Articles tagged “massachusetts”

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg

The author fantasizes that one way to level the playing field between hotels and short-term rentals would be to ban occupancy taxes outright. Well, we all know that's not going to happen.

7 months ago

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

No revered art center is an island, not even the rural ones like Interlochen. Many cultural and educational factors converged to allow something like Mass MoCA to thrive for decades in a not-so-unlikely spot.

8 months ago

Rhode Island Hires Former Massachusetts Tourism Chief in Rebrand Effort

Rhode Island Hires Former Massachusetts Tourism Chief in Rebrand Effort

Associated Press

Rhode Island wants to lure tourists and businesses to the state and enticed the former head of tourism in neighboring Massachusetts to lead the effort.

4 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7: Heroin in Small-Town USA

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 7: Heroin in Small-Town USA

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Anthony Bourdain and ZPZ take their inquisitive, open approach home for an honest, if not somewhat troubling, look at America's changing suburbs. The tactfulness in which the show examines such an issue should be a lesson for news and entertainment programs.

5 years ago

Massachusetts to Investigate Possibility of Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

Massachusetts to Investigate Possibility of Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

Associated Press

Boston is already a busy tourism hub, but hosting the summer Olympics would give the state the opportunity to tout some of its less visited locations to an international audience.

6 years ago

Shark attacks in Cape Cod have the tourism industry worried

6 years ago

North America’s biggest casino thinks expansion will solve its problems

Stephen Singer, Associated Press

As each new state adds some kind of gaming, destination casinos will continue to have problems that they can expand themselves out of.

6 years ago