Gov. Malloy: Statistics show Connecticut drawing more tourists

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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