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Hospitality & Tourism
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With millions of dollars in scholarships on the line, teams of culinary students from throughout the state competed recently in the opening round of an annual national culinary cooking and restaurant-management competition. The National … more
Since October, I have been chairing a House commission studying the potential for growing tourism through a coordinated marketing effort. I sponsored the bill creating this commission because I firmly believe Rhode Island needs an ad campaign that effectively conveys our state’s unique identity to tourists. more
Hotel occupancy rates in the Newport and Providence-Warwick areas increased year to date in Newport, and year over year in July for Providence and Warwick, tourism professionals report. According to Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover … more
Twenty-two years ago, Dan Del Bonis opened a restaurant with a partner. When that didn't work out, he and his father sold the slightly used kitchen equipment to other restaurateurs. And a new business was born. Del Bonis, the owner … more
Summer in Rhode Island is filled with events, festivals, vacations and the special days that make this season like no other. We are spoiled in the Ocean State by the almost endless opportunities for recreation along, in and on Narragansett Bay. … more
"It's the essence of what life was like. Look around, hear the music, taste the food and you'll know." Is the speaker a historian? A theme park "imagineer"? John Edick may be both. He is a caterer, the owner of Blackstone Catering in Newport. … more
The yachting lifestyle is more within reach than you may think, thanks to the subcategory of the yachting industry known as the charter yacht experience. And perhaps surprisingly, one of the most impressive parts of that piece of the business can be … more
Jeffrey Mancinho has joined the ProvidenceG as director of operations. Mancinho is a 19-year industry expert, joining ProvidenceG after holding general manager positions at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Providence and Shrine Asian Kitchen, Nightclub … more
Providence has yet to see a building boom, but it is attracting several developers of hotel properties. The city has about 2,500 hotel rooms, most of them downtown, divided among full-service hotels, boutique hotels and small … more
When Bruce Atwell, Mike Kennedy and Michael Spremulli acquired Captain Cruise & Crew Travel in July 2005, they agreed to focus on old-school customer service. "There are always things about other businesses that you don't like," Spremulli … more
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