Tourism generates billions of dollars annually for Rhode Island's economy. Yet, there are critics who maintain we are not doing enough to showcase our state and, in turn, create jobs. This week's A Lively Experiment focuses on the business of tourism in our state.
Joining Jim Hagan on the panel are:
Dan Sullivan - President and CEO, Collette Vacations in Pawtucket, RI. Collette Vacations is one of the leading escorted tour companies in the world. Dan has been critical of the state's tourism policy.
Mark Brodeur - Director of Tourism, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Mark Murphy - Editor, Providence Business News
Jeffrey Hirsh - Board member, Rhode Island Convention Center Authority. Jeff is also the owner of Bristol's Lobster Pot restaurant.
A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.
WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.