Articles tagged “rhode island”

Rhode Island Summer Tourism Arrivals Down After Flubbed Campaign

Rhode Island Summer Tourism Arrivals Down After Flubbed Campaign

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press

Even though Visit Rhode Island muckied up its tourism campaign in April, it's difficult to believe that's wholly responsible for the drop in tourism numbers this summer.

2 years ago

Amateur Makes Tourism Ad After Rhode Island’s Iceland Fail

Amateur Makes Tourism Ad After Rhode Island’s Iceland Fail

Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press

For $575 this homemade Rhode Island tourism video isn't entirely awful, although we miss seeing Iceland's concert hall on the waterfront.

3 years ago

Rhode Island Tourism Chief Resigns Over Botched Campaign Debut

Rhode Island Tourism Chief Resigns Over Botched Campaign Debut

Jennifer Mcdermott and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press

The response to the rollout demonstrated the sad state of Rhode Island's leadership. Side note: We like the new logo.

3 years ago

Rhode Island Governor Makes Light of Tourism Blunder Promoting Iceland

Rhode Island Governor Makes Light of Tourism Blunder Promoting Iceland

Associated Press

We've been to Iceland, we know Iceland. And Rhode Island? You're no Iceland.

3 years ago

What Top Designers Think of Milton Glaser’s New Rhode Island Tourism Logo

What Top Designers Think of Milton Glaser’s New Rhode Island Tourism Logo

Michelle R. Smith and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press

Considering all the political fights over who was going to pay for Rhode Island's tourism rebranding, we're surprised this logo looks as good as it does.

3 years 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.

3 years ago

What It’s Like to Manage One of the World’s Best Entrepreneurial Hotels

What It’s Like to Manage One of the World’s Best Entrepreneurial Hotels

Jason Clampet, Skift

Ocean House's management makes its front-line employees the stars, and gives them the power to make guests' visits better. As its GM demonstrates, the secret to success is trusting the people you hire to do their jobs.

3 years ago

One of the U.S.’s Richest Dynasties Upset at Tourism Non-Profit Managing the Family Mansion

One of the U.S.’s Richest Dynasties Upset at Tourism Non-Profit Managing the Family Mansion

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press

We are going to have to side on the non-profit that likely has a better sense of what it takes to run a home as a tourist destination.

4 years ago

Destinations Try to Build a Brand With Culinary Tourism

Destinations Try to Build a Brand With Culinary Tourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Most destinations boast a local (and delicious) dish or cuisine making culinary tourism a common marketing pitch but not one that truly differentiates it from competitors. Tying cuisine into culture and experience is a more integrated and long-term approach to success.

4 years ago

Providence Mayor Outlines $5 Million Marketing Plan for Rhode Island

Providence Mayor Outlines $5 Million Marketing Plan for Rhode Island

Associated Press

Taveras' ambitious tourism initiative is one way to boost his profile as a gubernatorial hopeful, but his political success will impact the initiative for the better or worse.

4 years ago

Rhode Island Locals Are Fighting Over Mansion’s Transformation Into Tourist Zoo

Rhode Island Locals Are Fighting Over Mansion’s Transformation Into Tourist Zoo

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press

Historians want to keep mansion's grounds as untouched as possible, but that neglects the reality that its primary purpose is to generate tourism profits, not serve as a family's private home.

5 years ago

Rhode Island Capital Says It Lacks the Funds to Host New Year Celebration

Associated Press

U.S. travelers might be back on the roads for holidays, but that doesn't mean that all governments have returned from the recession with millions to blow on a public party.

5 years ago