Hospitality & Tourism

RHODE ISLAND sports bettors lost 2.46 million in October. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors place most in wagers since launch in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Bettors lost $2.46 million on sports bets in Rhode Island in October. The figure was level with losses posted in September, according...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
Bruce Newbury

R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
MUSSEL MAN: Gregory Silkes is a co-owner and the general manager of American Mussel Harvesters in North Kingstown. The shellfish operation recently underwent an online facelift, updating its website, tweaking its logo and streamlining its sales focus to present a consistent message to customers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

American Mussel Harvesters in shell game of different kind

There’s no doubt that American Mussel Harvesters Inc. sells mussels. They also harvest and distribute quahogs, soft-shell clams and up to 40 different types...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Roberta Mudge Humble

Roberta Mudge Humble | President, Westerly Armory Restoration Inc. 1. You have said it is one of your life’s goals to promote Rhode Island. Why?...
RHODE ISLAND collection of the 1% meal and beverage tax declined 4.2% year over year in August to $3 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

R.I. 1% meal and bev. tax collection dips Y/Y in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the Rhode Island 1% meal and beverage tax in August declined $132,000, or 4.2%, year over year to $3 million,...
TWIN RIVER Worldwide Holdings reported a profit of $7 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Twin River reports $7M profit in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. reported a profit of $7 million in the third quarter of 2019, a 57.3% decline year over...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...
KRISTEN ADAMO, left, and Kimberly Greene, right, induct Karen Silva, department chair of graduate business programs at Johnson & Wales University, into the PWCVB Hall of Fame. / PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

PWCVB touts Providence occupancy rate for FY19, celebrates awardees at annual...

PROVIDENCE – At the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting, PWCVB CEO and President Kristen Adamo described the region’s tourism industry as...
COURTING MEMBERS: Lance Pryor, left, owner and member of Agawam Hunt’s management team, and Joshua Helm, assistant general manager and controller, are pictured at the club’s indoor tennis courts. Pryor said golf “as the sole value proposition” is a challenging one right now.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

For many R.I. golf clubs, fairways and greens aren’t enough to...

At Agawam Hunt, membership is up to 400 after the East Providence golf club nearly went under last year. About 220 have joined The...
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