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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism

Marriott seizing bookings from Expedia.com

Marriott International Inc., the world’s largest hotel operator, has battled back against online travel agents such as Expedia.com to become the eighth-biggest Internet retailer...

Latin American Film Festival seen as educational

José Torrealba sees the Providence Latin American Film Festival as much more than a venue for showing films, though it is one of the...

Hospitality industry fears loss of seasonal labor

The National Hotel on Block Island got only five employees from other countries to work seasonally on H-2B visas this year. But next year,...
SCOTT WOLF, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, speaks at a press conference on the historic tax credit at Hope Artiste Village last week. /

Tax credit program paying off, say its supporters

Few in Rhode Island would question that the state’s historic preservation investment tax credit has fostered development. There are so many concrete examples, from...

GTECH parent records $94.4M six-month profit

PROVIDENCE – Rome-based Lottomatica S.p.A., owner of GTECH Corp., last week reported a profit of $94.4 million for the first half of 2007, compared...

Breathing life into Main Street

State leaders and smart-growth advocates have been pushing for Rhode Island to revitalize its urban cores, bringing in residents as well as businesses, and...

GTECH parent posts first-half profit of $94.4M

ROME and PROVIDENCE – Lottomatica S.p.A. and wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH Corp. posted a first-half profit of $94.4 million (€68.1 million), compared with $44.2...

R.I. Local Food Fest raises $35,000 for local growers

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corp., says its inaugural Rhode Island Local Food Fest – held at the group’s Castle...
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Renaissance brings local arts scene closer to guests

Walking into the small room next to the Renaissance Providence Hotel’s front desk, the first things you see are locally designed Providence T-shirts and...
AT PROMET MARINE, a worker is dwarfed by vessels at the yard. The company is one of several along the waterfront that are concerned about proposed zoning changes. /

Businesses fighting for the waterfront

Eight water-dependent companies last week announced they have formed an alliance to oppose a plan to “gentrify” the Allens Avenue industrial corridor through rezoning. “Providence...
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