Wine Council and Delta team up to promote East End

Northforker file photo

Delta Air Lines and the Long Island Wine Council are teaming up to drive tourists to the region. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

The Long Island Wine Council and Delta Airlines are teaming up to entice wine lovers from around the country to visit the region by offering exclusive deals and promotions.The partnership was made possible in part by a grant from New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation and the “I Love New York” campaign.

Delta will promote the region both on its vacation booking website Deltavacations.com and through social media through the project titled “Access East End.” Delta customers need only show a boarding past dated within seven days to receive free tastings and other at participating wineries.

“Long Island has been recognized by both wine and travel media as one of the top regions in the world,” Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President Gail Grimmett said in a statement. “Delta is proud to work with one of New York’s most prominent agri-tourism destinations on a project that will benefit the local economy.”

The Wine Council is also seeking offers from interested B&Bs, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses. The organization is also looking for a national car rental company to form a similar partnership.

“We are very grateful to Governor Cuomo, the Long Island Regional Council and the Market New York team for providing the funding to undertake this great initiative,” Wine Council President Sal Diliberto said in a statement. “We are clearly very excited about the opportunity to work with Delta Air Lines, one of the most important companies in global tourism and travel.”

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