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People who stumbled upon the first prototype for WaterFire Providence in 1994 could be forgiven for responding with a puzzled "huh?" and then moving along. Who knew this odd public art event would bring millions of people and hundreds of millions of … more
As the ocean has evolved from a commercial transportation asset into a leisure-time facilitator, Rhode Island has kept up with the transition. Thus, while fishing and trade still have a significant presence in Narragansett Bay and along the Ocean … more
At a total estimated cost of around $1.5 trillion, the F-35 fighter plane is the most expensive weapons system in history. more
1 What is the purpose of having Rhode Islanders help shape the state's tourism campaign? What we're seeing in destination marketing and place-making is an evolution toward a local spirit, a local voice, a grassroots kind of storytelling. … more
When Bruce Atwell, Mike Kennedy and Michael Spremulli acquired Captain Cruise & Crew Travel in July 2005, they agreed to focus on old-school customer service. "There are always things about other businesses that you don't like," Spremulli … more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections, and hotel tax collections increased year over year in February by 15.2 percent and 11.3 percent, respectively. more
The crash of an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Paris overnight Thursday is the latest example of the shocks reshaping tourism flows in Europe, as a spate of deadly terrorist attacks cause travelers to flock to safer shores in Spain, Greece and Portugal. more
More than 1.7 million New Englanders, the most since 2005, are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. more
Collections from the state 5 percent hotel tax fell 0.3 percent year over year in January, but increased nearly 11 percent when comparing the first seven months of the fiscal year to the same prior-year period, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
The state’s new tourism campaign is coming to the Blackstone Valley later this month so Rhode Islanders can continue to make it their own. more
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