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  • Urgent Legislative Issues17% Occupancy Tax & 13% B&B Tax Increases.  Contact your local representatives and tell them why this increase is destructive to your business and the tourism industry. CLICK HERE for information and talking points about CT occupancy taxes. See for more on the current legislative issues this session.

  • Tourism Marketing Fact Sheet from the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Key Facts about the State’s Tourism Marketing Budget, Initiatives and Results: Download

  • TOURISM WORKS FOR CONNECTICUT Campaign: Tourism is a key economic engine in Connecticut, benefiting both residents and state coffers. The fact is, tourism is one of the very few areas of the Connecticut budget that generates net revenue for the State. Marketing dollars allocated to generate this revenue are an investment; an investment in Connecticut’s economy and jobs! Your voice to support tourism is crucial. Get the facts at

  • Are your employees trained in Human Trafficking Awareness? According to Public Act No. 17-32, Section 5 - all CT lodging employees must have annual training on human trafficking awareness. Learn more!

Upcoming Events

  • CT Legislative Session - Jan. 9th through June 5th
  • 2019 CLA Board of Director Meetings – Jan. 16, Mar. 20, May 15, July17 
  • AHLA Safety Summit - May 1st, Washington DC
  • Connecticut Conference on Tourism - May 8th, at the CT Conference Center. It’s “the” don’t-miss industry event of the year for everyone who’s interested in attracting visitors/guests/attendees. Hotels. Restaurants. Casinos. Tourist attractions. Entertainment venues. Historic sites. Cultural and arts institutions. Come share best practices and learn from national tourism and travel experts at this one-of-a-kind conference. REGISTER TODAY!
  • National Tourism Week - May 5-11. Use these resources to reach out to media and elected officials, plan local events and stage effective activities. Toolkit now available.
  • Discover New England's Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace, Foxwoods, CT - May 13-15
  • Connecticut Open House Day! June 8th. When cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents and invite them to discover — and rediscover — Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism with a variety of special in-state visitor incentives.

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The Connecticut Lodging Association (CLA), founded in 1904, has a long history as the only industry trade association to represent Connecticut’s lodging industry. CLA’s foundation is based in advocacy, involved in speaking on behalf of the lodging industry on Connecticut legislative and regulatory issues. Make a difference and support CLA!


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