New York Launches New Website Devoted to LGBT Travelers

7.2.2013

By Neal Broverman

Governor Cuomo makes it a focal point of his initiative to increase tourism spending in the Empire State.

"A one-stop tourism portal" is how Governor Andrew Cuomo describes New York's new website for LGBT travelers to his state.

The "I Love NY LGBT" website is the centerpiece of New York's "I Love NY LGBT" initiative, which aims to grown queer travel to not just New York City, but all around the state. The push to reach queer travelers is part of New York's biggest tourism marketing campaign ever — a $60 million effort to attract new visitors.

“As part of our efforts to boost the tourism industry in New York, this pride month, we are launching the 'I Love NY LGBT' website to highlight all of what the state has to offer to the LGBT community,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York State has a tremendous variety of ‘must see’ destinations for all travelers of different interests — whether they are wine connoisseurs, history buffs or outdoor adventurers. The website will be an important tool to help attract visitors, encourage spending in our communities and create jobs in the industry. New York has a proud history of welcoming the LGBT community, and whether you’re planning a weekend trip or a destination wedding, I encourage all to come explore the Empire State.”

The "I Love NY LGBT" website covers culture, food, shopping, family adventures, outdoor fun, nightlife, and includes tips on regional attractions, LGBT events, and a wedding guide for same-sex couples. Check it out here.

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