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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...

Summer tourism spending in Newport, Bristol counties sets new record

NEWPORT – Increases in visitation, summer events and higher daily hotel room rates combined to give Newport a banner fiscal 2023 tourism season, according...

Many ignore R.I.’s Airbnb registry, at least in Newport

Compliance problems with a state registry of short-term vacation rentals are reigniting debate over the program that went into effect last year despite a...

Rental registry needs teeth

The state’s attempt to manage the proliferation of vacation rental properties has gotten off to a rocky start. A state registry for short-term rentals created...

R.I. Commerce Corp. announces expansion of hotel discount program

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced the return and extension of the annual destination marketing initiative previously known as “Hotel Week,” in...
EVAN SMITH, CEO and president of Discover Newport. / PBN FILE PHOTO / ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. hospitality industry uncertain about rebound of business travel in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Stakeholders in Rhode Island's hospitality sector say corporate travel to the region has largely been left out of this year's strong rebound...
A SCREEN SHOT of some of the Airbnb rentals available in Newport, along with nightly charges. / COURTESY AIRBNB INC.

Will R.I.’s new registry discourage short-term vacation property rentals?

State business regulators are going to start taking names – and charging fees – of Rhode Island property owners who rent out their homes...

Benefits of state’s film tax credit touted during ‘Gilded Age’ event

NEWPORT – At a press conference Tuesday at the Marble House mansion, Julian Fellowes, creator of "The Gilded Age," discussed filming the period drama...

R.I. hotels working out the kinks during peak ‘revenge travel’

PROVIDENCE – Tourism in Rhode Island is living up to previous year’s projections when it comes to recovery, but not without challenges, especially in...

Hospitality industry tries to counter labor shortage

Michael Costantino struggled to fill two full-time cook positions in May for his restaurant Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante on Providence’s Federal Hill. He...
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