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Trolling for dollars: South County Tourism Council hopes artist’s work lures...

CHARLESTOWN – After a multi-year delay, a world-renowned artist is bringing his giant trolls to South County, part of a new $123,000 marketing initiative...

Regional tourism leaders optimistic new slogan can be ‘All That’ and...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. recently unveiled a long-planned statewide marketing campaign, announcing to the world the Ocean State is “All That” and a...
HISTORIC SLATER MILL has seen the number of people visiting increase this year. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In Blackstone Valley, effects of national park designation still evolving

State, federal and local tourism officials have for years been working to make the Blackstone Valley and its attractions a source of economic stimulus,...
ON GUARD: Becky and Tim Clark, owners of The Beachead restaurant on Block Island, say business hasn’t been quite as robust so far this summer. 
PBN PHOTO/ K. CURTIS

R.I. tourism stays local: Regional campaigns lead the way this summer

Just days before the start of the high season in Newport in early July, local tourism officials gathered to talk status and strategy. At the...

Central Falls High School teacher receives R.I. STEAM Educator Award

CENTRAL FALLS – Alison Murray, a computer science teacher at Central Falls High School, received the 2022 Rhode Island STEAM Educator Award in a...

Vermont-based firm to study tourism impacts on Block Island

NEW SHOREHAM – The Block Island Tourism Council has contracted a firm to study societal and environmental impacts of tourism on Block Island. The study,...
THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE is joining forces with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council to embark on a $500,000 tourism campaign aimed at showcasing the city’s attractions. Pictured is the recently renovated pier on the city's waterfront. / COURTESY CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE

East Providence joins Blackstone Valley Tourism Council to launch tourism campaign

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city of East Providence has joined forces with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council to embark on a $500,000 tourism campaign...

R.I.’s top tourism job in limbo

Almost five months after the state’s top tourism official resigned, R.I. Commerce Corp.’s promotional efforts “haven’t skipped a beat,” according to the agency’s interim...

Pawtucket announces reusable bag initiative to encourage sustainability

PAWTUCKET – Thanks to the city, a donation from Mega Disposal and a grant from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., 2,000 reusable bags were...
BOTTLE OF VINO: Armando Bisceglia, owner of Bacco Vino & Contorni on Providence’s Federal Hill, serves wine to Sarah Long of Swansea on a Friday night. On Fridays and Saturdays, Atwells Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic so restaurateurs can set up tables outside along the street. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

TOURISM PIVOT: Struggling industry shifts focus closer to home

Ella Gonzalez is used to hearing families from faraway places bustling into the lobby of the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina during the summer....
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