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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. more
AAA Southern New England projects that 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from their homes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This is the highest volume of travelers for the holiday since 2008. more
The line stretched across the parking lot on a recent summer night. Beachgoers and vacationers with families in tow were all hungry. more
The decision for Pawtucket-based vacation tour company Collette to “go healthy” had been in the works for some time. A survey of its 276 Rhode Island employees revealed that 85 percent were onboard with the idea of a fitness and wellness center. more
Restaurants and lodging outlets in Rhode Island are expected to continue the slow, steady growth that has characterized those industries since the Great Recession, according to speakers at the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. more
The upcoming Volvo Ocean Race has already provided a boost in lodging in Newport and across the state for 2015, state hospitality proponents say, yet a forecast from a regional expert is for hotel occupancy rates in Newport to grow by only 1 percentage point. 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
Condor Airlines, a German airline in operation since 1955, announced Tuesday that it was initiating service between T.F. Green Airport and Frankfurt International Airport on June 18, 2015. more
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