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(Updated, 1:40 p.m.) The fiscal year of 2014 showed an uptick in hospitality and tourism spending in the Ocean State, as collections for both the 1 percent meal and beverage tax and the 1 percent hotel tax posted increases over fiscal 2013. more
Restaurants and lodging outlets in Rhode Island are expected to continue the slow, steady growth that has characterized those industries since the Great Recession, according to speakers at the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. more
AAA Southern New England projects that 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from their homes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This is the highest volume of travelers for the holiday since 2008. more
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a global wind energy company, will sponsor a boat in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Chris Nicholson, a six-time world champion who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat for the race that starts on Oct. 4 in Alicante, Spain. more
R.I. Superior Court Judge Bennett Gallo on Wednesday ruled against the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association’s lawsuit opposing the welcome center planned for the grounds of The Breakers mansion. more
Three Rhode Island waterfront restaurants have been named among the top 100 scenic view restaurants in the country, based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted as part of the OpenTable 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards. more
Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have voted Newport one of the best small cities in America for the publication’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. more
The four communities with the most hotels in the state – Providence, Warwick, Newport and Middletown – saw healthy increases in activity almost across the board in May as the tourist season kicked off. more
Travel + Leisure magazine has named Rhode Island’s Ocean House at Watch Hill the top-ranked resort hotel in the continental U.S., as well as the No. 5 hotel worldwide in the 2014 World’s Best Awards. 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
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