Tourism Dollars Onward and Upward in Ocean County

May 23, 2018
File Photo by: Jack Reynolds

Tourism in Ocean County is now a $4.76 billion business. The number is up 1.8 percent over the previous year. The announcement of how much tourism injects into the local economy was made by the Ocean County freeholders on May 18.

“I am happy to see our numbers continue to increase when it comes to tourism in Ocean County,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to tourism and business development. “We always say Ocean County is the best vacation spot, offering premier boardwalks, beaches, amusement parks and recreational activities that collectively draw hundreds of thousands of people annually to our shores.

“These numbers provided by the state of New Jersey confirm what we have been saying,” Vicari concluded.

“This almost 2 percent increase is what helps out our mom and pop businesses, our high school and college students and a host of other businesses and individuals.”  —M.S.

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