ROMANCE IS HEATING UP IN GREATER MIAMI AND THE BEACHES

Feb 1, 2014

Contact: Media Relations, 305-539-3084, 800-955-3646 (U.S./Canada) or Caroline Foster, Current PR, 212-445-8389


The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is celebrating its fourth Miami Romance Month, sponsored by MasterCard’s Priceless Miami program. Cupid’s arrow has moved Miami Romance Month from June to the month of February this year offering visitors and locals value added deals to inspire romantic getaways and activities.  Dedicated website, www.MiamiRomanceMonth.com, provides a comprehensive guide to the destination and calendar of events to reference for couples’ and groups’ planning a little lovin’.


From cruise giveaways to promotional performances and events, save the date for:

Love Song Serenades at Brickell:

Officially kicking off Miami Romance Month on Thursday, January 30, 2014, local singer and pianist Brendan O’Hara will surprise Mary Brickell Village diners with romantic love song serenades featuring tunes from one of Broadway’s most celebrated and Tony Award winning plays, “Once.”  The traveling show will come to Miami (February 4 – 9) at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.  During the event, those who snap a romantic photo and share it on Instagram using #MiamiRomance and #OnceMusical will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to “Once” on February 4th at the Arsht Center.

Love Sets Sail:

From February 1, the Visit Miami Facebook page www.facebook.com/visitmiami will host a ‘Miami Romance Month Norwegian Getaway Giveaway’ giving fans the chance to enter to win a seven-day cruise for two aboard Miami’s Ultimate Ship ™, Norwegian Getaway, and a two-night stay in Miami pre-or-post cruise. Simply click on the Cruise Contest tab and enter to win!

Wedding Inspiration for Brides and Grooms to Be:

What has now become an annual Miami Romance Month event, the It’s So Miami Wedding Showcase (hosted at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 4 from 5:30-8:30pm), will be an informative and fun-filled evening for couples considering a destination wedding. From delicious sweets and savory samples, to top tips from premier local wedding planners, designers, florists and caterers, having a wedding in Greater Miami could go from dream to reality. Attendees will also have the chance to win a cruise for two on Norwegian Getaway.

“Recently recognized as one of the top three most romantic cities in America by Amazon.com, Greater Miami and the Beaches continues to solidify itself as a leading destination to fall in love and celebrate romantic milestones – engagements, commitment ceremonies and weddings, anniversaries, honeymoons, you name it!” said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME.  “As we welcome more visitors each year, we’ve seen our Temptations Program thrive and Miami Romance Month is one people thoroughly enjoy and take advantage of.”

Romantic Tempting Options for 2014 Trips to Greater Miami and Beaches…

Miami Romance Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Full details for Miami Romance Month can be found at www.MiamiRomanceMonth.com.

Other programs include Miami Cruise Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Sports Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Attractions Month, and Miami Live Month.  For more information on the Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.  

About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities — such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances — easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility.  Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.  Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway - the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, on January 10, 2014.  For more information, visit www.ncl.com.

About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.