Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort & GayHawaiiWedding.com Launch ‘Marriage is for Everyone, Say I Do, On Maui’ Campaign
Promotional Video Targets Same-Sex Destination Weddings
On November 13, 2013, the Great State of Hawaii made history with Governor Neil Abercrombie’s stroke of the pen on a bill making same sex marriage legal in Hawaii. Two local businesses on Maui catering to the LGBT community have jointly produced an incredible video promoting Maui as a Same-Sex Wedding and Honeymoon Destination.
The ‘Marriage is for Everyone, Say I Do On Maui’ video
Since the passage of the law in mid-November, the two Maui businesses, catering to the LGBT community, have collectively arranged over 50 same sex couples to wed with over 85% of them from out of state. The Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort and GayHawaiiWedding.com have had a partnership since late 2011 when Civil Unions were legalized in Hawaii. ‘With Maui being a top US destination for weddings amongst opposite sex couples, the passage of the marriage equality law will prove for Maui to also be a preferred destination for same sex couples’ said Frank Miholer and Kevin Rebelo, owners of GayHawaiiWeding.com. ‘Hence the collaboration to produce the video entitled ‘Marriage is for Everyone, Say I Do On Maui’, said Chuck Spence, Owner of the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort.
The video promotion was produced by Adi Ell-ad, owner of Adiwood Studios and features two local Maui couples. Deborah Vial and Caron Barrett of the Deborah Vial Band and Kevin Kirn and Brad Edwards, owners of Hawaiian Style Adventures are the two couples as the featured couples in the video. The video also features Llevellyn Lightsey, owner of LightSea Images Photography and Kevin Rebelo, principal of GayHawaiiWedding.com.
The promotional video will be featured on many websites of online travel and wedding magazines and agencies catering to the LGBT community. Reel Gay TV, a company broadcasting in many gay bars and clubs across the US and Canada has also agreed to run the video in its story about Maui and the recent Maui Pride Weekend.
About the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort (http://www.mauisunseeker.com)
Located on the sunny shore of Kihei-Maui-Hawaii, the boutique resort currently has 26 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Chuck Spence has owned the resort since 2008. Michael Waddell is the General Manager.
An adults-only property, the Maui Sunseeker welcomes all, but caters to the LGBT clientele. The demographic is about 50% gay men, 35% lesbian and 15% very cool straight, transgender and bisexual people. The resort focuses on providing the finest guest relations and service along with a lot of free amenities and never a resort fee. The entire staff is trained to focus the guest on experiencing all of Maui’s beauty and fun. The strategy is obviously working, as the resort boasts an unprecedented 40%+ repeat guest ratio and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for three consecutive years. Only 10 percent of Trip Advisors reviewed properties are awarded this august honor.
Chuck Spence, Owner, Maui Sunseeker
Michael Waddell, General Manager, Maui Sunseeker
About GayHawaiiWedding.com (http://www.gayhawaiiwedding.com)
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