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 Update

The Eastern Regional Tourism District needs your support – Tourism District Budget News

  • February 26th, 2015

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 […]


Save the date & prepare your materials! Mystic Country Brochure Swaps

  • March 19th, 2015

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 […]

Save on advertising in the 2015 Spring/Summer CT Getaway Guide

  • February 19th, 2015

Mystic Country has reserved space in the 2015 Spring/Summer CT Getaway Guide. This publication will be inserted into Sunday newspapers on May 17, 2015, with a total circulation of 959,000. Added multimedia components will include online and E-blast campaigns. Thousands of […]

Tourism News

Connecticut Office of the Arts offers 2016 Grant Information Sessions

  • March 19th, 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)
• […]

Information please for the Mystic Country blog

  • March 19th, 2015

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