Connecticut statewide CVB created
The Department of Economic and Community Development for the state of Connecticut has partnered with the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau to create the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau. The CTCSB was formed to increase the state’s convention, meeting and sports event business. “The Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau marks a real change in how Connecticut is streamlining efforts to pursue leads and cultivate major events for the state,” says Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism and DECD. The CTCSB will strengthen outreach and marketing efforts to meeting planners and sports promoters for international, national and regional associations. “In a small state like Connecticut, it makes great sense to maximize our resources and represent the hotels, meetings and sports venues, attractions and restaurants throughout the region,” says Michael Van Parys, president of the CTCSB.