The state’s iconic “I Love New York” is turning rainbow in support of same-sex marriage, saying it is featuringe wedding and honeymoon packages on its website to attract couples to New York. They also have a new logo for the July 24 start of same-sex marriages.
The promotion will tout vacation spots from Niagara Falls, New York City, the Hudson Valley and other getaway spots.
“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 Kenneth Adams, who heads the state Empire State Development Corp. “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.”
The Senate Independent Democratic Conference issued a report in May that estimates the same-sex marriage law would generate $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue and savings over three years.