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Everyday Activities Influence Connecticut's Economy

Posted on by Alissa DeJonge

Now that schools around the state are finishing up the academic year and the first day of summer is tomorrow, it’s time to think about recreation and outdoor fun. However, every activity that we enjoy also has an effect on the economy. From movies to museums, and from beaches to boutiques, every purchase we make is a bonus to the tourism industry.

The Connecticut Office of Tourism1 collects data on number of visitors to major attractions, counts of air passengers, and gaming revenues. The monthly data from 2018 shows strong upticks compared with the same month in 2017. In fact, there were 2,653,546 visitors to Connecticut’s major attractions from January 2018 to June 2018. And Conde Nast2 ranked Bradley International Airport as the 3rd best airport in 2018.

Read more about last month’s tourism conference and the impact of tourism on the Connecticut economy in a recent blog, "State of Tourism."

Photo courtesy of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History