Hospitality & Tourism

Bruce Newbury

Fast start for food and wine events

Whoever said things slow down after the holidays must spend a lot of time at home. This still-new year is showing no signs of...

S&P upgrades bond ratings for RIAC

PROVIDENCE – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has upgraded R.I. Commerce Corp.’s general airport revenue bonds issued for the R.I. Airport Corp. from BBB+...
THE HAMPTON INN & SUITES Providence/Smithfield was sold for $9.9 million. / COURTESY HOLLIDAY FENOGLIO FOWLER LP

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield sells for $9.9M

SMITHFIELD - The Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield located at 945 Douglas Pike has been sold for $9.9 million, according to property records. The seller...
FOR THE FIRST TIME in 11 months, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in December 2018. The measure stood at 3.9 percent: a 0.1 percentage point increase from November but a 0.6 percentage point decrease from December 2017. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. ends 2018 with 3.9% unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment rate ticked up month to month for the first time since January 2018 according to the...

Norwegian Air to close base at T.F. Green Airport

WARWICK – Norwegian Air is closing its pilot and cabin-crew base at T.F. Green Airport, the company confirmed Wednesday. The removal of the Rhode Island...
AGODA HAS filed a WARN notice with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, notifying the state of the closure of its Rhode Island office, affecting 62 employees.

Agoda files WARN notice, R.I. closure affects 62 employees

PROVIDENCE - Agoda Company Pte. Ltd. has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, informing the state that it is closing its Rhode Island...
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS has upgraded R.I. Commerce Corp.’s general airport revenue bonds issued for the R.I. Airport Corp. from BBB+ to A. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

S&P upgrades bond ratings for RIAC

PROVIDENCE – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has upgraded R.I. Commerce Corp.’s general airport revenue bonds issued for the R.I. Airport Corp. from BBB+...
COLLECTION OF the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in October totaled $2.4 million, an increase of $85,926 year over year. COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

R.I. Oct. collection of 1% meal and bev. tax increases 3.7...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in October increased 3.7 percent from $2.3 million to $2.4...
SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES will begin offering seasonal roundtrip flights in April to Nashville, Tenn., and Minneapolis four times per week. / COURTESY MN AIRLINES

T.F. Green to get seasonal service to Minneapolis and Nashville

PROVIDENCE – A new carrier will be operating at T.F. Green Airport starting in April, the R.I. Airport Corp. announced Tuesday. MN Airlines LLC, operating...
NEWPORT COUNTY had more Airbnb guest arrivals than any other county in Rhode Island and saw significantly more income generated for hosts than other counties in 2018. / COURTESY AIRBNB

Airbnb logs 165K guest arrivals in R.I., $29M in host income...

PROVIDENCE – In 2018, approximately 165,000 guest arrivals were logged via Airbnb in Rhode Island, resulting in roughly $29 million in income for Rhode...
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