New Jersey recently announced that 2012 was a record year for tourism spending, but because of the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, 2013 could be one of the worst years for tourism in a long time.
Following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy five months ago, Governor Christie vowed this week that most Jersey Shore area attractions will be back up and running by Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer season.
Mayors of several of Ocean County's Northern Barrier Island communities are in a race against time to get their beaches and tourism hot spots ready for this summer season, but is it realistic given the devastation of Sandy?
You've heard about the rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore, and now Long Beach Island merchants are hoping to capitalize on your anticipation by launching a marketing campaign to lure you back this summer.
Of the initial $1.8 billion coming to New Jersey from the federal government to rebuild and recover from Sandy, $25 million will be used to let everyone know that the Jersey Shore is open for business this summer.
New Jersey is doing everything it can to retain visitors the year after Super Storm Sandy hit, and while many officials fear other states "poaching" tourism, several summer destination location say the onus will be on the Garden State to welcome back visitors.