Greater Newark Area
The Greater Newark region is a happening place (for a fraction of the price of New York City). Visit Newark, the Garden State’s largest metropolis, just 8 short miles from Manhattan. 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, the state’s biggest museum to the continent’s 5th largest cathedral: pro sports, fine arts, urban retail and outdoor adventure, its 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 and there are many colleges and universities that call Newark home. As a result there are a ton of college students in and around town. Make some friends, join a hackathon, or head out on a bar crawl...there's a ton to do when you're not hitting the books. Aced an exam? Celebrations get wild at the Rock. Tired of studying...reinvigorate yourself with a performance at NJPAC. 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 Conventions and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s 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 with 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 premiere tourist destination.
City of East Orange, Economic Development Manager
Chip Hallock, President & CEO
Newark Regional Business Partnership
NJIT, Chief External Affairs Officer
Hanini Group / Hotel Indigo, Owner
Board of Directors
Councilwoman LaMonica McIver
City of Newark, Central Ward Councilwoman
Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Director of Communications
Teachers Village / RBH Group, VP of Partnership & External Affairs
Best Western Robert Treat Hotel & Wyndham by Tryp Newark, Director of Sales
Marriott Courtyard Newark Liberty Airport, General Manager
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
URW/EWR Airport, General Manager
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, Area Sales Leader
Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown, General Manager
Newark Arts, Executive Director
Prudential Center / New Jersey Devils / GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, Director of Entertainment Booking
Rutgers University - Newark, Director of Communications and Marketing
United Airlines, Director or Corporate Affairs
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), VP of Marketing
Audible, Community Engagement
Newark Museum, Director & CEO
Newark Airport Marriott, General Manager
Mayor's Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism, Executive Director
Holiday Inn Newark Airport, General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station
NCEDC, President & CEO