Who We Are
The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization is a non-profit marketing organization which supports the tourism initiative for the City of Elizabeth.
Since inception in 2015, the Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization [EDMO], along with the City of Elizabeth and numerous partnerships have been recognized with several awards and accolades. It is due to the support and collaborative efforts of local area hotels, multiple historical entities, dining establishments, and the City of Elizabeth that EDMO has been afforded the opportunity to place Elizabeth, NJ on the map for tourism as New Jersey’s Newest Tourist Destination.
2021 Best of the Best
The Nightlife venue here in Elizabeth, NJ, Barcode, was recognized as one of the 2021 ABA (American Bus Association) Best of the Best. With a special feature in Destinations Magazine, the official…
2020 Best of the Best
During the pandemic, we recognized our very own Liberty Hall Museum and nominated them for a 2020 ABA (American Bus Association) Best of the Best tourism industry award and they won! With…
2021 The Stella Awards
We’re a #StellaAwards2021 winner and among the best of the best! To view all Stella Award winners, click here. In addition, all Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special…
Excellence Award 2016 — Digital Outreach
The 2016 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award for Digital Outreach was awarded to EDMO and the City of Elizabeth for accomplishments in digital outreach of leading innovative technological marketing efforts to drive tourism.
Excellence Award 2017 — Partnerships
The 2017 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award for Partnerships was awarded to EDMO and the City of Elizabeth for accomplishments in creating and organizing partnerships within the city to enhance tourism for…
2016 Top 5 Finalist, National Emerging Destination
Elizabeth, NJ was voted a top 5 finalist for National Emerging Destinations by the readers of Groups Today Magazine.
Top 10 Destination for Mid-Sized Meetings Spaces
Elizabeth, NJ was voted a top 10 finalist for Mid-sized Meeting Spaces on the North East by the Successful Meetings Magazine.
Finalist, Top Emerging Destination of 2018
Elizabeth, NJ was voted a top finalist for National Emerging Destinations by the readers of Groups Today Magazine.
2018 Best of the Best, Shopping: The Mills at Jersey Gardens
SIMON: The Mills at Jersey Gardens, in Elizabeth, NJ was voted Best of the Best for Shopping Experiences in Destinations Magazine, the Official Publication of the American Bus Association.
"Our City" with Mayor Bollwage
We had the honor of being a guest on Mayor Bollwage’s television show, Our City. In this 30 minute program, we were interviewed by Mayor Chris Bollwage about what the Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization [EDMO] is, what our goals are, how we are rebranding our wonderful city of Elizabeth and a couple of fun surprises that are coming to the city of Elizabeth! View the videos below.