The Eastern Regional Tourism District of Connecticut (ERTD) has announced the award of grants to 9 tourism projects in its December 2020 round of grant funding.
Projects receiving grants are:
- Where Art Lives, a collaboration between the Florence Griswold Museum and the Lyme Art Association to pro,ote the arts
- The New London Tourism Unity Initiative, a strategy to develop useful marketing and tourism-related tools
- Town of Windham Marketing Campaign, a program to enhance ongoing communications strategies
- Voluntown Tourism Campaign, a collaboration between the Voluntown Economic Development Commission and Friends of Pachaug Forest to produce and distribute trail maps
- Air Line Trail Brochure Marketing Campaign, a project to increase access to information regarding the Air Line Trail
- Windham Region Chamber of Commerce Regional Marketing Project, an initiative to develop four video itineraries of the region
- Partners in History, a collaboration between the Thames River Heritage Park and eight partner sites to create a series of short videos
- So Good to See You in Mystic, a campaign through the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce promoting hospitality, aquatic recreation and dining
- Passport to Norwich, a program to leverage the city’s diverse dining culture and heritage
Projects must be completed by the end of the fiscal year on 30 June 2020.
ERTD Chairman Jim Bellano said:
"Given the pace at which the U.S. is developing a vaccine, we are excited to see these programs move forward to market Connecticut’s spring and summer tourism seasons."
ERTD officials hope to see the grant program grow in 2021.