Business holds its course in Atlantic City in January

    Business in January held its course thanks, in part, to warmer than normal weather this winter and an improving economy, according to the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.

    The convention and visitors bureau announced Friday that some key business indicators point to a continuing upward trend that include visitors at the city’s information centers and activity on its official tourism website.

    “Atlantic City appears to be on solid footing,” Jeff Vasser, president of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority said in a statement.

    Vasser pointed to new additions and renovations to the area, including the opening of Revel, as a boost towards gaining “market strength.”

    Overall, the authority says its website visits increased by 30 percent over January of last year.

    Traffic on the Atlantic City Expressway also showed an increase, with 1,540,882 cars passing through the Pleasantville toll plaza, an increase of 7.6 percent over last January.

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