Gov. Malloy: Statistics show Connecticut drawing more tourists

New tourism statistics out Monday show more people are vacationing in Connecticut. Gov. Dannel Malloy says there has been a 12 percent increase in summer

New tourism statistics out Monday show more people are vacationing in Connecticut.

New tourism statistics out Monday show more people are vacationing in Connecticut. (10/5/15)

NORWALK - New tourism statistics out Monday show more people are vacationing in Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel Malloy says there has been a 12 percent increase in summer visitors to two dozen Connecticut attractions, which he attributes to a multimillion-dollar tourism campaign.

"I have taken a lot of heat from folks to promote tourism. I think it's the right thing to do; it's paying pretty big dividends," says Gov. Malloy.

That increase may prove difficult to maintain though, as this year's state budget cut money for tourism.

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