Connecticut tourism

New State Tourism Director Stevenson Brings Sunshine State Experience to CT

Connecticut has a new director of tourism with nearly three decades of experience in the industry who hopes to spur growth and more opportunities for attractions in the state. Noelle Stevenson quietly began her new role on November 15, succeeding Randy Fiveash, who retired in April. After meeting her team …

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Cruise ships, COVID-19 and the tourism economy

Caribbean cruises and COVID-19 outbreaks on board have been in the news since the start of the pandemic. With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly, giant ships are once again making headlines. No later than Tuesday, 89 of those floating cities, which Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal described as “petri dishes,” …

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Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino has died at 48

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jeff Guaracino, Philadelphia tourism manager and LGBTQ advocate whose creative advertising campaigns have helped attract various groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of eye-catching and bold tourist slogans such as “Philly’s more fun when …

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Connecticut launches marketing campaign to encourage winter tourism

The Norwalk Marine Aquarium, one of the attractions featured in the new marketing campaign. Contribution photo. The Connecticut Tourist Board launched a million-dollar marketing campaign designed to draw visitors to state attractions during the winter. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is the first integrated marketing initiative designed for …

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CT launches $ 1 million winter tourism campaign

Connecticut is committing to invest $ 1 million in an effort to boost tourism this winter. The State Tourist Board on Monday announced the launch of a new promotional campaign, known as “The State I Am In”, which will highlight hundreds of Connecticut businesses and destinations. including restaurants, hotels and …

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FBU attracts football fans and tourism dollars to Naples

NAPLES, Florida – More than a thousand of the country’s top young footballers are in Naples this weekend to fight for a national championship. As these children fight on the ground, their families generate millions of dollars for our community. Braylon Freeman plays for the Ginn Elite 10-and-under soccer team …

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NJ’s coastal tourism is back in force this summer

A new report reveals that Garden State’s tourism industry has seen a strong rebound this summer on the Jersey Shore this year. “We weren’t expecting this, but we got a record tourism result in the coastal counties,” said New Jersey Travel and Tourism division executive director Jeff Vasser. A study …

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Dunleavy offers grant for tourism efforts in Alaska

December 13, 2021Update: December 13, 2021 8:14 p.m. FILE – A seaplane takes off over the Gastineau Canal in Juneau, Alaska on May 30, 2018. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said on Monday December 13, 2021 he will offer a $ 5 million grant in its next budget to support tourism …

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Fiveash builds Fayetteville tourism through research

Randy Fiveash, Interim President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a born leader. This is evident from the number of senior positions he has held within the tourism industry over the past 40 years. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Fiveash graduated from Mercer University where he …

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Watuppa Rowing Center Regatta Sparks Tourism on the Fall River’s Waterfront

Rowing: women’s coxless four makes a comeback at the Tokyo Olympics In a move towards gender equality at the Olympic Games, the women’s coxless rowing four will return to Tokyo after several decades. Brian Munoz, USA TODAY FALL RIVER – Waterfront development at Fall River is in full swing now, …

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