NEW YORK, September 19, 2008 - I LOVE NEW YORK (www.iloveny.com), New York State’s tourism promotion agency, has partnered with more than 100 lodging properties across the entire Empire State to offer Fall Getaway Packages starting at $89 per night and more than 20 gas-related incentives. Consumers feeling the pinch of current economic times will find value-minded vacation packages making it possible for anyone in need of a break to get away in
Value packages and driving tours will focus on the themes of “Enlighten, Harvest, and Explore,” designed to highlight the rich culture and historic attractions throughout the State, emphasize the State’s culinary offerings from farm-fresh meals to award-winning wines, and discover the wealth of the State’s outdoor recreational offerings.
“Travel and tourism continue to be driving forces for economic growth in
Travelers can visit www.iloveny.com/fall to discover driving tours that highlight routes with things to see and do along the way including listings of scenic vistas compiled for premium leaf-peeping opportunities. Those planning a trip to
According to Thomas Ranese, chief marketing officer of I LOVE
Vacationers can choose from a range of offerings, including rustic cabins, Victorian bed and breakfasts, world-class hotels and family lodges. Many properties are also offering packages with local attractions and dining values.
Dan Murphy, president of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, said, “Gas prices were at their worst during the summer, visitation to New York State was still strong during those months, confirming our expectations that the economy has forced people to reevaluate their travel choices and consider New York State as a vacation destination. With gas prices beginning to decline, we’re confident that the fall travel season will continue to bring more visitors to
A sampling of an $89 value package as well as “Enlighten, Harvest, and Explore” package offerings are listed below:
The Lake Placid Summit Hotel
A standard deluxe room costs just $89.00 per night per room, based on double occupancy. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast each day of their stay. The hotel has an indoor heated pool facility, and offers guests a $20.00 gas incentive card upon check out. Package available Sunday-Thursday nights and requires a two night minimum stay.
A full-service luxury hotel situated in the heart of downtown
Harmony Hill Retreat - Feast & Forest: A Farm to Table Culinary Experience
This package includes two nights lodging, dinner reservations for Saturday evening at Fable for two, continental breakfast and two complimentary passes to
Red Coach Inn – Self-Guided Journey to Discovery Package
This Self-Guided Journey to Discovery Package includes two night lodging at the historic Red Coach Inn, a boutique hotel overlooking the spectacular upper rapids, just 1500 feet from the American Falls, two Niagara Falls State Park Discovery Passes, a $50 gift certificate to dinner at the Red Coach Inn and a split of champagne are included. Rates range from $432 - $662. Offer expires
Please note that specific terms and conditions, booking requirements and restricted dates apply for each discount. To book one of these or any other fall promotional package, visit www.iloveny.com/fall.
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