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Byrne Promotes N.J. Tourism

State government is doing its share to bring tourist dollars to New Jersey, especially shore destinations. That was the message from Nancy Byrne, Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism to the Ocean County mayors at our regular meeting on June 17. For example, she said, a recent publicity event in Philadelphia to promote New Jersey beaches was covered by Fox News among other outlets, including national media. Byrne said it is difficult to promote the state as a whole in the face of erroneous yet widely held images of New Jersey. Instead, she explained, her office and its agencies   are promoting destinations within the state, such as the beaches of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Byrne described various state programs to help local organizations draw tourists, including the Cooperative Marketing Grant Program (www.state.nj.us/travel/industry.html). New Jersey beach communities are in a good position to attract tourist dollars, she said. In fact, New Jersey beaches are within a one-tank-of-gas travel range of more than 30 million people. Current high gas prices discourage vacationers from making longer car trips even as high fares and airport hassles make flying less attractive.

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At Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
our guests will be..
Dr. Jon Hl Larson, President
Ocean County College  (abov e) and Stephen J. Rybka, Manager of Corporate Affairs for New Jersey Natural Gas.

The Ocean County Mayors’ Association will meet at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel, 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, N.J.. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 19, 2008 to April at the Borough of Island Heights.
732- 506-6659, phone
732- 506-9085 fax
(please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).
There is a $15.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in.