June 27, 2016 Amtrak Partners with Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) to Host Contest

Vernae Graham

Amtrak Contact

510 238.4360

Amtrak to launch contest inviting LGBTQ couples to enter to win trip on Honeymoon Train

WASHINGTON — To celebrate LGBTQ PRIDE month and show its continued support of the LGBTQ community, Amtrak announced today that it has partnered with the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) to launch a contest for LGBTQ couples.

This contest offers LGBTQ couples a chance to enter to win a trip on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight complete with a complimentary one-night stay at the Seattle Sheraton. The Honeymoon Train features roomette service for two people and travels from Seattle to the San Francisco Bay Area. To enter and view the official contest rules, couples should visit www.TravelGaySeattle.com. This contest runs from June 25, 2016– Sep. 6, 2016, with the winning couple being selected on Sep 14, 2016.

“Amtrak is excited and proud to show its support of the LGBTQ community through this unique partnership with GSBA,” said Darlene Abubakar, Senior Director, National Advertising and Marketing Programs, Amtrak. “Amtrak strives to continually demonstrate its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the Honeymoon Train is just one example of the many consumer promotions we activate throughout the year.”

The GSBA is a vibrant community organization with a mission to foster business development, social action and leadership opportunities within the LGBTQ community.

In addition to this partnership with GSBA, Amtrak is celebrating Pride Month with its support of Festivals in Washington, DC, New York City, Seattle and St. Louis.

For more information, visit www.Amtrak.com or www.YourTrainStory.com

About Amtrak®

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at blog.Amtrak.com, Like us on Facebook.com and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.

About the Greater Seattle Business Association

Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America, with over 1,100 members. GSBA is widely known throughout the Puget Sound region for its work on business development, connecting community through business, advocacy on both civil rights and business and promoting LGBT tourism through its Travel Gay Seattle initiative. GSBA invests in the next generation of leaders by sponsoring a Scholarship Fund which has given out over $2.7 million in scholarships. For more information, visit www.theGSBA.org.