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Hospitality & Tourism
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(Updated, 10 a.m.) August’s hotel tax collections increased 22 percent over July’s collections, and nearly 9 percent above collections for the same time a year ago, according to data released Monday by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Hotel workers and their supporters said Monday afternoon that three or more of them will begin a hunger strike if the R.I. Senate passes a state budget that bans municipalities from individually voting to raise the minimum wage. more
Johnson & Wales University professor and department chairman Michael Sabitoni has received the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement. more
The New Bedford Whaling Museum broke ground Monday on a new 17,000-square-foot education center and research library. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Sept. 24, as part of an initiative to explore business and tourism opportunities between Rhode Island and Ireland. more
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday. Bernhardt’s project, Colorfast, will establish a research and manufacturing facility to design digitally printed textiles, while Dadekian’s project, the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market, would include a public market and tourism and educational components. more
Off-peak conventions and large events booked in Rhode Island for Nov. 8 through Dec. 7 account for nearly 20,000 contracted hotel room nights, more than double the number compared with this time last year. more
In hospitality, as in any field, the job hunt takes many forms. Just ask Courtney Lowenstein. more
Rhode Island had the third-highest tax rate on lodging last year, according to HVS Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Consulting’s third annual lodging tax study released this week. more
Visits to the mansions managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County increased by 2.5 percent during the nonprofit’s fiscal 2014 year compared with a year earlier. more
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