Virginia has launched a new ad campaign geared towards LGBT tourists. Virginia Tourism Corp. recently revealed its new LGBT travel website in an effort to bring more gay travelers to the state.
The website’s tagline is a play on words from the Commonwealth’s old motto: Virginia is for lovers. The LGBT site boasts: Virginia is for all lovers. There you can find a host of gay friendly restaurants, hotels, stores, wineries, and attractions. There’s even an online store where you can buy hats and shirts with the new gay friendly logo.
“Virginia is proud to be an open and welcoming destination for every visitor attracted by our scenic mountains and beaches, as well as our world-renowned restaurants, wineries and breweries,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “I am pleased the Virginia Tourism Corporation has created this landing page to connect travelers with inclusive, LGBT-friendly establishments across the Commonwealth. Virginia is truly for lovers, and we hope you have an unforgettable experience visiting the greatest state in the greatest nation on Earth!”
The website home page also shares resources for LGBT couples who want to get married in Virginia or plan to honeymoon in the state. For same-sex parents, family-friendly destinations and recommendations are readily available as well.
“A vacation in Virginia is all about doing the things you love to do with the ones that you love, and we are thrilled to offer this new resource for the LGBT community, their friends, and their families, to help them plan the perfect vacation in Virginia,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Travelers to Virginia can experience our legendary historic attractions, more than 280 wineries and 160 craft breweries, outdoor recreation, amazing dining scene, the arts, beautiful beaches, and so much more. We look forward to welcoming all travelers to the Commonwealth to discover for themselves why Virginia is for Lovers.”