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August 12, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

I LOVE NY is on the move, literally, and savvy New Yorkers and visitors can tap into contests and pick up the latest brochures, destination guides and information about fun things to do around the Empire State. 

The new traveling, interactive I LOVE NY POD, which opens into a full-scale information booth, will be moving from event to event across the state.

The I LOVE NY POD launched at the Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Festival (, which features family-friendly activities, nightly events and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup competitions.  The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has returned to Windham this unnamed (1)year with the world’s best professional mountain bikers from 35 countries and six continents competing in this premier event on its only stop in the United States.

Those who stop by the I LOVE NY POD will be invited to pick up travel guides and other information highlighting the Empire State.  Additionally, the POD is also hosting New York trivia contests with promotional giveaway prizes.

The ILNY POD is getting its full exposure around the state with the next stop, Saturday, August 9th at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown (, featuring headliner Jay Leno. Festival goers can experience the ILNY POD among area tours offered, comedy workshops and a roster of additional comedians such as Lucie Arnaz, Tom Cotter and Caroline Rhea.

“The I LOVE NY POD offers an enticing way for event attendees to learn more about New York State travel options,” said Gavin Landry, Executive Director of Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Tourism/ I LOVE NEW YORK.  “It features striking images of the state’s iconic attractions, serving as a traveling billboard. Trivia contests for giveaways will further engage people with the I LOVE NEW YORK brand and the state’s diverse travel opportunities.”

The preliminary schedule for the I LOVE NY traveling interactive information POD includes the following events:

August 7-8:  Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Festival
August 9:  Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
August 15 – 17: 45th Anniversary of Woodstock
August 21 -23: Bassmaster: Bassmaster Elite Series on Cayuga Lake
August 24 – 31: Hampton Classic Horse Show
September18 – 21:  Adirondack Balloon Festival

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