Hospitality & Tourism

Newport’s history still intact

On the list of Rhode Island assets, surely the Newport Mansions belong near the top. For the third consecutive year, in 2018 the Preservation Society...

Manufacturing replaced by … a museum

My wife and I recently spent two nights in North Adams, an old industrial city in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, at a lodging...

Newport mansions again surpass 1 million visits in 2018

NEWPORT – For the third consecutive year, the Preservation Society of Newport County welcomed more than 1 million visitors to the Newport Mansions. The...
ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative. Both centered on what...

Five Questions With: Sarah Bratko

Sarah Bratko is the manager of governmental affairs for the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, which represents more than 800 hospitality-related businesses in the state,...

Skyline at Waterplace to relaunch as Dine with Skyline in...

PROVIDENCE – New restaurants will open their doors and eateries new and old throughout the state will feature special menus at bargain prices to...
INTERSTATE NAVIGATION is seeking approval from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to borrow $8.5 million from The Washington Trust Co. to finance the construction of a new fast ferry. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Interstate Navigation seeks approval to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers will hold a public hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. at its office, 89 Jefferson...
NORWEGIAN AIR says that it is in a strong financial position heading into the weak winter travel season, and issue for the discount airline with flights to and from Europe from T.F. Green Airport. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Norwegian Air seeks to reassure on cash amid winter slowdown

LONDON – Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA took pains to reassure investors about the solidity of its cash position and plans to sell aircraft and...
A NEW SCULPTURE titled "Elevation II" fabricated by Paul Machalaba has been installed outside the soon-to-open Homewood Suites By Hilton Providence Downtown. / COURTESY FIRST BRISTOL CORP.

New sculpture installed outside soon-to-open Homewood Suites in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A 13-foot statue created by Woodstock, Vt.-based artist Paul Machalaba has been installed in front of the soon-to-be-opened Homewood Suites by Hilton...
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