Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

The Morris County Visitors Center was among 11 tourism-related organizations awarded destination marketing grants totaling more than $1.5 million to expand tourism marketing opportunities in New Jersey.

The Visitors Center, at 6 Court Street in Morristown, received a $173,750 marketing grant from the Department of State’s Division of Travel and Tourism.

This grant and the 10 others that went to various Destination Marketing Organizations around the state will help those agencies provide critical promotional services in their respective geographic areas as premier tourist destinations.

According to the Visitors Center, Morris County ranks 9th among New Jersey’s 21 counties, with tourism business bringing $1.2 billion into the county last year.

The Morris County Visitors Center may be reached by telephone at (973) 631-5151 or on the Web at www.morristourism.org.