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1A recent economic-impact study calculated that the three R.I. Convention Center Authority facilities generated more than $738 million from 2009 to 2013. How does that compare with its operating costs during the same period? If we simply … more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) Room revenue at 10 downtown hotels climbed 25.5 percent in April and 19.7 percent in March, compared with last year, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. more
The city is taking part in the international Jane’s Walk Global Weekend Festival, in honor of urban activist Jane Jacobs, by hosting guided tours on May 6, 7 and 8. more
Newport Hospitality Inc. has been awarded an international award for its role in promoting the Volvo Ocean Race’s stopover last spring. more
Hiring a Rhode Island-based consultant to brand the Ocean State could give the effort stronger momentum than hiring an outsider, say some tourism professionals and observers here. But is that more important than hiring the firm with the … more
Five percent hotel tax collections climbed nearly 5 percent in August compared with August 2014, and rose nearly 14 percent when comparing the first two months of the fiscal year to the prior year period, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Positive media coverage and strong economic growth were highlighted at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting this week. more
At 8 percent, Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December when compared with Cranston, Providence and Warwick, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Betsy Wall, a month into her job as chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., turned in her resignation Friday, a casualty of the flawed rollout of the state’s new tourism and economic development program. Along with Wall, the new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer,” was dropped from the campaign. more
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center announced today its plans to lease space at 38 Bethel St. beginning April 1. The 3,000-square-foot, handicap accessible space is located in the heart of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and will accommodate changing exhibits, public programs, school groups, archives and community gatherings. more
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