Conn.'s 169 towns competing to draw tourism

April 8, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's 169 towns are competing with each other to promote tourism in the state.

Residents can vote for their favorite town on the state's "Visit Connecticut" Facebook page. Destinations, attractions and businesses also are encouraged to mobilize their towns to vote.

Using all the towns in Connecticut is seen as a way to draw tourists to historic and cultural sites, shopping and other activities in the towns.

The town that wins the most votes will be featured in a two-minute video on Facebook.

The promotion is being launched with Connecticut's spring marketing campaign that includes tourism and business development advertising.