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Rhode Island Tourism District Network

Creating a Sustainable Rhode Island Through Thoughtful Tourism Development

Tourism's Impact on Rhode Island:

*In 2010, the total economic impact of travel & tourism 
(direct and indirect) was $2.37 billion. This represents 5% of RI Gross State Product.

*More than 41,900 jobs - direct and indirect - were created by travel & tourism economic activity. This accounts for 9.3% of total employment in RI.

*Tourism generated $930 million in federal, state, and local government taxes in 2010, with the state and local tax contribution making up 8.4% of all RI state revenue.

*Source: Global Insight, 2010

Rhode Island Tourism District Initiatives:

Proudly promotes Rhode Island as a preferred destination for business and leisure travel

Develops productive partnerships with all segments of the tourism industry - lodging, dining, transportation, attractions, events, recreation and shopping

Supports collaborative programs to effectively position Rhode Island and its distinct regions in the national tourism marketplace

Engages with local communities on product development initiatives that enhance the visitor's experience and local quality of life