In an effort to attract more repeat regional visitors to New York State, as well as highlight specific regions and attractions, I Love NY, New York States tourism arm, has partnered with EscapeMaker.com, the Northeasts guide to quick local weekend getaways and day trips within 500 miles, to offer exclusive seasonal contests and packages through 2006. (PRWEB) September 15, 2005 — In an effort to attract more repeat regional visitors to New York State, as well as highlight specific regions and attractions, I Love NY, New York States tourism arm, has partnered with EscapeMaker.com, the Northeast’s guide to quick local weekend getaways and day trips within 500 miles. From September 15, 2005 through November 2006, visitors to both ILOVENY.com and www.EscapeMaker.com will be able to enter for various exclusive getaway contests, as well as get more information on special packages from the various tourism regions around New York State. With all that it has to offer, from fall foliage trips to ski adventures, water sports to amusement parks, antique shopping to wine trails, New York State is a very well rounded getaway destination. The 15-month long getaway promotion schedule is as follows: September – October 2005 Finger Lakes Winery Weekends November – December 2005 Adirondacks Ski Getaways December 16 – January 2006 Catskills Ski Adventures February 2006 Hudson Valley Spa Experiences March 2006 Central Leatherstocking Outdoor Adventures April – May 2006 Thousand Islands Spring Getaways June – July 2006 Chautauqua/Allegheny Summer Escapes August – September 2006 Long Island Summer Weekends October – November 2006 Capital Region Holidays Escapes EscapeMaker.coms President, Caylin Sanders, comments “we are very excited to be working with I Love NY — its a perfect partnership. EscapeMaker.com averages over 200,000 visitors per month, all within a 500-mile radius of New York City. Most will travel closer to home for a quick getaway this year and New York State has so much to offer. Plus, with gas prices surging, people are looking for great getaways reachable by mass transit. Besides air and car, there are so many great destinations in New York State accessible by boat, bus and train.” For package info and to enter to win a free weekend getaway, visit: http://www.EscapeMaker.com.