HC Press

HC Tourism: Press Collaborations


Throughout each year, the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism requests Hudson County’s participation in the state’s Familiarization Tours program to bring media and journalists from Germany, Canada, Ireland, and the UK to various locations across New Jersey. Familiarization Tours, also known as FAM Tours, bring journalists here so they can experience our hotels, attractions, events and restaurants first-hand.

During the Fam Tours, these journalists write articles, post blogs, social media campaigns, and conduct TV and radio travel programs. It is through these posts, programs, and articles that they promote New Jersey, and the specific locations they visit while here, in their home destination, be it Canada or Europe.

While visiting us, these media people need lodging, food, transportation, and support in crafting their itinerary. Many of our Hudson County hotels, attractions and restaurants graciously assist in providing these needs and are subsequently highlighted by the writer in their articles. These collaborations have led to countless promotional articles in both domestic and international press, many of which are well known media outlets such as, Travel and Leisure, Lonely Planet, Money.com, NY Post, and Food and Wine. This exposure is good for our county partners and is a positive way to reach the global traveler directly. Below, you can find examples of some of the amazing press coverage that we’ve received as a result of the recent FAM tours.

Domestic Press


Jersey’s Best

Live like a local: An insider’s guide to eating, playing and relaxing in the Garden State 


Lonely Planet

These 8 New Jersey Destinations are Worth Traveling for

Saving money is easy with these 15 free things to do in New Jersey



The show must (sometimes) go on 


Connecticut Magazine

Cape May, New Jersey: The “Jewel of the Jersey Shore” is a perfect getaway for couples and families 



Explore N.J.: Discover the travel gems tucked away from corner to corner



8 Surprising New Jersey Getaways 


Pure Wow

The 10 Best Commuter Towns in New Jersey 


Travel and Leisure

One of Paris’s Most Iconis Museums I Opening Its First North American Location in an unexpected U.S City 


NY Post

Best season ever: 25 things to do this summer in NYC


Travel and Leisure

The Country’s Biggest Weekly Open-air Food Market Will Debut in New Jersey This Month



The North East New Jersey: Gateway to America: Scenic, historic, cultural, urban 



The 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. |2022-2023


Food and Wine

New Jersey Now Has a Pizza Trail: Here Are the Stops



The Underrated States of America: The 90’s called and it wants it’s New Jersey jokes back.


NJ Monthly

The New Jersey Monthly’s Book of Records 


Wall Street Journal
Facebook, Hotels, Even New Jersey? How People Are Coping With New York City’s Airbnb Crackdown


Bill on the Road- Rediscovering America

Staying in New Jersey to visit New York City?


Travel Lemming

50 Best Places to Travel in 2024

American Dream

Explore Mural Arts

It's time to visit Hudson County

See what we see

Hackensack Riverkeeper

Skyway Golf Course

Skyway Golf Course

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