourists to enjoy all that we collectively have to offer – from a convenient first rate travel experience to top rate attractions.” 

Among the attractions featured in the piece are the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, The Dean Hotel, Noon Design, New Harvest Coffee and Spirits, The Dorrance, Pastiche, and historic Benefit Street.

Read the feature online at http://www.spiritmag.com/