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Tuesday, November 19, 2019Educational Event

Hospitality Forum

9:00 AM - Packaging 101 

SARAH WASHBURN- VISIT NEW HAVEN

Visitors want more than just a place to stay.  They want to dine out, visit local attractions, and attend events.  

They want a full experience wrapped up in a bow.  Join us and see how you can provide a valuable service to

your visitors by creating packages and itineraries that make your destination shine.  We will discuss how to

work with your local partners including area attractions, events and restaurants, that can help you create

destination themed packages.

10:00 am - Tips & Tricks of Tourism      

ROSEMARY BOVE & JEAN HEBERT - CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF TOURISM

Learn the concept of culinary tourism (understanding a region by experiencing its food)

Educate yourself on the importance of being active and having your voice heard as a small business

owner

Learn how to shine a positive light on the Industry (local press, recognition, etc)

Understand industry trends (hiring, technology, restaurant concepts, etc)

Learn how your tourism and cultural business can leverage the marketing programs offered by the CT

Office of Tourism. Representatives will be presenting no-cost marketing programs. The presentation

highlights program areas that will extend your market reach through the following programs including:

CTvisit.com – Approx. 5 million annual visitors, create your listing page with photos, deals, and events.

Social platforms – Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Connecticut Open House Day – June 13, 2020

Educational Opportunities – Tourism Marketing Outreach, Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Strategic

Planning Sessions, Tourism Industry Newsletter.

Centralized Regional Marketing Program – Educate the COT on what’s happening in your community

and business.

Consumer Newsletter – Reaches over 100,000 opt-in subscribers looking for exciting things to do in CT.

11:00 AM - Shining a Positive Light on the Industry    

YVETTE M. TAVARES - CT RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

Hospitality Forum

Visitors want more than just a place to stay. They want to dine out, visit local attractions, and attend

events. They want a full experience wrapped up in a bow. Join us and see how you can provide a valuable

service to your visitors by creating packages and itineraries that make your destination shine. We will

discuss how to work with your local partners including area attractions, events, and restaurants, that can

help you create destination themed packages.

JOIN US AT MILFORD CITY HALL | REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

November 19th, 2019 from 9am-12pm

ATTEND ONE SESSION OR JOIN US FOR ALL THREE

PLEASE RSVP TO JULIE NASH AT JNASH@CI.MILFORD.CT.US

110 RIVER ST, MILFORD, CT 06460

  

When:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Milford City Hall
110 River Street
Milford, CT

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