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Hospitality
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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
Four local chefs and a mixologist will represent the city at the 9th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Oct. 26-28. more
(Updated 4:25 p.m.) In January, local 1 percent hotel tax collections increased 3.4 percent year over year, and local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections rose 3.6 percent, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
The R.I. Convention Center Authority had increased traffic to its three facilities in the first three months of the year, despite several major snow storms and a blizzard that produced heavy snowfall. more
The city has been chosen as a host for first- and second-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March 2016, and the event is expected to generate $3.5 million in economic impacts. more
(Updated, 1:40 p.m.) The fiscal year of 2014 showed an uptick in hospitality and tourism spending in the Ocean State, as collections for both the 1 percent meal and beverage tax and the 1 percent hotel tax posted increases over fiscal 2013. more
(Updated, 6 p.m.) The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday will launch “Recommend Rhode Island,” a promotional initiative to re-brand its ambassador program and encourage grassroots participation. more
Constructing a small hotel at Twin River Casino is an avenue the parent company, Twin River Worldwide Holdings, would like to explore, the board Chairman John E. Taylor, Jr., told the Town Council Tuesday night. more
Fifteen regional hotels and restaurants are 2015 recipients of AAA’s five and four diamond awards, signifying excellence in the hospitality industry. more
The four communities with the most hotels in the state – Providence, Warwick, Newport and Middletown – saw healthy increases in activity almost across the board in May as the tourist season kicked off. more
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