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Discover Long Island Redefines Destination Trip Planning With Utrip’s Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Platform

Utrip’s technology allows Long Island hotels, attractions and other brands to offer their customers a more personalized experience.

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Long Island, NY - August 21, 2017 - Discover Long Island has teamed up with travel planning platform, Utrip, which empowers travelers to create personalized itineraries based on their own unique preferences, budget and geography. By combining artificial intelligence and human experience, Utrip’s technology allows Long Island hotels, attractions and other brands to offer their customers a more personalized experience.
“Discover Long Island is committed to being on the forefront of technological advancements to better serve our visitors and stakeholders,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO of Discover Long Island. “Utrip’s innovative platform allows travelers to discover the diversity and breadth of our destination through the click of a button with efficiency and ease. Long Island has a vast array of offerings available to visitors year-round and now we are able to curate itineraries with insider knowledge to provide a unique and engaging experience.”
Discover Long Island’s Utrip platform recommends relevant activities to the right visitors pulling from a unique library of content that has been personalized by our Local Experts. Sharing their insider knowledge and favorite spots to eat, drink and play on Long Island our Local Expert’s range from winemakers to historical experts, allowing visitors a true insider experience when they come to our destination.
“Working with Discover Long Island furthers our mission of empowering travelers to explore incredible destinations,” said Gilad Berenstein, CEO and Founder of Utrip. “We’re excited to continue on this journey with Discover Long Island and to deliver an unforgettable trip planning experience to even more travelers.”
This partnership comes on the heels of Discover Long Island’s recent website redesign unveiling enhanced site architecture, imagery, navigation and performance. The new design is modern, clean and fluid and allows for a more engaging, experiential, meaningful and productive experience for the visitor. New features include: new navigation, updated blog/article layouts, sidebar addition to post pages, homepage video player, prominent social links, reorganization of information layout and accessibility, updated imagery. 
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Discover Long Island was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. The organization 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, please call 631-951-3900 or visit
Utrip is a destination discovery and planning platform that combines the best of local expertise, human experience and artificial intelligence to make trip planning easy, enjoyable and personal. Utrip PRO, our white-label product, enables destination marketing organizations, airlines, attractions and hospitality brands to offer customers a more personalized experience, thereby increasing engagement, loyalty, conversion rates and revenue. Our technology optimizes each itinerary based on a customer’s preferences, budget, geography and many other relevant factors, sorting through millions of destination options, such as must-see sights, activities, events and restaurants. Together, we will reimagine the relationship you have with your customers through every step of the travel lifecycle. For more information, please visit