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BOTH PASSENGER AND CARGO traffic at T.F. Green Airport in November increased year over year. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

T.F. Green passenger and cargo traffic continue upswing in Nov.

WARWICK – T.F. Green Airport has been getting busier.Passenger traffic at T.F. Green in November rose 21.5 percent year over year to 374,265 enplaned...
TWO RHODE ISLAND restaurants were named to the OpenTable 2018 Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants 2018 list. / COURTESY OPENTABLE

OpenTable: 2 R.I. restaurants named among most romantic restaurants in U.S.

PROVIDENCE -  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two Rhode Island eateries were named to the OpenTable 2018 Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new tourism marketing campaign in November touting Rhode Island as "Fun-Sized." / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Do you like Commerce RI’s less centralized plan for marketing Rhode...

Unlike the much-ballyhooed and then immediately much-criticized “Cooler & Warmer” state tourism campaign, the R.I. Commerce Corp. has adopted a more understated approach to...
Bruce Newbury

Fine dining is back

“There’s absolutely an appetite on diners’ parts to be dazzled!” This observation in a recent published report from Caroline Potter, the chief dining officer...

R.I. pitched as ‘Fun-Sized’

“Marketing is not a logo, it is not a brand,” said R.I. Commerce Corp. Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano, discussing the agency’s decidedly low-key...
COLLECTIONS OF THE 1 percent meal and beverage tax in October totaled $2.34 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

1% meal and beverage tax collections climb in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in October totaled $2.3 million, a 20 percent increase year over year, according...

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to relocate HQ to I-295...

LINCOLN - The Interstate 295 Visitor Center in Lincoln will become the new headquarters for the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park — the...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new tourism marketing campaign in November touting Rhode Island as "Fun-Sized." / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce drops broad tourism message for ‘Fun-Sized’ offerings

PROVIDENCE – There will be no successor to the much-criticized 2016 “Cooler & Warmer” state tourism campaign, R.I. Commerce Corp. Chief Marketing Officer Lara...
Bruce Newbury

Foodies still flocking to Chef-a-Roni

“We had the first foodies in Rhode Island!” Henry Caniglia said, as he was giving a tour through his unique and venerable gourmet-food emporium...
NEWPORT WAS NAMED No. 23 Best U.S. City by National Geographic Travel in a recent ranking. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Nat Geo Traveler names Newport among 30 best small U.S. cities

PROVIDENCE - A Jan. 16 ranking published by National Geographic Traveler counts Newport among the 30 Best Small U.S. Cities according to "unconventional metrics"...
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