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THE NUMBER of events at the R.I. Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion next door are increasing and so is the amount of spending at local businesses by visitors. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

Convention bookings in R.I. looking brighter

The recent Rhode Island Comic Con that drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Providence over three days is the latest sign of...

‘Three Nights of Lights’ winter WaterFire events slated for Dec. 1-3

PROVIDENCE – The season of lights will be brighter. WaterFire Providence, The Avenue Concept and FirstWorks announced Wednesday they will partner with the Providence Warwick...
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...

Despite consumer comfort, inflation reinforces pressure on hospitality industry

PROVIDENCE – As inflation hits its highest rates in decades, the hospitality industry is feeling the impacts of widespread financial strain despite consumers' increasing...
PLACE­SETTER: Angela Craig prepares the dining room at Newport’s historic Admiral Fitzroy Inn, where she started as the innkeeper in 2004.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Admiral Fitzroy Inn’s Craig became part of Newport historic inn’s fabric

Business Women Awards 2022 Achievement Honoree Angela Craig, Admiral Fitzroy Inn BEFORE BECOMING INKEEPER at Newport’s historic Admiral Fitzroy Inn in 2004, Angela Craig and her...
RIPPLE EFFECT: R.I. Airport Corp. CEO and President Iftikhar Ahmad thinks new nonstop flights in and out of Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport to southern and West Coast destinations will help boost both leisure and business travel to Rhode Island, which will have a rippling effect for the rest of the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New nonstop flights have R.I. tourism leaders salivating

Iftikhar Ahmad sees dollar signs in the winding security lines and crowds clumped around conveyor belts of suitcases at Rhode Island T.F. Green International...

Hopeful signs for tourism

As we leave another COVID winter behind, some hopeful signs for tourism are emerging along with the crocuses. R.I. Commerce Corp. recently approved spending $3.4...

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,...

Airbnb remits record $6M in 2021 tax revenue to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb, an online rental hosting platform, announced on Friday that it remitted a record $6 million in 2021 tax revenue to the...

Collette pledging $200K to support Ukrainian humanitarian efforts

PAWTUCKET – Being in the travel industry, Collette Travel Services Inc. has had a close eye on the unfolding crisis going on in Ukraine...
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