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20 CT tourist destinations split up $235,000 in grants

The state Department of Economic and Community Development said it has awarded $235,000 in grants to 20 nonprofit and cultural entities to help them promote attractions and events.

Largest tourist attractions in Connecticut

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Sustainable travel, digital marketing latest tourism trends

Q&A talks with Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism in advance of the summer tourism season.

Tourism drives Mystic’s economy

Chris Dehnel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Tourism is considered one of Connecticut's top six industries by state economic development officials, but the bounty from visitors with disposable income isn't shared equally by all cities and towns.

Report: Weather hurt 2014 marathon attendance, spending

The ranks of spectators, volunteers and participants at last year's rainy Hartford Marathon declined 13 percent from the year before, race organizers revealed Thursday.

Consultant: Greater Hartford casino would generate $242M in revenue

A north central Connecticut casino, if approved by the legislature, would generate the most of the three satellite casinos under consideration in the state, according to a consultant hired by...

Friendly's brings new strategic focus to CT

Q&A talks about the reinvention of Friendly's and its strategic plan for Connecticut with John Maguire, the restaurant chain's CEO.

Hartford riverfront is CT's cash, visitor cow

Hartford's revitalized riverfront last year pumped at least $7.25 million directly into the state economy, an engine that could expand from the $1.1 billion worth of development underway on both...

Hartford flight makes emergency landing in Buffalo


A SkyWest Airlines flight headed to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks made an emergency landing in Buffalo on Wednesday after the crew reported a...

Eversource to sell three Wethersfield acres for $275K

Berlin electric utility Eversource Energy has asked regulators to approve its sale of three acres of land in Wethersfield for $275,000 to the Capital Region Education Council, which wants to build a...

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