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CT tourism industry to do more with less (again)

The state final state budget of $20.86 billion included a decrease in funding for the Office of Tourism's from $6.4 million to $4.1 million. “It means we need to focus on the most effective and efficient ways to maximize the reach of our message,” Randy Fiveash, director of the Office, said.

CT tourism coalition seeks state aid in restoring marketing funds

Sen. Paul Formica has proposed dedicating 1.5 percent of the hotel occupancy tax to tourism needs.

CT tourism chief Randy Fiveash adds chairmanship of Discover New England...

Randy Fiveash will serve as the chairman of the board, which includes tourism directors from all six New England states, for the next two calendar years.

CT state tourism office turns up marketing heat

“We put money in the state's checkbook," declares Connecticut Office of Tourism Director Randy Fiveash.

Connecticut launches regional tourism marketing program

The program’s mission is to work more closely with regional groups to help support Connecticut’s $14 billion tourism industry.

Minus funds, Connecticut’s tourism department takes over marketing via ‘listening tour’

Meanwhile, the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau in Litchfield is hoping to persuade lawmakers to restore financing.

Connecticut unveils revamped state tourism website

CTvisit.com provides information on more than 4,000 places to visit, stay and eat in the state, along with listings of vacation deals and events.

Tourism campaign to highlight antiques stores

General Assembly members recently voted to enhance the state’s Antiques Trail with a roughly $10,000 budget to install signs along highways and create an online directory of the state’s stores.

Convention bureau grows

Since the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau became a statewide organization in June, its hotel, restaurant and venue membership has increased more than 20 percent.