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Hotel tax collections increased 11.7 percent year over year in May, and meal and beverage tax collections rose 10.7 percent, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
A popular craft-beer pub in Westerly will expand into a location in the Kinsley Building in downtown Providence, the first commercial tenant confirmed for the former office building. more
The Rhode Island Convention Center hosted 50 percent more faith-based events this past fiscal year than it did in fiscal year 2014, the agency announced Friday, boosting hotel traffic downtown. more
Newport is the third most expensive summer destination in New England, behind Provincetown, Mass., and Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a survey by CheapHotels.org. more
Providence is one of the nation’s 10 greatest coffee cities and one of the places where you can find a great hot dog, according to recent press reports. more
Twenty Rhode Island restaurants are among 3,618 listed worldwide for their superior wine lists, according to the advanced release of the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator. more
(Updated 4:22 p.m.) Rhode Island’s expedited search to hire a marketing consultant by Aug. 31 could result in the launch of a tourism brand for the state in January. more
The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Providence Restaurant Weeks from Sunday, July 12, to Saturday, July 25, in 10 cities and towns. more
The Preservation Society of Newport County will hold a book signing on July 10 for the first-ever biography of its founder and long-time president, Katherine Urquhart Warren. more
State hotel tax revenue increased 21.3 percent, or $176,921, in April to $1 million, according to the state Department of Revenue’s 5 percent hotel tax collections report. more
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