About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development AuthorityGWTIDA was formed in July 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of the three creating municipalities. The umbrella organization of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the City of Wildwood, and the City of North Wildwood, GWTIDA advertises and promotes the island as a family vacation destination.
GWTIDA serves as the operations and marketing arm of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), the owner of the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Along with operating the Wildwoods Convention Center, GWTIDA also acts as the island’s destination management organization overseeing the integrated process of product development, research and planning, marketing, advertising, promotions, and public relations.
Additionally, GWTIDA funds and assists special events within the island to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourist season. The Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Fireworks, Pirates Weekend, Classic Car Shows, International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament are just a few of the over 160 events we host each year.