Advocates for legislation, regulations, and resources to promote a robust lodging industry within the state.

Latest News

Sign up for CLA's bi-monthly newsletters featuring industry news, events, education, and  legislative updates. 

  • Speaker’s Tourism Blue Ribbon Panel has been charged to evaluate the status of tourism in the State of Connecticut. The Panel will be hosting regional meetings with focused subject matter on 1) sources of funding for tourism 2) tourism organizational structure 3) allocation of funding for tourism. Open to the public, your input is encouraged. CLICK HERE to register. 
  • TOURISM WORKS FOR CONNECTICUT Campaign: Tourism is a key economic engine in Connecticut, benefiting both residents and state coffers. The fact is, tourism is one of the very few areas of the Connecticut budget that generates net revenue for the State. Marketing dollars allocated to generate this revenue are an investment; an investment in Connecticut’s economy and jobs! Your voice to support tourism is crucial. Get the facts at
  • Are your employees trained in Human Trafficking Awareness? According to Public Act No. 17-32, Section 5 - all CT lodging employees must have annual training on human trafficking awareness. Learn more!
  • Tourism Facts from the Connecticut Office of Tourism Download

Upcoming Events

  • CT Legislative Session Convenes - Jan. 9
  • 2019 CLA Board of Director Meetings – Jan. 16, Mar. 20, May 15, July17
  • Speaker’s Tourism Blue Ribbon Panel regional meetings: Norwalk Aquarium, Jan.18 at 10:00 a.m.; Foxwoods, Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m.; Hartford Location TBD, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m.; Yale Peabody Museum, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. REGISTER HERE
  • New England Food Show - Mar. 3-5, Boston Convention Cetner
  • National Tourism Week - May 5-11
  • Discover New England's Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace, Foxwoods, CT - May 14, 15


Working with our lobbyist, legislators and the American Hotel & Lodging Association, we will keep you in the loop with everything you need to know.


Maintaining core competencies with the ever-evolving lodging industry requires on-going education. We provide the tools to train staff and remain compliant with current regulations.

Buyers Guide

Our allied partners provide quality goods and services at great members-only prices. Purchase from vendors you can trust.


Essential information for agencies, legislators, educational institutions, and more.

Our Partners

AHLA Partner State Association
International Society of Hotel Associations
American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute

Why you should join

The Connecticut Lodging Association (CLA), founded in 1904, has a long history as the only industry trade association to represent Connecticut’s lodging industry. CLA’s foundation is based in advocacy, involved in speaking on behalf of the lodging industry on Connecticut legislative and regulatory issues. Make a difference and support CLA!

Join us Today!


Years serving Connecticut's lodging industry.

Copyright ©2018 Connecticut Lodging Association • PO Box 1576 • New Haven, Connecticut • 06506 • 860-635-5600 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  • Privacy Policy