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100% FREE SUPPORT FROM OUR LOCAL EXPERTS.
Save yourself the legwork and the guesswork and call on our Destination Experts for your planning support. Think of them as your very own complimentary concierges...and by complimentary we mean FREE. No catch. FREE. Our Experts are here to help with issuing RFPs, organizing site visits, introducing you to vendors and more.
Alex Hurd CMP, HMCC
Patricia Smurro CMP, HMCC
A native New Yorker, Patricia has immersed herself into Newport life as a Destination Expert. Part of the Discover Newport sales team since 2006 and in hospitality for 20+ years, Patricia is an active member of Meeting Professionals International. She is also a member, and former President, of Northeast Convention and Visitor Bureau Representatives.
View an online copy of our Meeting Planner's Guide. You'll discover our Destination Expert's complimentary services, destination overview, travel information and hotel specs.
Our new online digital asset library includes a large curated collection of images intended for non-commercial use by media, authorized meeting planners and tour operators to promote Newport (and our…
Finding the right speaker or local expert for your meeting or event is a snap with our new Local Speakers Bureau.
Here’s a list of helpful resources and services to make your event a seamless, sensational affair to remember.
We know how important a successful meeting is to each and every planner. We’ve put together a one-stop hub of planner tools including our Destination Guide, promotional images, up-to-the-minute deals…
When you meet in our destination…You CAN change the world! Hosting your meeting in our destination and looking for a way to give back to the local community? Our Destination Experts have suggestions.