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
1st Place: Visit Monmouth Travel Guide 2010
2nd Place: The New Jersey Southern Shores Rainbow Directory


Public & Media Relations
1st Place: The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Unveiling”
2nd Place: Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks


Niche Marketing
1st Place: Schultz Hill Foundation & Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance “Miss’d America Pageant”
2nd Place: Highlands Tourism Partnership “1st Annual Last Fling Pumpkin Sling”
2nd Place: Long Beach Island Region Destination Marketing Organization “Wedding Road Show 2010”


1st Place: Morris County Tourism Bureau, Discover Jersey Arts & Newark Museum “Stickley Museum-Newark Museum Partnership Marketing Campaign”
2nd Place: The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority “Special Events Marketing”


1st Place: Delaware River Tubing
2nd Place: Jersey City Economic Development Corporation


Special Promotion
1st Place: New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium “New Jersey Top Ten Beaches”
2nd Place: ShopRite LPGA Classic 2010


Best Overall Marketing Program
1st Place: Cape May County Department of Tourism “40th Anniversary of Canadian Visitor Marketing”
2nd Place: 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.