Ski, Sun, and Travel Expo features things to do and see this winter

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HARTFORD — The Connecticut Office of Tourism and is responsible for leading the state’s marketing, strategic planning and development efforts to build tourism as a significant economic driver. Working in partnership with Connecticut’s business community and governments, he provides leadership in positioning the state to encourage strategic investment and ensure that Connecticut is a prime destination for leisure and business travelers.

Tourism drives Connecticut’s economy in a number of ways. Tourism is a $14 billion industry in Connecticut, supporting 82,700 direct jobs and there has been a 7 percent increase in lodging tax receipts from 2014 to 2015 and a 4 percent increase in hotel occupancy from 2014 to 2015.

There is a lot to see and do this winter in Connecticut, including:

  • New and must-do activities and experiences, like Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun, sleigh rides, eagle watching, and holiday train & trolley rides
  • Exhilarating outdoor adventures, like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating
  • Indoor escapes like ropes courses, museums, and specialty trails
  • Special events, like the North Pole Express, the Essex Steam Train, and the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is the online hub for all things winter, including:

  • Information on 4,000 tourism attractions, accommodations and restaurants
  • Suggested getaway itineraries and travel stories
  • A calendar of events that can be filtered by date range, type of event or region and a special “what to do this weekend” feature
  • A “While You’re in the Neighborhood” feature which serves up suggestions and directions for other attractions, hotels and restaurants that are close by the destination you’re viewing

You can learn more about state tourism at this year’s Ski, Sun, and Travel Expo. Click here for complete coverage of the event.