Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wildwood Hopes to Unleash New Dog Beach


PRESS RELEASE

When it comes to the dog days of summer, City Commissioners hope to amend an ordinance that will unleash Fido and Rover and allow the pooches to join in the fun of a Wildwood family vacation.

During the April 23 Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commissioner Pete Byron introduced changes to an ordinance that will allow year-round access to man’s best friends and their owners in a designated beach area.

The proposed dog beach will be located in the northern end of the city near Poplar Avenue.

Dogs will be able to not only enjoy the sand, but will be able to take a dip in the ocean.

“This is a huge boost for tourism,” said Byron. “Pet owners will be able to bring their dogs along for vacations.”

The city hopes single day visitors who find themselves leaving at the of the day to tend their pets left at home will now be able to pack their pooch in the car for a multi-day vacation.

“This is just another way the City of Wildwood continues to be forward thinking in terms of its expansive beach,” said Byron. “We hope by bringing a dog beach to the city, merchants, motel and hotel owners as well as businesses throughout the city will see an increase in revenue.”

A second reading and public hearing of the ordinance will take place during the May 14 Commissioners meeting to be held in City Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Landmark Crest restaurant will not open in 2014

Photos courtesy of Gregory Hnath

Sadly, the rumors are true.

Duffy's on the Lake, which has served generations of locals and vacationers, and is perhaps best known for its iconic location directly across from Sunset Lake, will not be opening for the 2014 season.

Calls to the restaurant were not answered, but yielded the following voicemail message:

"Duffy's will not be open for the 2014 season. No other information is available at this time.

"The owners and staff truly thank everyone that supported us. We hope to see you soon. Have a great summer. So long."

While we are saddened to hear this news, the "hope to see you soon" portion of the message gives us hope that the restaurant will re-open at some point in the future. We will pass along more information when it becomes available.

Duffy's is a true Wildwoods institution with a colorful history, the structure's roots dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

It was originally a Victorian home that stood at the corner of Atlantic & Pine Avenues in Wildwood proper.

The building was moved to its current location at New Jersey & Farragut Avenue in the Crest in 1921, where it was renovated and transformed into Fitzharris Restaurant.

The name was changed to Duffy's on the Lake in 1964. A longtime favorite noted for its excellent quality and service, timeless, nautical atmosphere, and spectacular views of Sunset Lake (particularly, of course, during evening dinners), Duffy's thrived for the better part of the past half century.

The restaurant underwent a change in ownership during the Spring of 2011. To the best of our knowledge, this will be the first season the restaurant will not be in operation since the structure was moved to the Crest 93 years ago.

We at Wildwood 365 would like to wish the owners, management, and staff all the very best.

We too, truly, "hope to see you soon!"

 

Wildwood historical museum opens today for the 2014 season


One of the Wildwoods' greatest treasures opens today for the 2014 season!

The George F. Boyer Museum, home of the Wildwood Historical Society, is now open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The museum, located at 3907 Pacific Avenue, will begin its Summer schedule (Monday - Saturday) on May 12th.

For more information, call 609-522-0277 or visit www.WildwoodHistoricalMuseum.com.

Also, be sure to follow the Wildwood Historical Society on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Wildwoods Host Two Family Vacation Giveaway Contests


PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwoods are currently holding two family vacation giveaway contests in conjunction with their new 2014 Marketing Campaign. 

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) unveiled its 2014 marketing campaign – which included an all-new tourism advertising campaign – during its annual marketing presentation at the Wildwoods Convention Center on April 1.

The Wildwoods’ family vacation giveaway contest includes a chance to win one of two fabulous Family Vacations in the Wildwoods. There will be two Family Vacation Getaway drawings – one on June 20, 2014 and one on August 29, 2014. The packages include a 3-day, 2-night stay in a Wildwoods’ hotel or motel of your choice.

Along with the families’ choice of their favorite place to stay in the Wildwoods – the package also includes:

  • Shooter's Old Time Photos Family Photo Session & Pirates of Wildwood 3D Blacklight Mini Golf Passes ($250 value)
  • Morey’s Piers Amusement and Waterpark Passes ($225 value)
  • Crest Tavern Gift Card – plus t-shirts ($180 value)
  • Splash Zone Waterpark Passes ($144 value)
  • Captain Schumann’s Sightseer Whale-Watching Cruise ($120 value)
  • Jersey Shore Beach 'n Boat Fishing Tournament Entries ($100 value)
  • Cape May Par 3 Golf Range – round of golf for four ($84 value)
  • Boardwalk Tram Car Passes ($75 value)
  • M.S. Brown Jewelers Sterling Silver Wildwood Day Dreamer Necklace ($67 value)
  • Maui's Dog House Gift Card ($60 value)
  • Schellenger's Restaurant Gift Card ($50 value)
  • Back to the '50s Neon Night Bus Tour Tickets ($48 value)
  • Naval Air Station Wildwood – admission for four plus a museum mug ($45 value)
  • Historic Cold Spring Village – admission for four ($36 value)
  • Dragon’s Lair Blacklight Mini Golf Passes ($32 value)
  • And more

The sights, sounds and smells of the Wildwoods Boardwalk will leave the winning families talking about these vacations of a lifetime for years to come.

Every participant who fills out an entry form on the WildwoodsNJ.com/win-a-family-vacation.cfm website is eligible to win. Mail-in entries will also be accepted. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person allowed. 


By entering one time, you are eligible for both the Spring Vacation Contest – which will be drawn on Friday, June 20, 2014 and the Summer Vacation Contest – which will be drawn on Friday, August 29, 2014. All entries must be received by either Thursday, June 19, 2014 or Thursday, August 28, 2014 to be eligible to win.

For additional information about the contest rules, visit WildwoodsNJ.com/vacation-contest-rules.cfm.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
         

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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Harlem Globetrotters Let "Fans Rule" this Summer with Games and Clinics in Wildwood, NJ - August 6 - 9

 
LOCAL PRESALE offers 25% savings on tickets – Easter Weekend at Convention Center Box Office
 
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will play games in only one U.S. town in the summer of 2014 – Wildwood, NJ.  Following 300 massively successful games this winter and spring, the Globetrotters will host four games and four clinics at the Wildwoods Convention Center from Wednesday, Aug. 6 to Saturday, Aug. 9 – with games at 7 p.m. nightly.
 
The Wildwood events are an exclusive extension of the Globetrotters’ 2014 “Fans Rule” world tour.  Fans will decide the rules via a live vote during the game and in advance at www.harlemglobetrotters.com/rule
 
The Globetrotters are also offering 2-hour Basketball Clinics on the Wildwoods Convention Center court on each game day, August 6, 7, 8, 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Globetrotter stars lead each clinic, which is designed for fans ages 6-12.  A spot in the clinic costs $49 and includes a voucher for one complementary ticket to one of the four games (valued up to $45).  Space is limited.
 
Local fans can purchase tickets at 25% off and no ticket fees at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office on the boardwalk over Easter Weekend. Offer excludes Row 1 courtside seats.  Fans can purchase tickets during special box office hours:
 
Saturday, April 19 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
 
Starting Monday, April 21, tickets for all games and clinics will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, the Wildwoods Convention Center box office, or call 800-745-3000.
 
The Globetrotters return to Wildwood for the fourth consecutive summer.  In previous years, the team has engulfed themselves in the local community leading up to the games, including school visits, rides on the Sightseer Tram Car, and appearances throughout Cape May and Atlantic Counties.
 
Fan favorites Flight Time Lang and Big Easy Lofton – who captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide during two top-four finishes on “The Amazing Race” – hope the third time will be the charm. The duo is currently competing on this season of the Emmy Award-winning CBS Television series.  As of April 16, 2014, they are still racing after seven episodes.
 
Rosters in Wildwood may vary and are subject to change.
 
Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels, World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S.

Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority and Wildwood Mayor Announce Agreement for 2014 Beach Events

 
PRESS RELEASE
 
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) and the City of Wildwood announced today that an agreement has been reached by the two entities to keep two Beach Blast soccer tournaments and the Beach Jam camping event set to take place on the Wildwood Beach as scheduled. 

City of Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. along with GWTIDA board chair Tom Byrne and executive director John Siciliano worked together to reach the agreement. GWTIDA proposed the plan, which calls for the City of Wildwood to rescind a resolution calling for a new beach event fee plan that charged a per participant user fee in 2014, and to leave the 2013 fee structure in place for this year.

Under the plan, GWTIDA would use Tourism Development Fees collected from island-wide businesses  to reimburse the City of Wildwood in 2014 for the fees that would have been collected had the resolution remained in place. “It’s important to keep these events on the island, but more importantly to keep them in Wildwood, since so many businesses depend on the added revenue that these events generate each year,” explained Byrne.


Byrne, Siciliano and Troiano reached the agreement together and Troiano has agreed to recommend that his fellow commissioners vote to rescind the resolution at their next regularly scheduled meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 23.

“We are happy to reach this compromise, resolve this issue and to have the City of Wildwood continue to host these events,” Troiano stated.

Byrne also indicated he has reached out to the event hosts, the Morey Organization and Cape Express Soccer, and asked them to wait until the April 23 meeting before taking any further action toward moving these events.

“GWTIDA is working on a long term solution to event support for all of the island municipalities and expects to present a plan in the fourth quarter of 2014, and implement the strategy for the 2015 event season,” said Byrne.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.    
 
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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Dolphin Inn owner Tim Patel honored

Kudos to the Wildwood Commissioners for recently honoring Dolphin Inn owner Tim Patel with a Certificate of Appreciation for his work in extensively renovating and rehabbing the former Eden Roc Motel at Atlantic & Bennett.

Not only did Patel and his crew do a fantastic job in bringing this "Doo Wop" gem back to life in 2013, he proved that it's never too late to save a landmark structure.

Much like the Caribbean Motel in the Crest, the Dolphin Inn can serve as a blueprint for future rehab projects. Both motels had fallen into states of distress before being purchased by their current owners.

And both motels are thriving, in addition to being successful examples of the preservation of the Wildwoods' colorful character and history.

Below is the official release from the city...


PRESS RELEASE

City Commissioners honored a local motel owner for renovations made to a property once considered a blight on the city’s landscape.

Tim Patel, owner of the Dolphin Inn, was recognized during April 9 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Patel had taken “a very, very bad situation and made it very, very good.”

The mayor said Patel took the former Eden Roc Hotel and renovated it. According to Troiano the Eden Roc was one of the iconic hotels in the city that had fallen “into despair.”

“You took quite a task upon you to upgrade it,” said Troiano. “What you did with it was a miracle.”

The Dolphin Inn, is located at 5201 Atlantic Ave.

Renovations made to the motel maintain the city’s famous Doo-Wop style of architecture.

“It is with great pride that we commend you,” Troiano said.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 9th Annual Wildwood Spring Bike Rally Cruises into the Wildwoods - Saturday, April 26 & Sunday April 27


Vendors, food, and entertainment will highlight the two-day motorcycle event...
 
PRESS RELEASE

Have you missed the wind on your face, the smell of fresh leather or the rumble of your engine as you travel down the streets, country roads and highways?

It's time to regain your status as "King of the Road."

Take a ride to the Wildwoods and check out the 9th Annual Wildwood Spring Bike Rally taking place Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. It's the perfect way to kick off the bike rally season on your favorite Jersey Shore Island!

This two-day event held at Oak and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood, NJ, grows in popularity year after year. Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 will feature vendors located in two separate locations on Oak Avenue open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Whether you're looking to buy a new bike, parts or accessories for an old one, apparel or souvenirs, you’ll find a vendor selling it here.

The Wildwood Spring Bike Rally is built around bringing people together after a long winter to celebrate motorcycles and friendships. So book your rooms now and come back to the Wildwoods!

For additional information about the Wildwood Spring Bike Rally, please call 609-729-8870 or visit www.WildwoodSpringRally.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.        
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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Wildwoods Host an Eventful Easter Weekend - Saturday, April 19 & Sunday April 20

 
PRESS RELEASE
 
The weather is starting to warm up, and so is the excitement for spring and outdoor Easter fun in the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods are celebrating Easter weekend filled with fun family events Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.

On Saturday, April 19 families can choose from two separate Easter egg hunts – both starting at noon.
 
Children 11 and under can hunt for eggs and gather candy and prizes during the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach in North Wildwood at 19th Avenue.
 
Just a few blocks down on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, children 12 and under can participate in the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt for eggs containing toys by digging in the sand to find them. There will be one “golden egg” which will contain a bigger prize. The rain date for the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 20.

On Easter Sunday, April 20 on the Boardwalk at 23rd Avenue, Ed’s Funcade Easter Egg Hunt in the Hay will take place from noon - 1:30 p.m. Children under 12 can hunt for eggs and the chance to win great prizes.

Also on Easter Sunday, Morey’s Piers hosts its Opening Day Easter Celebration from noon - 5 p.m. This event kicks off the spring season in the Wildwoods and is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.
 
Boardwalk eateries, shops, games and arcades will be open for a full weekend of fun with rides, food, and entertainment – including strolling stilt walkers and jugglers, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny, at the Parent’s Pavilion on Morey’s Mariners Landing Pier. Children 12 and under can also pick an egg for a chance to win great prizes.

Easter weekend is also a great time to ‘scout out’ your summer vacation rental – plenty of great hotel-motel accommodations are still available for your summer stay, so this is the perfect time to solidify your Wildwoods vacation plans for the summer.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.          
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Can't Stop This Feeling!" - The Wildwoods Unveil 2014 Advertising & Marketing Campaign

 
Also new for 2014: An Updated Online Vacation Guide
and DVD Vacation Planning Package

PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwoods 2014 advertising campaign “Can’t Stop This Feeling!” was unveiled by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA).

The 2014 campaign evolved from the 2012/2013 campaign that asked visitors, ‘What do you love about the Wildwoods?’  The previous campaign received overwhelming responses with participants expressing their strong emotional connection and feelings about the Wildwoods.

“People feel so emotionally connected to the Wildwoods. Our new “Can’t Stop This Feeling!” campaign captures those same emotions and nostalgia with new video footage, photography, music and a new twist on the message,” explained John Siciliano, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA). “Whether you love the boardwalk, shopping, restaurants, miles of free beaches or any of the other fun offerings in the Wildwoods, there is an emotional connection unique to the Wildwoods that’s generational."

GWTIDA has set up an exciting contest to give visitors a chance to experience the Wildwoods first-hand. Winners will receive a 3-day, 2-night stay in a Wildwoods hotel/motel of their choice, along with meals and passes to Morey’s Amusement Piers, Splash Zone Waterpark and other exciting attractions.  Everyone can enter for a chance to win one of the two fabulous Wildwoods family vacations online at www.wildwoodsnj.com/win-a-family-vacation.cfm.

The 2014 Wildwoods print ad series displays families joyfully experiencing the beach and making lasting memories in the Wildwoods. New billboards, along with new online radio spots will feature a completely updated version of the Wildwood Days song and follow the theme and format of the television commercials. The new campaign will also be integrated into the Wildwoods’ Social Media plan with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram accounts.

Also new in 2014:  Updated 2014 Online Vacation Guide and Vacation Guide DVD

In 2013, the Wildwoods received over 20,000 Vacation Guide DVD requests and 63,000 people viewed the online version of the Vacation Guide.

The 2014 Vacation Guide to help plan your Wildwoods getaway is now available online and on DVD. The abundance of materials formerly available only by mail in the form of bulky hard-copy catalogs and booklets has been condensed into a single Vacation Guide package offering vacationers an easy and fun vacation planning experience right on their computers, tablets or smartphones. The DVD package can be ordered or immediately viewed online at www.WildwoodsNJ.com/guide.

Users can print pages, ads, coupons and any other information they want from the electronic documents. In addition, all website links for hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, retail establishments and more are live, taking visitors directly to the business’s website for more information.

“The DVD package is a leaner, greener and more user-friendly, streamlined way for everyone to plan their Wildwoods vacation,” said Siciliano. “Less paper and printing is good for the environment, and we think our patrons will also appreciate the simplicity and ease of this new electronic approach to vacation planning.”

The Vacation Guide contains a 4-minute “Welcome to the Wildwoods” video, The Discover the Wildwoods book, Wildwoods Vacation Guide, Wildwoods Visitors Guide, Calendar of Events Brochure, Family Value Coupon Book and Wildwoods Photo Slide Show – all in one convenient DVD package. The Vacation Guide can be accessed at www.WildwoodsNJ.com/guide.

In addition to the new marketing campaign, the Wildwoods continue to promote undeniable value with:
  • FREE family fun and entertainment on our 2 ½ -mile boardwalk packed with shops, food, games, arcades and more than 100 amusement rides and attractions!
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks
  • FREE award-winning, safe, clean beaches, the East Coast’s widest
  • FREE special events, festivals, shows & concerts
  • A wide variety of hotel/motel accommodations and incredible dining & shopping options
For more information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wildwoods Convention Center Named Among Facilities Magazine’s Prime Site Award Winners

 
The Wildwoods Convention Center receives
recognition for its state-of-the-art facilities and services

PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwoods Convention Center has received a major honor from one of the country’s most popular convention magazines – Facilities Magazine – as the venue was named a recipient of the publication’s prestigious ‘Prime Site’ Award. The Convention Center received the same award in 2011.

The venue was selected for its unique location overlooking the sandy-white Wildwoods beaches combined with the facility’s spacious exhibit halls and flexible amenities.

The Prime Site award is given to only the top convention centers that serve the meeting industry. The criteria for the award are marketability, accessibility, quality and customer service. The Wildwoods Convention Center is one of 29 SMG-managed convention centers to receive this award this year.

“The Wildwoods Convention Center is one of the Northeast’s top venues for meetings, conventions, concerts and events – and this accolade helps demonstrate that,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority. “Receiving this award once again is a credit to all of the people who work tirelessly at the convention center to provide the very best service to each and every person that steps foot inside our doors,” he added.

Click here to view Facilities & Destinations SuperBook to see a full list of winners.

Facilities Media Group has been the leading news source for professional planners of conventions, meetings, entertainment and other special events for 25 years. Their top publications, Facilities & Destinations, and Facilities & Event Management have provided insight in the industry with interviews of key industry professionals.

Located within a day’s drive of one-third of America’s population, the Wildwoods Convention Center is a modern, state-of-the-art, 260,000-square-foot venue located directly on the beach in beautiful Wildwood, New Jersey. Situated on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, the Convention Center’s unique blend of flexible space, style and fun make it the Northeast’s top location for meetings, conventions, trade shows, concerts and events.

For more information about the Wildwoods Convention Center, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com/cc or call 800-992-9732.
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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Thursday, March 27, 2014

City of Wildwood Celebrates Greek Independence Day


PRESS RELEASE

The more than 5,000 miles separating the City of Wildwood from Athens, Greece grew a bit closer on March 22 when city officials, clergy, visitors and residents stood in front of Wildwood’s City Hall to hoist the Greek flag in commemoration of Greek Independence Day.

Celebrated throughout the world, Greek Independence Day marks the beginning of the war for Greek independence from Ottoman rule. This year marks the 193rd celebration of the day.

Throughout Greece towns and villages hold flag parades. In keeping with that tradition, a Greek flag was raised outside Wildwood’s City Hall as children of Greek descent held small blue and white flags.

Noting the children in attendance, Dr. Lester Katsanis said, “These kids are true Americans, but they are proud of their Greek heritage.”

Adults and children sang both the anthems of Greece and the United States.

“These children are very fortunate to understand where they came from and what their ancestors did,” said Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano. “It is a great culture. We are very proud of what you bring to this community.”

Troiano and Commissioner Pete Bryon presented a proclamation to the group declaring March 22 as Greek Independence Day in the City of Wildwood.

“I’d like to thank the City of Wildwood for being very supportive of Greek Independence Day and the Greek community,” said former Cape May County Sheriff James Plousis.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Wildwoods’ New Website Earns Prestigious 2014 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) has received a 2014 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award from the New Jersey Travel Industry Association (NJTIA) for its new website design.

The Wildwoods were one of eight recipients of this year’s awards, selected from dozens of entries by a panel of tourism leaders from Maryland, Vermont and Rhode Island. This new judging approach by impartial representatives from out of state adds even more significance to this year’s coveted awards process.

“We are honored to once again be named among the few from our great Garden State to be recognized by the NJTIA for tourism excellence,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for GWTIDA, “and accept this award with even more gratification, knowing that our efforts were viewed as award-worthy by an impartial panel of fellow tourism professionals from out of state.”

In spring 2013, GWITIDA, along with its website design agency, Suasion Communications Group and marketing agency Signature Communications, collaborated to develop a vibrant new website to best represent the Wildwoods, communicate an upbeat and positive message to potential vacationers; while incorporating user-friendly features and cutting edge tools, along with a plethora of information about the Wildwoods.

Since go-live, the website has seen a steady increase in unique visitors from 967,963 during the period June 2012 to January 2013, to 1,087,896 in the same span the following year. There was also an increase in repeat visitors to 475,690 from June 2013 to January 2014 compared to the previous year’s 220,790 repeat visitors.

The Wildwoods' web presence at www.WildwoodsNJ.com offers an improved interface and fresh experience – reflecting the flavor, fun and appeal of the Wildwoods. With its responsive design, the site is visually pleasing on any size screen, tablet or smartphone – and offers new features and more user-friendly updates, making it a unique web experience for visitors. The website was strategically unveiled in May 2013, just prior to Memorial Day Weekend.

The Wildwoods’ new online presence is a perfect personification of the overall family-friendly Wildwoods experience. The website is information-rich, yet easy to navigate, with an electronic vacation planning guide and information on hotel, motel, bed & breakfast and vacation rental accommodations, dining, FREE beaches, entertainment, nightlife, amusements, boardwalk, shops, attractions and more in the Wildwoods.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.       
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About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Our favorite "Throwback" photos are those that capture a moment in time - happy personal memories, with the added bonus of a glimpse of the past.

Wildwood "as it was."

This photo from Stephanie Christine (Instagram: @raven_teach26), circa mid/late 80's, perfectly captures this spirit.

Stephanie's smile personifies the pure and timeless joy of a frolic on the world famous beach.

Meanwhile, in the background, we catch a glimpse (and yet another unique view) of Hunt's Pier.

There's the Ghost Town Shootout, Keystone Kops, Hunt's Horror (Wacky Shack), and the Flyer.

What else do you see?

 

The Wildwood Leader - Vol. 94, No. 9

This week's edition of The Wildwood Leader is now online. Click links below to check out headlines or the cover image to read the entire issue.
 
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