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June 9, 2009
Rell comes to Bristol, urges everyone to stay home
Press release from Gov. Jodi Rell:
Governor Rell Highlights Staycation
During Visit to CarouselMuseum in Bristol
Governor M. Jodi Rell today toured the New England Carousel Museum to highlight the benefits of the second summer of “Staycation – Your Connecticut Destination,” a campaign in which businesses and attractions across the state offer discounts, deals and special packages for Connecticut residents vacationing close to home this year.
“We started this campaign last year when gas prices were soaring. Although prices are down from the record-highs of 2008, families continue to look for ways to stretch their household budgets and that includes vacations,”Governor Rell said. “Staycation offers them endless choices at world-class attractions at affordable prices, all just a short car ride away.”
The Governor said the Staycation campaign is also a great boost for the state’s $9 billion tourism industry, which supports thousands of jobs and helps businesses and attractions increase their customer base.Last summer, Connecticut families took advantage of savings by visiting Staycation attractions that included amusement parks, museums, restaurants, hotels, vineyards, golf courses, sporting venues, galleries and more.
The New EnglandCarouselMuseum is one of more than 200 attractions and businesses offering discounted prices and lodging, free gifts and other deals to Connecticut residents through Labor Day, September 7. Located in a former 33,000-square-foot hosiery factory, the Museum features restored antique carousel animals as well as an art gallery, gift shop and children’s carousel. The Museum is offering a 10 percent discount for Connecticut residents.
“The CarouselMuseum is a great example of a Staycation destination for families,” Governor Rell said. “There truly is something for everyone.”
For a list of attractions and businesses participating in this year’s campaign go to: www.CTvisit.com
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