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NewsNew York CityUnited States • 2014-12-04



Check out the myriad of New York vacation experiences, perfectly packaged for everyone on

your holiday shopping list from “Thrill Seeker” and “Nature Lover” to “Superwoman”

ALBANY, NY (December 4, 2014) – Looking for out-of-the-ordinary gift ideas? Increasingly, it’s memories more than material things that matter. In fact, more than two thirds (72%) of respondents to “The Life Twist Study,” an independent report about Americans’ attitudes and values commissioned by American Express, said they would rather spend money on experiences than things. So this holiday season, savvy shoppers may want to forego the gift cards and give the gift of a tailor-made New York State travel experience.

​\"The new I LOVE NEW YORK Gift Guide is the perfect way to match all of the great things to see and do in New York State to everyone on your holiday shopping list,” said Gavin Landry, Empire State Development Division of Tourism Executive Director . “New York State has so many world-class experiences including high-adrenaline ski trips, relaxing spa days, visits to stunning state parks, and tickets to unique museums, sports events and cultural attractions. Unlike gifts that may go out of style or wear out, the memories of these experiences only get better with time.”

These creatively curated, easily searchable packages are ready-to-gift and range from single activities to multi-day getaways, each perfectly suited to the recipient’s passion and come in a wide variety of price points designed to fit any budget. The activities span the State\'s 11 vacation regions and each special interest experience is featured in various New York locations, making them accessible to residents and visitors all around the state. The guide allows shoppers to browse travel gift ideas based on various interests, including “The Nature Lover,” “The Thrill-Seeker,” “The Superwoman,” “The Whole Gang,” “Been There Done That,” “The Food & Wine Connoisseur,” “The History Buff,” “The Instagrammer,” “The Romantic” and “The Film & TV Junkie.”

The gift guide can be viewed on I LOVE NEW YORK’s newly launched Tumblr page at Gift guide items can also be viewed on I LOVE NEW YORK’s official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Visitors to the guide will be encouraged to add New York State travel experiences to their holiday wish lists and share with friends on social media using #ILoveNYGiftGuide.

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