Tourism Efforts

Staff Contact:
Courtney Assad
Program Coordinator
860-701-9113

Regional Tourism Marketing Committee

The Regional Tourism Marketing Committee is a private committee of businesses representing the tourism and hospitality industries and sectors impacted by eastern CT tourism.

Connecticut Hospitality Awareness Training (CHAT)

The CT Tourism Coalition launched the CT Hospitality Awareness Training program (CHAT) to train frontline personnel who work at attractions, hotels, restaurants and other businesses that make up the Connecticut tourism industry. CHAT is Connecticut’s first online training program to educate workers on the fundamentals of hospitality service and the significance of tourism to our economy. The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has partnered with the CT Tourism Coalition, to create an Eastern CT curriculum for CHAT.

Regional Fam Tour

Our Fam Tours (familiarization tours) are regional tours of art, culture, and tourism attractions designed for hospitality professionals. Usually held before the the tourism season begins, Fam Tours are a fun-filled day with peer-to-peer updates about what’s happening, opening and changing in the upcoming season. Hospitality professionals will be better prepared to advise guests and make contacts for successful cross-promotions.