‘High-spending’ visitors give Block Island a big lift

BLOCK ISLAND'S TOP TOURISM official says the summer destination had a great high season in 2021, and the good times are continuing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
BLOCK ISLAND'S TOP TOURISM official says the summer destination had a great high season in 2021, and the good times are continuing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
Block Island’s business owners are in a celebratory mood after a summer tourism season that saw visitors eager to open their wallets and spend, and the profitable times are lasting into the shoulder season, too. Jessica Willi, executive director of the Block Island Tourism Council, estimated that about 90% of the businesses she has been…

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