Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Hospitality & Tourism

R.I. 5% hotel tax collection jumps 88.5% Y/Y in July, showing...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island increased 88.5% year over year in July to $4 million, the R.I....

R.I. well represented in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was well represented in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for 2021. Readers of the travel magazine lauded 10 of the...

Why climate change is making it harder to chase fall foliage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to...
Lee Fenton, the newly appointed chief executive officer of Bally's Corp., who formerly ran Gamesys before it was acquired by the Providence-based company, said the company's new focus on online gaming won't take away from land-based casino operations. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

Bally’s new CEO: Online gambling to complement casino operations, not hurt...

PROVIDENCE – As locally based Bally's Corp. realigns itself to become a digital-first leader of the U.S. gambling market in the wake of a...

Bally’s closes multibillion dollar acquisition of British online gaming operator

PROVIDENCE – Bally’s Corp. has completed a massive acquisition of the British online gaming operator Gamesys Group PLC, the company announced Monday. The deal, worth...

Should there be more restrictions on restaurants’ emergency use of sidewalks...

Sidewalks and other public spaces are becoming more crowded in some downtown areas across the state, as restaurants increasingly add outdoor seating under emergency...
Evan Smith
Discover Newport CEO and president
Evan Smith joined Discover Newport in 1990 and was promoted to CEO and president in 2005.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Keep marketing

Evan Smith | Discover Newport CEO and president For most travel and hospitality companies the question about how to effectively market their services during the...

Don’t crowd out pedestrians on sidewalks

Outdoor seating helped save countless restaurants across the state over the past year, including many that didn’t have the space on their properties to...
PREPPING FOR DINERS: Natasha Nichols, left, vice president of Chow Fun Inc., helps manager Antonio Galvao set up tables in Chow Fun’s new restaurant OZ Tacos & Tequila in Lincoln.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dining out: Employing a quirky formula

Although our focus is on an exciting new restaurant doing well in Rhode Island, it is still 2021. Therefore, the specter of the pandemic...

Does restaurants’ expanded sidewalk seating need limits?

Outdoor seating on sidewalks, bike lanes and city streets have helped save restaurants and bars during the pandemic, but some say it’s making it...

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