Tourism districts gain support from hotels: ‘We have to try something new’

PROVIDENCE'S Finance Committee will vote on Dec. 12 on the proposed Providence Tourism Improvement District, which would dedicate 2% of room revenue from hotels such as the Hampton Inn & Suites toward marketing efforts. PBN PHOTO/ CHRIS ALLEN
PROVIDENCE – There is growing support among hotel owners and managers for Providence and Warwick creating tourism-improvement districts to generate additional revenue for marketing and other efforts to boost the hospitality industry. Providence's finance committee on Dec. 12 is scheduled to vote on a resolution establishing the Providence Tourism Improvement District. If approved it would…

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