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One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
A 900-day schedule of international regattas and social events, beginning with the Newport Metre Fest in June 2017 and culminating in the 2019 12 Metre World Championship, which also will be held in Newport, known as the Road to the Worlds, was announced Thursday by the competition’s management. more
The Emmy-award winning ABC food show, “The Chew,” will air a segment Wednesday at 1 p.m. featuring co-host Carla Hall dining at well-known Rhode Island culinary institutions, according to a release by R.I. Commerce Corp. more
One percent hotel tax collections increased 6.5 percent over the year in June, and nearly 18 percent over the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Three Roger Williams University students helped Coventry leaders create a campaign to promote the town as a tourist destination. more
Those interested in seeing the inside of the closed “Superman” building at 111 Westminster St. will have to wait their turn. Two hours after letting the public know about the complimentary tours, scheduled for five dates between this weekend and Sept. 24, the events are now completely booked. more
After announcing, then dropping a statewide tourism slogan, the R.I. Commerce Corp. picked up where it left off, moving forward Monday with a campaign to better define and promote the state to potential visitors. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections, and hotel tax collections increased year over year in February by 15.2 percent and 11.3 percent, respectively. 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
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
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