Connecticut Tourism Going to the Dogs?

The state sees new tourism dollars in finding and highlighting “dog-friendly” places in its “Still Revolutionary” tourism campaign.


They protect our homes and love us unconditionally. Now our dogs could help boost our state’s tourism industry.

At least, that’s the view of state tourism officials, who want to compile a list of “dog-friendly” attractions in Connecticut, places where visitors can bring the family pet along on vacations or daytrips.

That’s what Skip Bergstrom, deputy commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, recently told Diane Smith during a television interview on the state’s $27 million “Still Revolutionary” tourism campaign.

Connecticut’s tourism industry relies heavily on visitors who drive here from large population centers, such as New York and Boston. Many of those people probably would like to bring their dogs along on those trips, Bergstrom said.


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