This week, tourism professionals from across the state will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the annual Conference on Tourism. Fairfield’s Department of Community & Economic Development and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will be there to learn from national experts and glean best practices from others in the field.
Tourism is big business in Connecticut, and continues to be one of the main drivers of the state’s economy. According to a report from the state Department of Economic & Community Development, the tourism industry supports over 200,000 jobs, contributes over $14.7 billion in economic activity, and generates $1.7 billion in annual tax revenues. What’s more, these indicators are on the rise and are predicted to grow even more in the years ahead.