First impressions count. And the first impressions we give visitors arriving on I-95 aren’t as positive as they should be.
A mix of loans, philanthropy and other measures will stabilize the COVID-damaged finances of Connecticut’s largest tourist attraction.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s coronavirus quarantine policy overlooks thousands of tourists from other states to shield a damaged hospitality sector.
Gov. Ned Lamont favors the Republican plan over an extension of a federal program that provides $600-a-week in added unemployment.
Connecticut’s manufacturing, tourism and hospitality sectors are on the front lines as the coronavirus spreads.
There were three Republicans, a Democrat and an independent. Most sounded strikingly like Dannel P. Malloy did as a candidate for governor in 2010: They were incredulous at how little the state spends on marketing to tourists, and they promised to boost spending that tourism advocates say yields quick returns. But the question Friday for the tourism industry is whether any will do better than Malloy in sustaining spending for marketing.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers join those pushing back against President Donald Trump’s new policy changes toward Cuba. But the president left many of President Obama’s initiatives intact.
The recent groundbreaking for a casino just north of the Massachusetts border in Springfield promises to draw more customers from Connecticut than from their own region. Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes are working to remain competitive in this new environment with a strategically located, jointly run facility that will directly compete with new gaming options on our border. Last session, the Connecticut General Assembly allowed the tribes to work together and accept proposals from towns interested in hosting this new facility. The tribes have been good neighbors and friends to the state for 13 generations, and business partners for the past two decades. They are asking the state to support a plan to protect jobs, business and revenue. Doing so is a win-win for all.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented legislators Thursday with almost $350 million in budget-cutting options that would fall heavily on social services, education and municipal aid, according to documents obtained by The Mirror. Meanwhile, leaders of the legislature’s Republican minority offered an array of spending cuts and new restrictions on state employees’ wages and benefits, all of which presumably would require negotiations with labor unions.
The state will spend $3.4 million to promote Connecticut tourism ahead of the summer travel season within the state and to audiences in New York, Rhode Island and western Massachusetts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday.
Hartford — Three years after its tourism budget was reduced to $1, Connecticut is back with a two-year, $27 million marketing campaign to promote tourism and brand the state as “still revolutionary.” The state spent $500,000 on its new logo and other creative materials, with most of the remainder of the two-year budget going to […]