tourism en The Bottom Line: Same-Sex Weddings in Newport <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Discover Newport President and CEO Evan Smith. They discuss the impact same-sex marriage will have on Newport as a wedding and tourist destination and what’s being done to lure this new market.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:09:51 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 19450 at The Bottom Line: Same-Sex Weddings in Newport Food Tourism Conference to Come to Providence <p>The nation’s first Food Tourism Conference is coming to Providence thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign which reached its goal of $12,000 over the past weekend.</p><p></p><p>Seth Resler is a foodie, and he believes there are many others out there like him.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s the idea behind the first Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference.&nbsp;</p><p>Resler, who has produced a number of food-related events, believes that there is a large number of people who base a major part of their vacation planning on where and what they will eat.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:57:19 +0000 John Bender 12887 at RI Gets First 5-Star Hotel Forbes Rating <p>Rhode Island has its first five-star hotel.&nbsp; The Forbes Travel Guide is giving that distinction to the Ocean House at Watch Hill in its 2013 Star Award Listings released Tuesday.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:24:09 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10967 at RI Gets First 5-Star Hotel Forbes Rating Friday, February 1, 2013 <p>A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href=""></a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9599 at