COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE GETS TOP TOURISM AWARD

40 years of honoring the Canadian tourist.  That’s what earned the Cape May County Department of Tourism’s “Excellent in Tourism” award during last week’s state travel and tourism convention in Atlantic City.  Coastal Broadcasting was the first to report about the honor presented to the county’s tourism department for its extensive marketing efforts for the Canadian visitor.  According to Vantage Strategy, the county’s tourism expenditures are up 5.4 percent from 2008, contributing $5.27 billion to the state’s economy.