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Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a global wind energy company, will sponsor a boat in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Chris Nicholson, a six-time world champion who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat for the race that starts on Oct. 4 in Alicante, Spain. more
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. more
Customers are running up healthy restaurant and bar tabs at Rhode Island establishments this year, with state residents better off for it. more
Campgrounds in Rhode Island are not exactly thriving, but they’re holding their own, in large measure because of the state’s ample natural assets. But camp operators recognize that future camping success demands more than that. more
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
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