Nina Mitchell Wells
Secretary of State


February 09, 2009

Contact: Susan Evans
Press Office 609.777.0830

Governor's Conference On Tourism

Scheduled For April 1 to 3 In Atlantic City

Trenton, NJ— The New Jersey Department of State’s Division of Travel & Tourism and the New Jersey Travel Industry Association invite you to attend the 2009 New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Tourism. This exciting and informative program is the premier travel industry event that provides tourism industry partners with education, exchange and excitement. This timely conference is scheduled for April 1, 2 and 3, 2009 at Atlantic City’s Trump Marina.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Governor's Tourism Awards. Ten winners will be selected and honored at the Opening Session of the Conference. The deadline for Tourism Award nominations is February 13, 2009. Nomination guidelines can be found at
A highlight of this year’s conference is a keynote on April 2 by internationally renowned coauthor of the widely acclaimed National Travel Monitor, Peter C Yesawic. Governor Jon Corzine has been invited to speak at the Luncheon on April 2 as well.
“The Governor’s Tourism Awards honor the diverse individuals and organizations that have contributed to the experience of our visitors and the quality of life of our residents while promoting economic development through increased tourism expenditures,” said Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells. “By encouraging travelers to select New Jersey as their destination of choice, our industry is investing in our state's future.”
The New Jersey Governor's Conference on Tourism is an annual event providing educational and networking opportunities to tourism industry professionals in New Jersey. It is a joint venture of the New Jersey Department of State’s Division of Travel & Tourism and the New Jersey Travel Industry Association.
Increased tourism expenditures result in job growth in the countless industries that serve the tourism industry, including construction, retail, food service, and more. The $38 billion New Jersey tourism industry employs over 466,000 New Jerseyans and 1 out of 9 New Jersey workers owe their job to tourism.
Conference registration information will be available shortly at

Release Date Formated: 
Mon, 2009-02-09