Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rosadelphia

The city tourism board's gay-and-lesbian-friendly marketing campaign has reeled in a whopper: Rosie O'Donnell's travel company has picked Philadelphia for its first weekend getaway in a U.S. metropolis.

Rosadelphia

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RosieThe city tourism board's gay-and-lesbian-friendly marketing campaign has reeled in a whopper: Rosie O'Donnell's travel company has picked Philadelphia for its first weekend getaway in a U.S. metropolis.

The R Family Philly Weekend is set for March 10th-11th. The package includes lodging at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, lunch at the National Constitutional Center, a 50's-themed bowling party and Broadway-style brunch.

Special guests are to include George Washington, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross, according to the release. The city appears to be pulling out all the stops.

R Family Vacations has made a name for its gay-and-lesbian family sea cruises. Co-founder Kelli O'Donnell (pictured with Rosie) said in the release, "A trip to Philadelphia is a great way to inspire your family to affect the future by learning the historical significant of our Constitution."

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation began advertising for gay and lesbian travelers in 2003, when it launched its "Philadelphia - Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay" campaign.

Who knows, maybe Rosie will bring Brittney,

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