Connecticut Office of Tourism announces brochure distribution partner for Connecticut Welcome Centers

The State Office of Tourism has been able to secure more racks for your brochures at all Welcome Center locations except Westbrook. While recent layoffs have eliminated Welcome Center staffing, CTM Media Group is stepping up to help receive and restock brochures at the Centers – at no cost. Or you may deliver and restock your own literature at any of the five Welcome Centers.

To arrange for a one-time shipment to CTM’s warehouse:

  1. Contact CTM Media Group Representative Laura Capshaw at lcapshaw@ctmmedia.com.
  2. After contacting Laura, ship boxed brochures to: CTM Media Group, 11 Largo Drive South, Stamford, CT 06907, Attention: Mark Layton.
  3. Label each box FREE WELCOME CENTER, along with the name of the desired Welcome Center and quantity enclosed. If sending multiple boxes please number each box. (Example: Box 1 of 3.)

» Questions? Contact Rosemary.Bove@ct.gov

» Get locations of Welcome Centers

Still Time to Participate in Open House Day

The Connecticut Office of Tourism and the regional tourism districts are gearing up for a robust digital, PR and social media promotion of our 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day: Saturday, June 11th. But there’s still time to join the 170+ partners who will be rolling out the welcome mat to state residents — with free or discounted admission, special activities and/or free gifts.

Don’t miss out on this one-day statewide event — and all the promotional opportunities supporting it. For more details on this program, call Jean Hebert at (860) 256-2739.

» Learn how you can participate in this event

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The Last Green Valley announces small grants for historic & cultural resources

Deadline July 28

The Last Green Valley (TLGV) is pleased to announce a small grant round for projects that preserve, interpret, promote, or market historical and cultural resources. TLGV encourages projects that use digital technology, social media, or creative and innovative approaches to bring stories from The Last Green Valley to life.Approximately four grants of a maximum of $2,500 each will be awarded. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. read more>

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

2017 Official Discover New England Travel Guide Co-op Advertising Opportunity

Deadline June 6

Yankee Publishing is pleased to partner with Discover New England again to offer The 2017 Official Discover New England Travel Guide, the only publication – print and digital – specifically designed to attract international visitors to New England.

International visitors can transform your tourism business. They…

  • plan their vacations months in advance
  • do not cancel because of bad weather
  • often come in shoulder seasons and travel mid-week
  • travel in New England for weeks, not days
  • love to shop and actively seek out different things to do
  • and spend on average five times more than the domestic traveler

We encourage you to continue to make The Official Discover New England Travel Guide a powerful part of your marketing plans. Click here for information about advertising in the three 2017 editions (English, German, and Japanese).

Contact Janice at Mystic Country jputnam@mysticcountry.com if you are interested in advertising in one or all three editions. Discounts will be determined by the number of co-op partners and space reserved. Deadline has been extended to June 6 for early bird space reservations. Space and materials deadlines remain August 1 and 5, respectively.

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Historic Houses launch trail brochure

Announcing the launch of the Historic House Museum trail brochure, connecting 16 homes with unique stories in southeastern Connecticut

Launch Party

Sunday, June 5 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Smith-Harris House barn, 33 Society Road, Niantic

  • Presentation by Walter Woodward, CT State Historian, “What Makes Connecticut Connecticut?”
  • Music by the Band of Steady Habits.
  • FREE with light refreshments.
  • Commemorative “Historic Houses bag” for the first 100 attendees.

Click here to RSVP.

This regional initiative includes printed brochures, interactive online brochure and social media promotion, coordinated by the 16 historic house museums with support from the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition, Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country, and The Day Publishing Company.

The trail brochure connects 16 historic house museums in 12 towns and cities throughout southeastern Connecticut, highlighting the stories of the region’s growth from European settlement in the 1600s to industrial expansion in the 1800s and beyond.

Houses included in on the trail include:

Ashbel Woodward House Museum, Franklin; Avery-Copp House, Groton, Ebenezer Avery House, Groton; Jabez Smith House Groton; Beaumont House, Lebanon; Captain Nathaniel Palmer House, Stonington; Colchester History Museum, Colchester; Denison Homestead, Mystic; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme; Hempsted Houses, New London; Shaw Mansion, New London; Leffingwell House, Norwich; Nathan Lester House & Farm Tool Museum, Gales Ferry; Samuel Smith House, East Lyme; Smith-Harris House, Niantic; and Thomas Lee House, Niantic.

To download or view the printable brochure, visit HistoricHousesCT.com

Many thanks to the following sponsors: Antonino Auto Group, Citizens Bank, Dime Bank, Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition, R&B Apparel Plus, The Day Publishing Company.