Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is making a whistle-stop tour of some of our towns' top tourist destinations today as part of a summer-long effort to promote Connecticut's many attractions.
The Governor be stopping at the , 60 Grand Street, Niantic at 1 p.m., then it's on to Old Lyme, where he's scheduled to visit the and the at 2:55 p.m.
“Tourism has always been a good investment for the state — it is a sector that returns three dollars for every one dollar invested,” Governor Malloy said in a press release. “These venues are important economic drivers that employ Connecticut residents. This summer is an excellent opportunity to build on our earlier work and strengthen the state’s competitive edge.”
According to the press release, in 2011 Connecticut’s hospitality and tourism industry employed more than 110,000 people, generated $1.15 billion in state and local tax revenue and was responsible for $11.5 billion in spending.
The state hopes its new "Still Revolutionary" marketing campaign will boost those numbers even higher by drawing attention to Connecticut's many tourist attractions. The campaign is encouraging people to go to Facebook and The winner will be featured in a new advertising campaign so if you want to bring more tourists to town, now's the time to vote!