Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
Secretary of State
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Stringfellow
Press Office 609.777.0830
Governor’s Conference on Tourism Honors Industry Excellence
ATLANTIC CITY - Awards for Tourism Excellence were presented to 15 organizations for excellence and creative accomplishments in tourism marketing and promotion during the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City.
The Governor’s Conference on Tourism is a joint venture hosted by the New Jersey Department of State Division of Travel & Tourism and the New Jersey Travel Industry Association.
The 2011 New Jersey Governor's Tourism Awards recipients are:
Print Visitors Guide
Visit Monmouth Travel Guide 2010
The New Jersey Southern Shores Rainbow Directory
Public & Media Relations
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Unveiling”
Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks
Schultz Hill Foundation & Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance “Miss’d America Pageant”
Highlands Tourism Partnership “1st Annual Last Fling Pumpkin Sling”
Long Beach Island Region Destination Marketing Organization “Wedding Road Show 2010”
Morris County Tourism Bureau, Discover Jersey Arts & Newark Museum “Stickley Museum-Newark Museum Partnership Marketing Campaign”
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority “Special Events Marketing”
Delaware River Tubing
Jersey City Economic Development Corporation
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium “New Jersey Top Ten Beaches”
ShopRite LPGA Classic 2010
Best Overall Marketing Program
Cape May County Department of Tourism “40th Anniversary of Canadian Visitor Marketing”
Garden State Wine Growers Association
Representing marketing and academia the following list of judges volunteered their time to review and score all entries: Karen Adams, Robert Adams, Lillian Armstrong, Cindy Bloom-Cronin, Gloria Bryant, Tom Drake, Pam Fischer, Donald Hoover, Lauren Kuik, Linda Maiden, Marc Mappen, Eric Maywar, Lynne Richmond, Jack Samuels, Caylin Sanders, Joseph Tormey, Brian Tyrrell, Donna Vassallo, Janet Wagner, and Lisa Willever.
The mission of the New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Tourism is to provide educational sessions, vital industry information and networking opportunities to the dedicated professionals in New Jersey’s tourism industry.