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About the Office of Tourism

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  • About the Office of Tourism

    Find a wide range of services to support tourism in Connecticut, from marketing and research to hospitality services and direct sales. It operates CTVisit.com, the state’s official tourism website.

  • Central Regional Tourism District

    The Central Regional Tourism District help to promote tourism in Central Connecticut serving the following cities and towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Old Saybrook, Plainville, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford Springs, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.

  • Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

    The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) offers comprehensive event planning assistance for groups of all sizes, from facilities and venues to hotels and activities.

  • Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee

    Learn more about the Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee that advises DECD on matters pertaining to arts and cultural activities, preservation and more.

  • Eastern Regional Tourism District

    The Eastern Regional Tourism District helps to promote tourism in Eastern Connecticut serving the following cities and towns: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Town of Groton, City of Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, Woodstock.

  • Sports Advisory Board

    The Sports Advisory Board of the CTCSB provides expertise to sports event organizers and meeting planners in the areas of site selection, event management, local and corporate sponsorship development, and other business and government support. The Commission also assists local event organizers, chapter members, associations, coaches and athletes in the bid process to host sporting events, tournaments, and meetings.

  • Tourism Advisory Council

    The Tourism Advisory Council is established to give quantitative and qualitative advice and recommendations to the Connecticut Office of Tourism. This advice is related to all of the Office’s Marketing, Advertising, Research, Public Relations, Social Media, and Website Marketing along with all other activities related to the Office of Tourism. The Council serves as a primary advocate for the Office of Tourism and the Connecticut Tourism Industry, within the Connecticut legislative process.

  • Western Regional Tourism District

    The Western Regional Tourism District helps to promote tourism in Western Connecticut serving the following cities and towns: Ansonia, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Goshen, Greenwich, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Monroe, Morris, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, Norwalk, North Canaan, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Thomaston, Torrington, Trumbull, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Winchester, Wolcott, Woodbury.