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Hospitality & Tourism

CONTEMPORARY Native American artists brought collectors in from around the world to The Gallery at 17 Peck. From left: gallery director Ken Lingad and owner Dan Kelley. /

Downcity gallery brings art tourism to Providence

Jody Naranjo, Nocona J. Burgess, Quanah Burgess and Penny Singer. These names might not be familiar to those outside the realm of contemporary Native...
THOMAS RIEL, left, director of sales and marketing for the Providence Renaissance Hotel, and Angelo DePeri, the hotel's general manager, show a visitor one of the rooms. /

Providence hotels find fewer guests

Occupancy in Providence hotels declined to its lowest level in more than a decade in 2006, the third year in a row that hotel...
IT'S GETTING EASIER for surfers to locate good waves, with Web sites like Surfline.com and surfing magazines. And when the waves are good, the surfers are likely to stay the night. /

Surfers finding their way to R.I.

When they promote the Ocean State, tourism officials talk about beaches, boating, fishing. Surfing, however, gets at best a quick mention on the Web...

Mass. seeks to expand film tax credits

BOSTON – A package of tax incentives intended to make the Bay State a more attractive destination for movie and television projects was unveiled...
JONATHAN STEVENS, left, of Preserve Rhode Island, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and National Geographic's Jonathan Tourtellot sign the Geotourism Charter yesterday as Carcieri aide Sue Stenhouse looks on. /

R.I. is 2nd state to sign Geotourism Charter

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri yesterday signed the National Geographic Society’s Geotourism Charter, making Rhode Island the second state after Arizona to endorse...
THIS WELCOME BUILDING greets cruise ship passengers arriving in Nassau. Its broad porch, metal roof and bright colors are typical of Bahamian architecture. /

With the door open, opportunity knocks

Fourth and final in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, the Bahamas – “It’s been an interesting trip,” said John...
THIS JELLYFISH is among the roughly 10,000 creatures who occupy the 5 million gallon aquarium at Atlantis. The resort is the largest private employer on New Providence Island. /

In search of the big catch

Third in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris Lee and I got an early start yesterday....
JOHN GROSVENOR, left, CEO of Newport Collaborative, speaks yesterday with David Johnson, deputy minister of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, exploring the possibility of development and historic preservation projects in Nassau. /

Fertile ground for Rhode Island skills

Second in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, the Bahamas – It was 9:15 a.m. when Newport Collaborative CEO John...
FRESH EYES: From left, Marilyn Bray, Gloria Beckmann and Madeline Mutch admire the Federal Reserve building during a May 5 walk along the new Independence Trail Providence. /

‘Independence Trail’ spotlights R.I. heritage

Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., each have major allure as historical tourism destinations. But Robert Burke, owner of the Federal Reserve and Pot au...
NICK RABAR, corporate executive chef of the Chow Fun Food Group, says being part of a restaurant group allows chefs to flourish and create great menus and dishes. /

Restaurant groups can offer<br> the best of both worlds

The secret to Rhode Island’s reputation as a dining mecca is the large number of independently owned and operated restaurants available to us night...
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