Travel and Tourism Boost Economy and Employment

Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development - launching initiatives to promote tourism and advance the arts in Connecticut - indicates that the state reaps $11.5 billion every year through total traveler and tourism revenue and $1.15 billion in state and local tax revenue, according to the most recent analysis conducted by UConn's Center for Economic Analysis.  They report that travel and tourism create more than 110,000 jobs statewide, approximately 6.5% of Connecticut's total employment.