Video, Web site promote state

TRENTON -- Travel agents and other professionals have a new marketing tool to help sell New Jersey: a promotional video available in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. In addition to the video, the state has a new Web site to attract visitors.

The promotional video has an introduction by New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman saying the state is a "wonderland of hidden treasures." That is followed by several minutes of scenic aerial footage. Also included in the video are scenes from Victorian Cape May and the state's wetlands.

The video can be obtained through the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission by calling (609) 777-0885.

The new Web site, www.visitnj.org includes components such as Hot Tickets, a listing of outstanding events each month; Life's a Beach, a listing of New Jersey's beaches; Perfect Places, a listing of the state's top 10 attractions and links to their sites, and a virtual tour of Barnegat Lighthouse.

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