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Overview: The 17th annual Connecticut Open House Day is set for Saturday, June 12, 2021, and we don’t want you to miss out on the exposure! Over the coming days and weeks, we will be promoting the event heavily through public relations, social media and on CTvisit.com.
Overview: Connecticut Welcome Centers are officially reopening on May 24, 2021. The centers operate seasonally, mid-May through October each year. During this time, they are staffed with tourism personnel who provide travel assistance and promote things to see and do in Connecticut. Literature is available at each of the sites. Want your business' literature to reach visitors? Send it to us!
Overview: We are thrilled to announce our 2021 summer marketing campaign: Say Yes to Connecticut! After saying “no” to so many things due to the pandemic, we are now encouraging consumers to say “yes” to all the wonderful tourism activities in the state. Running May 1 through September 6, the integrated, multi-media campaign will feature businesses and activities that make up Connecticut’s tourism industry sector and will target residents of CT, NY, RI and MA.
Overview: The Connecticut Restaurant Association is partnering with Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut to launch the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating Connecticut restaurants will offer free drinks to vaccinated patrons beginning on May 19. This program is already getting a lot of attention! If you are a restaurant and would like to participate, read the email below.
Overview: Dear Connecticut Tourism Industry Partners, As many of you know, I’m pleased to have been named the Interim Director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Over the past 10 years in my ongoing role as Brand & Marketing Director at DECD, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with many of you. I look forward to continuing our collaboration. Now, as we all look forward to capitalizing on the pent-up demand for travel, I invite you to join me for a Tourism Partner Virtual Meeting this May. Based on preferences expressed by our partners, we’re focusing each of these three meetings around a specific segment of the tourism industry: restaurants, lodging, and attractions/experiences.