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Hospitality
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State hotel tax collections increased 9.3 percent in December compared with December 2013, and climbed 8.1 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year, according to information released Wednesday by the state Department of Revenue. more
“George’s of Galilee has been known since we started for really great traditional seafood – the kind that you would expect to be served on the beach here in South County,” said Brian Durfee, the third-generation proprietor of the landmark seaport restaurant. more
It isn’t hard to believe that Newport could top Providence on a list of the 10 most exciting places in Rhode Island, but Chepachet, Harrisville and Woonsocket? more
The Providence Redevelopment Agency Thursday approved leasing the “triangle lot” in downtown to a Fall River developer who intends to build a hotel there. more
The 2015 Cape Cod and the islands vacation rental booking season is starting strong, according to WeNeedaVacation.com, which is reporting significant increases for early vacation home bookings compared with the same period last year. more
Traci Butler and her husband cut out vacations after the U.S. recession five years ago. This week, the couple is taking their two boys on a weeklong trip that includes a July 4th visit to the nation’s capital, just a few weeks after touring Italy on their own. more
The upcoming Volvo Ocean Race has already provided a boost in lodging in Newport and across the state for 2015, state hospitality proponents say, yet a forecast from a regional expert is for hotel occupancy rates in Newport to grow by only 1 percentage point. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
“One year we advertised that we were going to sell iced coffee in January, and it turned out to be a great thing to do,” said Joe Prazeres as we sat inside one of his Dunkin’ Donuts shops on a recent rainy afternoon. more
As the New Bedford Whaling Museum breaks ground on a $6.5 million expansion that began May 20, a more-modest $2 million proposal to create a fishing museum connecting the nearby Mariner’s Home and Seamens’ Bethel is being pursued. more
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