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Legislative leaders weigh next steps following McKee’s veto of short-term rental...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island legislative leaders are weighing their options, following a veto by Gov. Daniel J. McKee of legislation that would create a...

Short-term rental registry approved by General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly has approved a law requiring owners of properties available for short-stay rentals on the website of any platform,...
BEACH HOMES such as this one in Narragansett are hot commodities on the rental market this summer, according to local tourism officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Growing number of ‘homestays’ giving R.I. tourism a big boost

Tourism officials in Rhode Island’s shoreline communities are preparing for a bustling summer season based, in part, on the large number of home rentals...
THE SOUTH COUNTY area of Rhode Island, with areas such as the docks at Wickford Village in North Kingstown, was noted as a top trending destination in Airbnb's Travel Report. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Airbnb: R.I. a top trending summer destination in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb Inc.'s Travel Report has ranked Rhode Island as a top trending destination in the U.S. for travelers seeking lodging accommodations through...
ROGER MANDLE, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years until 2008, died over the weekend. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Former RISD President Roger Mandle dies

PROVIDENCE – Roger Mandle, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years through 2008, died this past weekend....
THE ORIGINALS: Airbnb co-founder and Chief Product Officer Joe Gebbia, center, with co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Nathan Blecharczyk, left, and co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky at an Airbnb event in 2016. / COURTESY AIRBNB

Five Questions With: Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia | Co-founder and chief product officer, Airbnb 1. How did your time at Rhode Island School of Design prepare you for a...
AIRBNB hosts in Rhode Island earned a combined $39.8 million in income from rentals in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. Airbnb hosts haul in $39.8M in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Total host income of users renting their homes out with Airbnb in Rhode Island totaled $39.8 million in 2019, according to the...
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...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Tom McGinn, captain and president, and Kristin Stone are co-owners of Providence Riverboat. After the company joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, it shifted its business model from cocktail cruises to catering to the tourism industry and nearly tripled its revenue in the first year, Stone said.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tourism: In search of coordination

The Providence Riverboat Co. once served primarily local customers. Its boats would take groups out on the Providence River for cocktail cruises, leaving from...
Families and tourists enjoy some beach time on Block Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Tourism districts win funding boost

As the summer season heads toward its peak, Rhode Island’s six tourism districts’ budgets will see a long-awaited boost from taxes generated by housing...

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