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Connecticut Tourism Reps Prepare for Fall & Winter Visitors at

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

CROMWELL, CONN., October 3, 2013 – Tourism industry advocates from all over Connecticut convened at the Central Regional Tourism District’s “Fall/Winter Great Brochure Swap” on October 2. Representatives 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 visitors guides and brochures and sharing the latest travel news. The Central Regional Tourism District/, which serves 65 cities and towns in Greater Hartford, Connecticut’s River Valley, and Greater New Haven, held the event at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell. To download or order 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 scores of tourism industry representatives who attended the Great Brochure Swap:

Front row:

  • Maryan Muthersbaugh, Innkeeper at The Nehemiah Brainerd House in Haddam;
  • Nancy Anstey, Chairperson of the Central Regional Tourism District/ and Executive Director of the Farmington Valley Visitors Association;
  • Anne Orsene, Executive Director of the Central Regional Tourism District/;
  • Debbie Giantonio, Marketing and Operations Manager of the Central Regional Tourism District/; and
  • Deborah Moore, Executive Director at the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Middletown.

Back row:

  • Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager at Connecticut Science Center in Hartford;
  • Dharrmais Gandhi, Director of Sales at Baymont Inn & Suites Branford;
  • Deb Mathiasen, East Haddam representative to the Central Regional Tourism District/;
  • Steve Gardiner, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Cromwell;
  • Sarah Washburn, Tourism Sales Representative at Visit New Haven; and
  • Letetia Waiters, Sales Account Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown.

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