As a valued member of the New Jersey Travel Industry Association, you understand the importance of tourism both to celebrate the beauty of our state and to improve unemployment rates and economic prosperity.
During this election cycle, it is critical that we spread this message to our legislators. New Jersey Destination Marketing Organizations (NJDMO) and New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) have combined forces to speak directly to our elected officials and shine a light on the tourism industry, including the challenges it is currently facing. We must all work together to spread the message that:
- New Jersey brought in $41.9 billion in direct tourism industry sales in 2016
- A total of 517,559 jobs are supported annually by tourism in New Jersey, including bartenders, servers, tour guides, bellhops, reenactors, gift shop cashiers and cab drivers
- Without the tourism industry in New Jersey, there would be a $1,525 increase in property taxes per household
Please join us in support of funding for the tourism industry and reducing the likelihood of budget cuts in 2018. Contact your legislators regarding the reduction of tourism funding and donate today. Visit njtia.org/tourism-and-you/ to learn about the various ways you can support campaign and spread the word.
Thank you for your continued support.