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We send two emails a month to consumers who have requested information on seasonal topics, activities, and events. It's just one more way we are effectively reaching our audience with compelling content.
Approximately 100,000 consumers get our emails each month
About 20,000 consumers open each mailing
Emails link to one to six different articles, deals and events
Overview: A quick correction to Commissioner Lehman's email that I forwarded yesterday. One of the qualifications to secure a PPP loan was listed as a 30% revenue loss. The version of the bill that was passed actually requires a 25% revenue loss over comparable 2019 quarters.
Overview: The latest email from DECD Commissioner David Lehman is important for many in our industry. The federal government just approved a stimulus package to provide economic relief for many impacted by the pandemic. The package includes $325 billion for small businesses, including $284 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). All details are in the email below.
Overview: Winter can feel like Connecticut’s longest season. Good thing there is so much to do in winter to make it wonderful. And this year, we can still pack it with safety-friendly fun! Tell us which Connecticut experiences you’re looking forward to this winter, and we’ll share them atCTvisit.com and Fox61.com. Find out what’s on the bucket list so far and add your ideas here. You may even get inspired to try a few new things yourself.
Overview: ’Tis the season for hope in this very challenging year. The coming vaccine certainly contributes greatly to our industry’s prospects for a strong recovery. Through it all, your innovative spirit and determination have continuously inspired us. You’ve gone the extra mile to prioritize safety, install new equipment and implement new protocols in your businesses. You have always put the health of your employees and customers first.
Overview: The holidays may look different this year, but we can still enjoy Connecticut’s winter wonderland—safely, of course. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many ways to enjoy the season. From drive-through lights and socially distant Santa visits to tasty feasts and wintry thrills, here’s your guide to safely celebrating the holidays in 2020.
Overview: Now more than ever, it’s important to #SupportCTBusinesses. Local restaurants, stores, hotels, and attractions have been hit hard by the pandemic, but are striving to create safe and special experiences. And together, we can help keep them in business. Here are ideas for safely supporting the spots that make Connecticut unique.
Overview: We’re grateful to DECD Commissioner David Lehman for helping get the word out about the #SupportCTbusinesses initiative. Read his full email below. We hope you will also use the hashtag in your upcoming social posts. We all need all the help we can get.
Overview: As winter approaches, we know the season will be very different this year. Inspiringly, many of you found ways to adapt and even enhance the visitor experience at your properties or events for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Now, we want to know your plans for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and the entire winter season.
Overview: Thanksgiving may look a little different in this unusual year — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the day special. To keep your family safe, the state’s holiday guidance recommends smaller gatherings and a few changes to the traditional experience. Luckily, Connecticut’s filled with ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.
Overview: We just launched a new program encouraging consumers to support tourism businesses during the pandemic — and we need your help to spread the word. This call to action is already being amplified through CTvisit articles, an ongoing press push, and promotion on our social channels.
Overview: The most recent email sent by DECD Commissioner David Lehman is important for many in our industry. Some small businesses and nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding from the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program. All details can be found in the email below.
Overview: As many of you know, last month we launched the Tourism Insights: Tips for Recovery program, a research-based program that generates Northeast-specific insights to support the Connecticut tourism industry’s recovery. In case you missed it, you can find last month’s tips and report on the Tourism Partner Portal.
Overview: I wanted to make sure you saw our latest email announcing our new Tourism Insights: Tips for Recovery program. This is an important, proprietary program designed to give Connecticut restaurants, hotels, attractions, and events data-driven ideas to improve business now.
Overview: The end of fall is fast approaching — have you made the most of the season? Luckily, there’s still time to safely enjoy Connecticut’s fall favorites. From hard cider sipping to foliage hiking, small town shopping to rope swinging, here are 31 things to do this November.
Overview: Halloween may look different this year, but we can still get into the spooky spirit, safely! All month long, Connecticut towns are offering safety friendly experiences unlike any from years past. From drive-thru musicals and pumpkin mini golf, to tours that’ll give you goosebumps, here’s how to enjoy tricks and treats in 2020.
Overview: The air is getting crisp, leaves are beginning to change, and the perfect fall is calling — and can be found right in Connecticut! From foliage fun to pumpkin picking, autumn adventures to fall flavors, wineries and breweries to Halloween haunts, here's how to find the quintessential New England fall, all in one state.
Overview: This year’s Big E may be cancelled, but your Connecticut Building favorites are still on! We’ve created a brand-new Connecticut Building experience so you don’t have to be on the fairgrounds to savor the Big E’s best treats.
Overview: It’s so good to get away — and you can have all the fun of a summer vacation right in Connecticut! From daring adventure to savory seafood, drive-in movies to scenic hikes, there are so many ways to enjoy summer. Here’s your guide to finding your road trip escape or relaxing staycation! Just be sure to check the latest travel advisory before venturing out!
Overview: It's so good to get back out and reconnect to culture, especially when it comes to Connecticut's aquariums, museums, and more. And these attractions are working hard with new protocols to enhance your fun and safety, too. From aircrafts to art, marine life to history, there's so much to explore.
Overview: It’s so good to get back out! And Connecticut is ready for you. Attractions, restaurants and hotels have gone to great lengths to put safety first. Check out these videos that highlight some of the things we’ve been doing to keep you safe while you’re having fun.
Overview: Get a tour of the scenic Connecticut coastline right from your vehicle! Pack up the car, get your road trip playlist, and take one (or two) of these waterfront drives. You'll find safe dining and other fun spots along the way!
Overview: Connecticut’s world-class museums, historic sites, aquariums, entertainment venues and other tourism destinations across the state are temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually. We've gathered a list of popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home. Watch live animals, take virtual tours, participate in learning activities, try virtual yoga classes and more!
Overview: Looking for something fun to do in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Check out these great ideas to make the most of your month!
Overview: Did you know we get three more long weekends in 2020? Thanks to the Leap Year, all of our favorite holidays have landed on the perfect days – and now is the perfect time to plan ahead! Connecticut has many magnificent ways to get away for your extra days of play. Click below for a list of this year's long weekends and fun ways to spend them!
Overview: Discover dazzling holiday light displays all over Connecticut. Towns near you are turning on the magic!
Overview: See how much you know about how much there is to do in Connecticut! Take our short quiz to find out. Then, share your email address to be entered for a chance to win one of 6 CTvisit Prize Packs! Filled with prizes from all around the state — like hotel stays, dining gift cards, attraction tickets and more — they’re everything you need for the ultimate Connecticut experience!
Overview: Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day in Connecticut. Honor this American day of remembrance with a trip to one of Connecticut’s many historic museums. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our military families visit for free.
Overview: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and we have all kinds of planning suggestions to help you show your mom, grandmother, or any loving woman in your life just how much she means to you, from Sunday brunch to flower festivals to a river cruise!
Overview: After the winter thaw, waterfalls across Connecticut are ready to start their springtime show. Pack a lunch and visit some of the state’s most beautiful falls with a short walk, a long hike, or in some cases, even a paddle.
Overview: Winter is the season to look out for bald eagles, especially at Connecticut’s many well-known wildlife viewing spots. From land, from the water, or even from a train, here are suggestions on how and where to spot these magnificent birds for yourself.
Overview: Visit towns across Connecticut as they dress up for the season with decorations, light displays and of course, the natural beauty of a New England winter. Happy Holidays from all of us at Connecticut Tourism!
Overview: Connecticut’s foliage season is the longest-lasting (and most diverse) in New England. So you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all things fall. Let the apple picking, pumpkin hunting and leaf peeping begin!
Overview: Thanks to everyone who helped us create an amazing bucket list for summer! Now let’s do the same for fall! Tell us which Connecticut experiences you’re looking forward to doing this fall, and we’ll share them at CTvisit.com and FOX61.com. What’s more, you may even see a few of your ideas featured on FOX61!
Overview: There’s no classic, late-summer experience quite like a country fair. The sights, sounds and smells conjure images of a time when life was a little simpler. Recapture the magic this summer at a few of Connecticut’s favorite fairs!
Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!
Overview: Enjoy live music under a sunny blue sky or a sea of stars at one of the many outdoor concerts and music festivals happening around Connecticut this summer. Whether you like jazz, blues, country or classical, you’ll find a performance that’s music to your ears.
Overview: Connecticut is full of great things to do in summer, that’s why we’re making one big bucket list—with ideas submitted by you! Tell us which Connecticut experiences you’re looking forward to doing this summer, and we’ll share them at CTvisit.com and FOX61.com. What’s more, you may even see a few of your ideas on TV!
Overview: Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy great dining with a side of fresh air. From oceanfront to riverside, cozy hideaways to crowd pleasers, we’ve got the inside track on the most interesting places for outside dining in Connecticut.
Overview: July 4th is a great time for fireworks. But in Connecticut, there are fireworks displays to be enjoyed throughout the summer. That’s why we thought we’d send this note a little before the holiday, so you can be sure to schedule your viewing activities and make the most of every pop, pow and sizzle.
Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!
Overview: Capturing the true character of the New England coast, Connecticut’s shoreline B&Bs and inns have a seaside style all their own. Whether you book a stay in a Victorian boutique-inspired guest house or a room that’s tucked inside a working lighthouse at the end of a marina, you’re sure to find the rest, relaxation and romance you’re looking for along the shore.
Overview: This one-day, statewide event is a celebration of all that’s great about Connecticut. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out a museum, attraction, art gallery, outdoor activity or historical site you’ve always wanted to visit. More than 230 destinations around the state are taking part, from well-known destinations to hidden gems.
Overview: A big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of those time-honored American traditions. These days, you don’t have to try to do it all yourself, with dozens of great Connecticut restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day seatings to fit your style, from buffet to gourmet.