Feb 2, 2015

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MIAMI, FL – (February 2, 2015) – It’s with a full heart that The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launches its fifth Miami Romance Month (February 1 – 28) this Valentine’s season. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Miami, Romance Month gives visitors and locals with amour on their mind the opportunity to take advantage of an unprecedented amount of deals, events and promotions. From planning first dates to saying “I do’s,” the GMCVB’s dedicated website,, provides a comprehensive guide to the destination and calendar of events to make organizing easier and more affordable. 

This month’s line-up of romantic offerings includes:

Date Night with Top Talent:
Kicking off Miami Romance Month, the GMCVB and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County have partnered with Y100 radio to give away tickets to shows all month long. Tune in and register at for the opportunity to see performances by The Piano Guys, Newsie’s, Tony Bennett, Les Ballet Trochadero and Contra Tiempo.
Marry Me in Miami:
Celebrating love and equality, now that the ban on same-sex couple marriage is lifted in the state of Florida, the GMCVB and The Biltmore Hotel are awarding a wedding package to one lucky couple. Beginning February 2, the Visit Miami LGBT Facebook page will host a Marry Me in Miami contest.  Couples ready to tie the knot can simply click on the Marry Me in Miami Contest tab and enter to win a wedding to take place on Labor Day Weekend. Couples who submit a photo along with a short story of why they deserve this 80 person wedding package will be entered to win!  

Calling all Couples:
The GMCVB and The Conrad Miami Hotel are running a sweepstakes where one deserving duo will win a most romantic vacation to Greater Miami and The Beaches including roundtrip airfare, a four day/three night stay at Conrad Miami, dinner at Atrio restaurant, a couple’s massage and more. From February 2 – 27, 2015 enter to win at Visit Miami’s Facebook page -  

Calling all Brides and Grooms to Be:
Once again, the annual It’s So Miami Wedding Showcase (hosted at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 24, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.), 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 the MSC Divina departing from PortMiami. Registration is available at

“As our overall visitor numbers continue to increase, we’re seeing more couples make their way to Greater Miami and The Beaches for romance inspired milestones. From a couple’s first trip to engagement proposals, weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries, our tropical cosmopolitan destination sets the ideal backdrop,” says GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “And, as the destination experiences tremendous growth boasting more world class hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions, new and heritage neighborhoods, there is something that caters to everyone’s individual tastes. As much of the country cools off this time of year, things here really heat up during Miami Romance Month.” 

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

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, Miami Live Month and Miami Heritage Month. For more information on the Temptations programs please visit


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    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 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 To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at,, and    

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