New Jersey Tourism Research and Information

Tourism Insights

Welcome to the New Jersey Travel and Tourism industry website. Here, you will find industry information and resources that will help promote tourism destinations in your area and keep you updated on current events and research. Join us in working together to promote New Jersey and its gems.

New Jersey Tourism Excellence Awards

The New Jersey Travel Industry Association is comprised of thousands of businesses and community leaders that make a difference in state. The New Jersey Travel Industry Association would like to recognize the accomplishments of those who achieved true excellence in providing an exceptional experience that enhances tourism across New Jersey.

Eligibility: Projects, events, programs, partnerships, promotional initiatives, digital outreach, or attractions by any person, business, or organization, be it public or private, profit or non-profit who works toward the common goal of improving the New Jersey tourism product, increasing over-night stays and attracting out-of-state visitors and increasing mid-week stays, increasing tourism expenditures, and positively promoting locations within New Jersey as a destination. The nominated program must have been initiated, established, improved upon, and/or completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Deadline for nomination is January 30, 2015.

Winners will be honored at the 2015 New Jersey Conference on Tourism, March 12-13 at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Nomination Form

Cooperative Marketing Grant & Destination Marketing Organization Grant

Grant information is now located on the Grant Opportunities page.

Travel Agent & Tour Groups Resources

This page provides information on accommodations, attractions, destinations and other relevant materials related to all the great things New Jersey has to offer visitors, vacationers, and tour groups. We trust the webpage will be an important tool in helping you to recommend New Jersey as a valuable and rewarding travel destination. Travel Agent & Tour Groups Resources

Tourism Research Studies


Literature Distribution Policy

The New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism provides the display of and distribution of tourism literature at our state welcome centers. If you are looking to showcase your New Jersey tourism business or attraction at our welcome centers, please download our policy and application.

Staff Members

Grace HanlonExecutive Director, (contact: Cris Tarangioli, 609-633-0981)
Anthony Minick, Director, Marketing, 609-292-2497
Phyllis Oppenheimer, Tourism Representative, 609-292-4239
Colleen Karr, Grant Administrator, 609-984-9413
Jennifer Stringfellow, Public Information Assistant, 609-292-7138
Cris Tarangioli, Festival & Events Calendar, 609-633-0981
Steve Leonard, Publications Distribution Requests, 609-292-5756
Division of Travel & Tourism
225 W. State St., PO Box 460
Trenton, NJ 08625-0460
1-800-VISITNJ   (1-800-847-4865)
The Division of Travel and Tourism successfully supports and markets New Jersey’s $35.5 billion tourism industry through its unique marketing, advertising and promotion campaigns.
In addition to its promotional activities, the Division strongly supports the industry and maintains vital partnerships with tourism members and Destination Marketing Organizations throughout New Jersey.