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Greater Miami and The Beaches Launches Summer Vacation Deals

MIAMI, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There was dancing, singing, tears of joy, tweeting and a whole lot of celebrating yesterday, as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) took to the streets of New York City to launch its new summer deals (  The GMCVB planted an It's So Miami Vending Machine in the middle of Times Square which had consumers lined up to press their luck for chances to win It's So Miami prizes.  Some walked away with summer vacation amenities like sunglasses, T-shirts and flip flops, while others won unbelievably enticing trips to the destination. 

It's Not Too Late to Win an It's So Miami Vacation!
Those who missed the It's So Miami Vending Machine can still get in on the fun by checking out the video highlights at  All the festivities were captured and consumers can visit Greater Miami and The Beaches social media channels (, for a chance to view the It's So Miami Vending Machine video and enter to win a trip to the destination.  Those who share the video on their social media channels using hash tag #SoMiami will be entered to win roundtrip air and a stay at the Sagamore Hotel, one of the most decadent oceanfront luxury South Beach Hotels and a cultural centerpiece in Miami Beach. 

It's So Miami… in Times Square
Engaging consumers in the destination's number one feeder market, the It's So Miami Vending Machine provided something to everyone!  And, every hour the machine opened up and special 'Miami Experiences' came to life.  Each Miami experience ended with a lucky consumer winning a trip for two to the destination: 

  • A Pitbull look alike handed out a stay at The National Hotel along with his new cologne
  • Bikini-clad models served up cocofrios on a silver tray with a trip to Sense Beach House
  • Miami's diverse heritage was on display when Samba dancers performed and ended their routine with a winner receiving a pre-or-post cruise stay at The Viceroy Hotel plus a sailing on the new Miami-themed Norwegian Getaway ship (Norwegian Cruise Lines)

Celebrity DJs from Clear Channel radio stations were also there to greet fans.  DJ Prostyle spun tunes and handed over a trip to the W Hotel South Beach to one lucky winner while DJ Cindy Vero gave away tickets to KTUphoria.  DJs Greg T, Carla Marie and Angela Lee also hyped up the crowd and pressed their luck at the It's So Miami Vending Machine.  

"We're celebrating another banner year of record-breaking tourism proving that Greater Miami and The Beaches has transitioned from a warm winter getaway to a popular year-round destination," said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. "Summer is an ideal time to come visit, especially with the new offers we have launched.  In addition to our pristine beaches and electric nightlife, this year's Miami Soccer Summer is another attractive incentive adding to the highly anticipated Miami Spice and Miami Spa Months on the horizon for summer enjoyment. These programs and more encourage visitors to make the most of their time in our destination."

Ready to Book?
From boutique properties by the beach to full service business hotels downtown, those wanting to take advantage of all Greater Miami and The Beaches has to offer this summer can head to the GMCVB's dedicated website for the best summer offers As new packages and promotions are launched, the website will be updated in real time.

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 Greater Miami and The Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at,, and  

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, Florida 33131 USA
305/539-3084, Fax 305/539-2911


Media Relations at 305-539-3084 or

Karen Bacellar at 212-445-8338


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