Mission & Vision



Wednesday, April 11

Starting at 10am
Legislative Office Building • Hartford

This is our chance to meet with lawmakers, leaders, and members of the press to share the benefits of tourism to our economy and find solutions to the challenges we face. I hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 11th at 10 AM at the Legislative Office Building for a panel discussion, Q&A session, and one-on-one breakout meetings with lawmakers.


These meetings our more important than ever. With the 2018 election fast approaching, we need to make sure incumbents and candidates alike understand that tourism is a smart investment with a 3:1 rate of return.


Brings together the strength, numbers and influence of the state’s tourism proponents to create one powerful, inclusive and coordinated tourism advocate.

We are giving those who care about our Industry’s future a stronger voice as we work for critical change, including more reliable funding, pro-business policy and stronger public support.

Mission & Vision

The Connecticut Tourism Coalition is comprised of various association and industry–supporting organizations whose main goal is to affect change in the Connecticut tourism industry by addressing key legislative, regulatory and budgeting issues through public education.



Pictured (L to R): Stephen Tagliatela, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Frank Burns


Pictured: Tim Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner of CT Economic & Community Development presents information at the February 9 Board Meeting of the Tourism Coalition at The Valley Railroad/Essex Steam Train on the perils of cutting state funding for tourism. The meeting was attended by over 50 people including Coalition members, and guests.


Pictured (L to R) at the CT Capitol during key legislative hearings. Senator Paul Formica; Viola Tagliatela; Rep. Devin Carney; Senator Art Linares, Stephen Tagliatela; Rob Galiette; Brian Freeman


Connecticut Tourism Coalition

Connecticut Tourism Coalition