The annual tourism conference in Cape May County held a good showing for the upcoming year. Second homeowners are expected to lead a large number of tourists to the shore. The conference was regional affair, with representatives from the Motorsports Park in Cumberland County, and Cumberland County Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu in attendance. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno also spoke, as did Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Lou Greenwald. A soggy June last year got the shore off to a bad start. But many tourists are ready to get a vacation in, after the rough winter everyone endured.
With the understanding of how important tourism is to New Jersey, as well as South Jersey, many viewed this conference as an important way to continue the dialouge on the importance that the industry plays. Guadagno referenced that with the economy being what it is, having almost one-third of the country within a tank full of gas is an important selling point. The Cape May County Tourism Department also said that Canada will play a big role in overall tourists.