Greater Newark Area
The Greater Newark region is a happening place for just a fraction of the price of New York City! Visit Newark, the Garden State’s largest metropolis, just 8 short miles from Manhattan, where you’ll find Big Apple-style action in smaller more intimate bites. From America’s first and oldest public park to one of the country’s largest performing arts venues, to the state’s biggest museum, to the continent’s 5th largest cathedral; pro sports, fine arts, urban retail, and outdoor adventure, it's all happening here. Shop till you drop at the largest premium outlet mall in the state.
Newark isn't just a happening place. It's also a place for higher education where many colleges and universities call Newark home. As a result, there are a ton of college students in and around town. Reinvigorate yourself with a performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Consider us your test prep, and get cracking on all that's happening.
Live. Learn. Love. Shop. Rock. Sports. Arts. Eats. Events. Adventure.
The greater Newark region offers a front-row seat and easy access to all that’s happening!
Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau is charged with promoting and marketing the assets of the region, increasing the overall length of stay at area hotels, increase per capita spending in the tourism sector, as well as attracting new events, meetings, and conferences to the region. We drive economic growth through tourism.
The Nitty Gritty:
GNCVB is a stand-alone 501 (C) 6 corporation, and the first DMO in the state of New Jersey to become a Tourism Improvement District (TID). This designation allows the GNCVB the ability, through a city ordinance, to charge a 1.5% assessment on all overnight stays to Newark. City Hall collects the assessments from area hotels, which is turned over to the GNCVB on a quarterly basis. The resources collected provide the GNCVB with the necessary funding to market the region globally as a premier tourist destination.
Newark Housing Authority
United Airlines Government and Corporate Affairs, Director
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), VP of Marketing
Board of Directors
Councilwoman LaMonica McIver
City of Newark, Central Ward Councilwoman
Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Director of Communications
Hampton Inn - Newark Airport, General Manager
Mayor's Community Representative
The Mills at Jersey Gardens (Retail Attractions), Director
Newark Regional Business Partnership
Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown, General Manager
Rutgers University - Newark, Director of Communications and Marketing
Home2Suites, General Manager
Mayor's Designee / City of Newark
Teachers Village / RBH Group, VP of Partnership & External Affairs
NJIT, Chief External Affairs Officer
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, General Manager
Marriott Courtyard Newark Liberty Airport, General Manager
TRYP Wyndham, Director
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Sports Properties and Special Events, VP
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
Mayor's City Representative
Invest Newark, President and CEO