SOURCE: Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

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October 07, 2010 11:08 ET

Experience Autumn on the Island

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - The Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (LICVB) announced the redesign of the region's official travel and tourism site,, with the launch of their Autumn on the Island campaign featured on their site and on Facebook at

Discover Long Island

The new Discover Long Island site encourages exploration through inviting images and a user-friendly navigation and design concept.

"The new site is loaded with rich content to give visitors to the site a better sense and feel for all that Long Island has to offer," said Moke McGowan, president, LICVB. "One menu choice offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history and culture that has made Long Island famous. From George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt -- Walt Whitman to Jackson Pollack and many more -- visitors get an intimate glimpse into the people, places and activities that have made Long Island a world-renowned destination."

Site visitors are encouraged to request a free Travel Guide, sign up for e-specials, get coupons, view and print interactive maps, book rooms, peruse Long Island events and getaway packages and much more. The site incorporates the latest tools and technology to make it faster and easier to plan a visit to Long Island.

The site also features links to Long Island's social media sites on Facebook (165,000 fans), Twitter, TripAdvisor and YouTube, enabling visitors to engage through social media, e-newsletters or the website. Come explore and enjoy the fun things to do on Long Island.

The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination's travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. For more information about Long Island, please contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 1-877-386-6654 or visit