New initiative to offer $ 100 reward cards to Providence hotel guests

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) Gov. Dan McKee on Tuesday launched a new program to support small businesses in the state, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic, and to encourage tourism in the capital.

The “Go Providence Pass” initiative will provide $ 100 reward cards to guests who book and stay at participating Providence hotels.

Reward cards, according to McKee, can be used at about 80 businesses across town, including restaurants, outlets, and local attractions.

“The program aims to encourage hotel bookings while supporting small businesses in Providence, which have been particularly affected throughout the pandemic,” McKee said. “As we emerge from the COVID crisis, it is extremely important that we continue to support our small businesses. “

The initiative is, in part, sponsored by Rhode Island Commerce and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“We are encouraged by the strong emergence of our State from the pandemic. It is certainly the case, however, that some of our regions and some of our small businesses continue to struggle and need additional support, ”said Stefan Pryor, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce. “This innovative program will connect visitors with local businesses, encouraging our customers to shop and dine here, and foster additional economic activity in our capital.”

All Providence businesses interested in participating can register by sending an email to [email protected]

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