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.

Important Updates

Update your FREE listing on the new & in the 2016 Mystic Country Visitors Guide

  • December 15, 2015


Update your FREE listing on the new website & in the 2016 Mystic Country Visitors Guide!
Currently the Eastern Regional Tourism District is updating our database to populate the Mystic Country portion of the all-new website that will launch in April 2016.

The new collaborative website will integrate the regional district website ( with the state website and will include an increased prominence for restaurants and hotels, increased opportunities for overnight stays, customized experiences for each of our state’s regions and dramatically enhanced listing pages for […]


Fall Major Event Calendar now available

  • October 1, 2015

articles_1The Eastern Regional Tourism District (ERTD) has released its updated Major Events in Mystic Country online magazine ( for the fall season. For consideration in the 2016 Major Event’s calendar, please email your 2016 events by Monday, November 9.

*Event […]

Tourism News

U.S. Travel Outlook for 2015

  • July 30, 2015

After a disappointing start to the year in the first quarter, clear signs of improvement offer solid evidence that the economic expansion is back on track—job growth and consumer confidence have picked up, personal disposable income and consumer spending have also showed improvement. At the same time, inflation remains tame. Meanwhile, a strong value of the dollar against other […]

The Last Green Valley – Small Grants for Historic & Cultural Resources

  • July 14, 2015

Deadline – August 20, 2015

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased to announce a small grant round for projects that preserve, interpret, promote, or market historical and cultural resources. TLGV encourages projects that use digital technology, social media, […]

Connecticut Open House is June 13, 2015

  • April 7, 2015

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 […]

Connecticut Office of the Arts offers 2016 Grant Information Sessions

  • March 19, 2015

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)
• […]