Hospitality & Tourism

THE RHODE ISLAND Hospitality Association, along with the National Restaurant Association, hosted an Economic Outlook Breakfast in Providence on Sept. 5 and predicted modest lodging industry growth and moderate restaurant industry growth in the state for 2020.

R.I.’s hospitality industry expects moderate growth in 2020

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island can expect moderate growth in the restaurant industry and modest lodging industry growth into next year, state and regional experts...
THE 11TH HOUR RACING Team has announced a strategic partnership with the French consultant company MerConcept. / COURTESY THE OCEAN RACE

11th Hour Racing Team announces partnership with French offshore sailing consultant

NEWPORT – 11th Hour Racing Team has entered into a strategic partnership with MerConcept, a French offshore sailing company, the racing team announced Friday. The...

T.F. Green traffic in June dips from 2018 peak

PROVIDENCE – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport in June declined 11.1% year over year to 344,550 passengers but remained higher than traffic in 2017,...
RHODE ISLAND Airbnb hosts earned $24.1 million over the summer. / COURTESY AIRBNB INC.

Airbnb: R.I. hosts earned $24M over the summer this year

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb Inc.’s rental hosts earned $24.1 million from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Rhode Island, according to the company Friday. Homeowners utilizing...
THE PROVIDENCE City Council has ordered another review of its licensing procedures related to nightclubs/PBN FILE PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM.

Providence City Council to hire law firm to review licensing process...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is forming a new working group with police and business representatives to consider best approaches to addressing issues of...
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source...
11TH HOUR RACING has formally renewed its sponsorship of The Ocean Race team of the same name. / COURTESY THE OCEAN RACE

11th Hour Racing renews sponsorship of team aiming for The Ocean...

PROVIDENCE – The 11th Hour Racing team have formally renewed its sponsorship deal with Rhode Island-based 11th Hour Racing with the intention of participating...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Heather Evans

Heather Evans | Chief marketing officer, R.I. Commerce Corp. 1. What is your first priority in your new job? To listen and learn. ...

May traffic at T.F. Green declines 11%

WARWICK – Total passengers enplaned and deplaned at T.F. Green Airport in May declined 11% year over year to 348,648 passengers, according to R.I....

Bell calls for review of RIAC management, following Norwegian, Sun Country...

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Samuel W. Bell wants a performance review of the R.I. Airport Corp. management team, following Norwegian Air’s announcement it will...
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