Sydney February 18, 2016: Visit USA Australia’s annual Agent Expo Week occurred this week, visiting Melbourne and Brisbane earlier in the week. Last night was Sydney’s turn: with over 250 agents attending the major interactive event. They were able to meet and talk to suppliers and destinations, as well as local exhibitors in a free flow marketplace format before and after a series of formal educational presentations.

More than 55 USA based tourist offices and suppliers, enabling agents to make new contacts and find out what’s new in the world of American travel. Our incredible line up of destinations and suppliers included: • Affordable Car Hire (DTW) • American Samoa Visitors Bureau • Anaheim/Orange County VCB • Asia Pacific Travel Marketing Services • Broadway.

Tarrant Gibson from Flight Centre Eastwood was the lucky winner of the major prize and went home with two Air New Zealand air tickets to the USA along with accommodation at the Handlery Union Square hotel, ipod shuffle from Sonoma County Tourism, a week’s RV rental from Cruise America, accommodation in Dallas hotel and two Dallas city passes courtesy of Dallas Tourism. (photo with Chris Fenton – BDM Air New Zealand)

Many other guests went home with amazing prizes.

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Note To Editors: About Visit USA VUSA (Australia) Organisation is a voluntary body that promotes travel to the United States of America. It is funded by individual members from the Australian Travel Trade as well as from associate members in the USA. There is no funding from the US Government. The Board Members of the organisation work vigorously to promote the US as a desirable destination of choice.

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