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High-end Worcester hotel to add 168 rooms

Sam Bonacci |

A European-style, high-end hotel will be the newest member of the CitySquare ecosystem in downtown Worcester beginning in 2017 when it opens with a restaurant, 168 rooms and meeting space.

Airbnb fills the hotel void in Worcester

Sam Bonacci |

Open a map of Worcester on Airbnb, and a peppering of locations pops up throughout the city with a vast price range and style. Want a small room in an apartment in Main South? Dig $30 out...

Survey: Business travelers turning to 'sharing economy'

Sam Bonacci |

A survey of corporate travel specialists has revealed that over half of business travelers have made use of a service in the sharing economy that encompasses companies such as Uber and AirBnB.

One for all, all for tourism: Regional approach seen as economic development boost

Sam Bonacci |

The Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau is dead. Will its successor, the Worcester Regional Visitors and Tourism Corp., pump more life into the region's tourism industry?

New approach to tourism is a step in right direction

If you were to come up with words or phrases to describe Central Massachusetts, “tourist mecca” would likely not make it into a “top 10” list. We're not Orlando or Las Vegas,...

Direct flights credited in boost of global travel to Boston


Highlighting the continued surge in international travel to Boston, Gov. Charlie Baker joined with tourism officials Friday at a hotel near Logan International Airport to recognize a record increase...

Atlas Travel acquires Tewksbury travel company

Milford-based Atlas Travel has acquired United Travel Inc. of Tewksbury, Atlas Travel & Technology Group announced Thursday.

Olympics boosters respond to Brattle Group report


The group that sought to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston said Tuesday the state-commissioned report that identified sources of risk to state taxpayers contains "several" errors and...

National rowing contest will return to Worcester

(UPDATED at 1:52 p.m.) USRowing's Masters National Championships is returning to Lake Quinsigamond next year, Destination Worcester said today. The competition will be held Aug. 18-21 and will be...

Study: Boston's Olympics bid had areas of risk


Plans to enlist private developers to construct an athlete's village and new "Midtown" neighborhood that would become home to a temporary Olympic stadium created the "biggest sources of risk" in...

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