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Hiring a Rhode Island-based consultant to brand the Ocean State could give the effort stronger momentum than hiring an outsider, say some tourism professionals and observers here. But is that more important than hiring the firm with the … more
Five percent hotel tax collections climbed nearly 5 percent in August compared with August 2014, and rose nearly 14 percent when comparing the first two months of the fiscal year to the prior year period, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Positive media coverage and strong economic growth were highlighted at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting this week. more
At 8 percent, Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December when compared with Cranston, Providence and Warwick, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Betsy Wall, a month into her job as chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., turned in her resignation Friday, a casualty of the flawed rollout of the state’s new tourism and economic development program. Along with Wall, the new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer,” was dropped from the campaign. more
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center announced today its plans to lease space at 38 Bethel St. beginning April 1. The 3,000-square-foot, handicap accessible space is located in the heart of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and will accommodate changing exhibits, public programs, school groups, archives and community gatherings. more
“Make it Yours” is the latest tourism strategy from the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
This year's "March Madness at the Dunk" is projected to pump $3.5 million into Rhode Island – about the same as it did six years ago – but the success of such events is not always measured in dollars, Providence leaders say. The event … more
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are not found in Rhode Island. But because so many Ocean State residents have family in affected areas, and have traveled in recent months, the implications of the virus have become an issue for local … more
In a few months, when the ill-fated "Cooler & Warmer" slogan and a bungled introductory video fade from collective memory, Rhode Island will have a stronger national and regional profile if it follows through with its marketing campaign, according … more
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