Casino gaming pumps New Jersey tourism revenues in '04

TRENTON, N.J. -- Tourism revenues in New Jersey grew by $2 billion in 2004, to $32 billion, according to Secretary of Commerce Virginia Bauer.

The growth was driven by increases in overnight leisure travel, which grew 9.5%, according to a survey conducted for the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism by the consulting firm Global Insight.

The top activity, according to the survey, was casino gaming, which drove 42% of the visits.

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