Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Hospitality & Tourism

RIAC implementing unpaid parking program at Block Island and Westerly airports

NEW SHOREHAM – The R.I. Airport Corp. has informed Block Island officials that it has plans for implementing a managed parking program at the...
BALLY'S CORP. reported a $14.7 million loss in the third quarter./ AP FILE PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

Bally’s reports $14.7M loss in Q3 as it continues in expansion...

PROVIDENCE – Bally’s Corp. reported a $14.7 million loss in the third quarter of 2021, or 30 cents per diluted share, a decline from...

5% hotel tax collection jumps 70.9% Y/Y in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in August increased 70.9% year over year to $3.8 million, the R.I. Department...
BALLY'S CORP. has proposed a $1.6 billion casino, hotel and entertainment venue project in a response for a request for proposals from the city of Chicago. Above, a rendering of the proposed project at the The Chicago Tribune Publishing Center site. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

Bally’s proposes $1.6B casino project in Chicago

PROVIDENCE – Bally’s Corp. has submitted a proposal to build a $1.6 billion casino, hotel and entertainment venue in Chicago. The proposal is in response...

Collections of local 1% hotel, meal and beverage taxes rise 30%...

PROVIDENCE – Combined collections of the local 1% hotel and meal and beverage taxes in August rose 30.6% year over year, the R.I. Department...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: Grinder? Sub? These are fighting words

Everything seems to be much more intense these days. Everyone is ready to argue, debate and fight at any time. That includes when it...
A PANEL OF HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS discussed the state of Rhode Island's hospitality industry during a summit hosted by Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday. / PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE COREA

At JWU, hospitality professionals share stories of perseverance

PROVIDENCE – A panel of local hospitality professionals Wednesday discussed how they survived and, in some cases, thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic that has...

Tourism desperate to get ARPA aid

A proposed $13 million investment in Rhode Island’s travel, tourism and events sectors would come as a well-timed boost, according to tourism leaders, but...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A tale of prep and opportunity

The title of author Michael Ruhlman’s latest book “From Scratch” could be the title of his biography. He came by his position from the ground...
GETTING DULLER: Colorful foliage surrounds the Maine Statehouse in Augusta in 2017. Changing weather conditions have disrupted recent leaf-peeping season and could have a lasting effect on tourism in the region. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

Climate change making it harder to chase fall foliage

Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even...

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