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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism

Could a cruise ship dock revitalize the waterfront?

The way Patrick Conley sees it, his and his wife Gail’s new development could be the beginning of a “mini-Baltimore,” right here in Providence. At...

Rhode Island Food Bank leader leaving<br> to tackle global hunger

<br. Bernard J. Beaudreau Position: Executive director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank Background: A Rhode Island native, Beaudreau took the helm at the Food Bank in 1995,...

New film puts spotlight on people of Federal Hill

Jon Raben is a geologist, not a professionally trained filmmaker, and until five years ago – when he dove headfirst into the neighborhood’s history...
Photo Courtesy www.Neworleansonline.com
A streetcar goes down Charles Street in New Orleans, one of the spots where
Collette Vacations is taking a tour group this month.

Collette works to revive tourism in New Orleans

Collette Vacations has been taking tour groups to New Orleans for more than half a century, lodging them in the heart of the French...

Casino gambling a perennial hot topic since ’90s

The town-wide “straw vote” on a Narragansett Indian casino in West Warwick came on a day so hot in June 1999 that then-Gov. Lincoln...
PBN Photo From May 16, 2005/courtesy Waterfire
WaterFire Providence has become a major tourist attraction, drawing more than 1.1 million people to Providence in 2004, with a direct economic impact of $33.2 million, according to studies.

Tourism flourishes, yields billions for R.I. economy

It looked like difficult times for Rhode Island’s travel economy when David DePetrillo became the state’s tourism director in 1983. Providence had just come out...
Newport's jazz festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, normally attracts a large crowd for the City by the Sea.  /

Jazz festival hits high note on anniversary

This year’s JVC Jazz Festival in Newport, Aug. 11 to 15, will be a tribute to what’s great about jazz.There will be...
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