Connecticut Tourism

December 7, 2018

I love tourism because it gives us an opportunity to use our creativity in many fun ways. Also, am well aware that the best ideas come from YOU.

Therefore, I’m sharing the information below which is an opportunity to provide your input on an important economic driver in CT.

Connecticut has lots to offer residents and out-of-state travelers, especially during the winter months with a variety of ski areas, dining options, and cultural sites.

Despite Connecticut’s plethora of recreational options, the industry has faced some challenges in funding and bringing out-of-state residents to its many attractions.

To address this, a panel was established this October to solicit input from the public, businesses and institutions on how to strengthen Connecticut’s tourism industry. This panel will gather valuable insights on how to better spread the word of Connecticut’s businesses, and promote legislation to help tourism thrive.

Lawmakers and industry experts across the state convened for its first meeting Wednesday, December 5, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The panel meetings will be open to the public, so you may attend if you have ideas on how the state can support and improve tourism.

The tourism industry is a valuable resource for towns and the state, and makes up a large portion of the state’s economic backbone.

According to the Department of Economic and Community Development, in 2017, tourism generated $1.7 billion in tax revenues, supported 82,688 jobs, and saw $14.7 billion in traveler spending.

If you would like to explore everything the state has to offer or to plan your next “stay-cation,” visit the Connecticut’s official tourism web site by clicking here, and you can also find information about upcoming events through Connecticut Tourism’s Facebook page by clicking here.