THE INDUSTRY RESOURCE FOR MYSTIC COUNTRY TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
Tourism in the Mystic Country region is a $3.8 billion industry, generating more than 58,000 jobs in eastern Connecticut. Together, we can do something even greater. Whether it’s timely research, tourism planning tools, or inspiration for your next marketing campaign, our aim is to provide resources to support the work that you do.
On February 18th, the Governor released his recommended budget for the next two fiscal years. In that budget all funding for Regional Tourism Districts has been eliminated. If approved by the Legislature this will result in the closing of the District (Mystic Country) – and support and promotion of the tourism industry in eastern Connecticut – will cease to exist.
On Monday March 2, 2015, the Appropriations Committee will begin conducting hearings from which they will make final funding decisions. It is important, if you support continuing the work of the District and Mystic Country, that members of the Legislature hear your voice. This […]
Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the results of an economic impact study of the tourism industry in Connecticut, showing that the sector of the state’s economy generated $14 billion in total sales in 2013 – a three-percent increase from the prior year. The study also shows that tourism supports more than 118,000 jobs statewide – including 80,000 direct jobs – representing 5.3 percent of all employment in the state. Approximately 5,000 new jobs have been created in the industry since the end of the recession. Click here for the Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut, […]
Get your nominations in by Monday, April 20th!
Help the State identify outstanding candidates for five new tourism industry awards, to be presented at the upcoming Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism. These awards will recognize those who go above and beyond to […]
Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country is celebrating National Tourism Week (May 2-10, 2015) by hosting two Brochure Swaps.
…In the Northeast: Wednesday, May 6
Grill 37, 37 Putnam Rd., Pomfret, 860-315-5640
…In the Southeast: Thursday, May 7
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, 625 North Rd […]
Deadline for Participation & Inclusion in Promotional Materials April 10, 2015
Register today – don’t miss this opportunity to promote your property, at no cost, to Connecticut residents statewide. This one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism to Connecticut residents who look for things […]
The Connecticut Office of the Arts will be conducting information sessions on arts grants available for FY2016. Click here for program and dates…
• Arts & Community Impact project grants
• Arts Learning project grants
• Public Art project grants
• Regional Initiative Small Project Grants (to be administered by the Designated Regional Service Organizations)
The Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country is a member of the American Bus Association and therefore can submit a maximum of ten (10) nominations for this prestigious distinction. Click here for additional information. Remember your event has to appeal to a large audience and needs to have easy motor coach parking. […]
Does your business serve a special, locally-themed entree or beverage? The Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country is looking for examples to feature in an upcoming blog article. Preference will be given to those using locally made ingredients. A locally-themed name is a must. Please respond to Karin at
Voting closes March 16
Mystic has been selected by USA Today as one of the nation’s 10 BEST small coastal towns! Put the historic village into first place by clicking the link and casting your vote for MYSTIC. You can vote once a day through noon March 16. Getting Mystic to the […]