I Love NY campaign embraces gay marriage

Kicking-off the official countdown to same-sex marriage – 7.24.11 – I LOVE NEW YORK launched its “Save the Date” campaign today, featuring online wedding and honeymoon packages designed to unite couples and businesses and establish New York as a premier destination location for same-sex weddings.By visiting www.ILOVENY.com, couples looking to plan their dream wedding in New York State will wedding packages for same-sex couples in some of the most world-renowned travel destinations – from Niagara Falls to New York Cityhave an array of world-renowned travel destinations to select – from Niagara Falls to Long Island – and inspiring wedding packages across all seasons. Additionally, in celebration of same-sex marriage, the trademarked I LOVE NEW YORK logo, which has become an iconic symbol to promote New York State as a top getaway destination, has gone rainbow.“Every sector of the New York’s travel and tourism industry will immediately benefit from the economic opportunities created by same-sex marriage. Our ‘Save the Date’ campaign will bring together couples and businesses to establish New York as a premier destination for same-sex weddings,” said ESD President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams. “Starting July 24th, on the strength of its incredible travel destinations and the progressive leadership of Governor Cuomo, New York will be well positioned to compete with neighboring states for critical tourism dollars to boost our economy.” Visitors to the site can find wedding and honeymoon destination packages centered around all New York State offers—from landmarks such as Niagara Falls to the wine trails of Hudson Valley to the pristine beaches of Long Island, and much more..

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