The Rhode Island travel and tourism industry grapples with many of the same issues as its peers globally, including how to raise awareness about the value of transportation infrastructure like bridges and airports – and the taxes that feed it.
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association says this year’s legislative session ended with the industry at least able to stay on an equal footing with other sectors. That’s thanks largely to defeat of both a bill that would have reduced the sales tax for most industries but not hospitality, and another measure to create a commission to study a minimum wage within the hospitality industry.
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