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Central Connecticut's Tourism Industry Prepares for Summer Visitors at 'Great Brochure Swap'

Media Contact: Laura Soll (860) 688-4499 or (860) 833-4466 Cell


CROMWELL, CONN., May 6, 2014 – Celebrating "National Tourism Week", more than 100 Tourism industry advocates from all over Connecticut convened on May 5 at Central Regional Tourism District’s “Spring/Summer Great Brochure Swap”. Representatives of attractions, hotels, restaurants and group tour companies are gearing up for the tens of thousands of visitors expected over the next few months by exchanging hundreds of visitor guides and brochures and sharing the latest travel news. This event at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell also marked the debut of the Central Regional Tourism District’s new Greater Hartford & Connecticut River Valley Visitors Guide.

The Central Regional Tourism District serves 65 cities and towns in Greater Hartford, Connecticut’s River Valley, and Greater New Haven. To download or order any of its visitors guides, brochures, and more information about what do see and do in Central Connecticut, visit or call (860) 787-9640.

Pictured are several of the tourism industry representatives who attended the Great Brochure Swap:
•         Frank Collins, East Hartford’s representative to the Central Regional Tourism District;
•         Mimsie Coleman, Director of Arts, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Hamden;
•         Debbie Giantonio, Marketing and Operations Manager of the Central Regional Tourism District/;
•         Anne Orsene, Executive Director of the Central Regional Tourism District/;
•         Maryan Muthersbaugh, Innkeeper of The Nehemiah Brainerd House in Haddam; and
•         Lorraine Erickson Mancini, Innkeeper of The Lily House Bed & Breakfast in Suffield.

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