Never a state to waste an opportunity (see: DOMA, overturned), New York, under our illustrious Governor, has launched a new state website to attract LGBT tourists. No doubt many of them will be making a stop at City Hall. There’s a wedding chapel in that Big Apple.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a new “I Love NY LGBT” website, a one-stop tourism portal into all that New York State has to offer LGBT travelers. The website’s launch comes on the heels of the Governor’s pledge to grow tourism and jobs in New York State, including the launch of a new “I Love NY LGBT” initiative. The niche LGBT tourism segment accounts for approximately $70 billion in tourism spending in the U.S. every year.
The new website provides information and suggestions to help LGBT travelers plan their New York vacations. The campaign is represented by the iconic I LOVE NY logo with a rainbow colored heart.
“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.”