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Gov. Malloy Visits Tourist Hot Spots in Niantic and Old Lyme

Gov. Dannel Malloy will stop by Niantic's Inn at Harbor Hill Marina and the Florence Griswold Museum and Old Lyme Inn today in an effort to promote tourism.

 

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!  

Bob Cassidy July 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM
If the govenor keeps raising taxes that are associated with the "tourism hotspopts", i.e. gasoline, diesel fuel, resturants, etc., there will be no need to visit next year because there might not be any left. Just sayin'.
Gloria August 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I agree with Bob C. above!

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