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CT’s events sector, seeing momentum, keeping wary eye on Delta variant

While Connecticut’s meetings and events business relies heavily on air travelers, it is now refocusing its efforts to attract those able to travel here by car.

Bridgeport’s Webster Arena to host NCAA ice hockey championship

It's one of five NCAA events that together are projected to generate close to $3 million in revenue in the regions where they will play.

CT leisure & hospitality sector doing better than most, but still...

The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.” 

Hospitality, tourism sectors taking a beating; hoping for jump-start once crisis...

“We are starting to plan for our economic recovery and continue to look to book events over the next couple of years,” says Thomas Madden, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau chair and Director of Economic Development for Stamford.

CT Convention & Sports Bureau doing more with less – at...

“We are an economic driver for the state," says the bureau's president Robert Murdock. "If you give us more money, we will make more money for you."

Robert Murdock named president of CT Convention & Sports Bureau

Murdock has also been elected president of the board of the New England Society of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, which collectively markets the region as a premier destination for meetings, conventions and sports events.

H. Scott Phelps retiring as president of CT Convention & Sports...

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the organization’s interim president will be Robert Murdock, its current director of sports marketing.

Hospitality business flat, but glimmers of hope are lurking

Business in Westchester and Fairfield is climbing back to pre-recession levels.

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.