Saturday, October 16, 2021


Hospitality & Tourism

Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A lesson for Salve students

Like the virus and its far-reaching effects, telling the story of the pandemic has been unprecedented. On social media, we receive and react to...
TAKING THE RISK: A gambler places sports bets at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier this month. The American Gaming Association projects that 45.2 million Americans will bet on NFL games this season. / AP PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

Legal sports betting spreading across U.S.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – More than half of the United States now offers legal sports betting, just three years after it was allowed by...
BALLY'S CORP. CASINO EXECUTIVES and state officials, including Gov. Daniel J. McKee, center, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, left, gathered on Thursday afternoon outside the casino to celebrate the rebranding and to mark the start of a $100 million expansion project at the Twin River casino and hotel in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Twin River marks rebrand to Bally’s, start of $100M expansion

LINCOLN – What’s been known as Twin River Casino Hotel since 2007 is now called Bally’s Twin River Casino Lincoln. Casino executives from Bally’s Corp....

R.I. hotel industry projecting $107.8M less in business travel revenue in...

PROVIDENCE – A new report has found that Rhode Island’s hotel industry is projected to end the year with $107.8 million less revenue from...

T.F. Green named among best airports in U.S. in Travel +...

WARWICK – Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has been named the No. 3 domestic airport in Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards,...

Reports show depth of COVID-19 impact, recovery in R.I’s hospitality sectors

PROVIDENCE – A new set of reports from a Rhode Island Hospitality Association's economic outlook event held Thursday shows an industry hard hit by...

New app developed by PC graduates connects customers with nightlife

PROVIDENCE – Two years ago, Miles McQuillen, then a student at Providence College, was waiting for a ride home after a “terrible night out.”...

R.I.’s 5% hotel tax collection dips 15% in FY21

PROVIDENCE – Fiscal 2021 collections of the state’s 5% hotel tax totaled $15 million, a decline of 15% year over year, the R.I. Department...

R.I. Commerce hires Kimble-Huntley for chief marketing officer role

PROVIDENCE - After a nationwide search, the R.I. Commerce Corp. has hired Anika Kimble-Huntley as its chief marketing officer. Kimble-Huntley will be charged with working...
PLACE ­SETTER: Angela Craig prepares the dining room at Newport’s historic Admiral Fitzroy Inn, where she started as the innkeeper in 2004.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

At historic Newport inn, Craig became a vital fixture

Before her role as innkeeper at Newport’s historic Admiral Fitzroy Inn – a job she took in 2004 – Angela Craig and her husband,...

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