Tourism
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Hotel rooms in Nice, France were running $400 per night and Wendy York of Cranston needed to find more reasonably priced accommodations in time for her best friend’s wedding. more
Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region. more
The last 12 months have brought numerous highlights to the region’s tourism industry, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors, including hotel occupancy rates that exceeded 80 percent in multiple months. more
(Updated, 6 p.m.) Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad will discuss “radical changes” to the global sailing event set to stop here in May 2015 at a press conference Tuesday, in conjunction with a three-day workshop for port officials planning to host the stopovers. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association gave out dozens of awards Wednesday night recognizing exceptional work in the hospitality, food service and tourism industries. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
WaterFire Providence announced on Thursday a new digital initiative known as Ignite Providence, designed to help visitors explore more of the Providence area’s art, culture and food scene on WaterFire weekends. more
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines Thursday opened the new Imagination Center in Burnside Park, the mayor’s office announced. more
September typically begins a strong fall tourism season, from Newport to Providence and the Blackstone Valley, say local tourism leaders. But even though the Ocean State also has plenty of woodlands, hills and scenic routes, fall-foliage tours are not part of the draw here the way they are in other New England states. more
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