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VISIT ANAHEIM - Anaheim’s OG Food Hall turned 10!

Orange County's original food hall, the Anaheim Packing House, turned10 on May 31, 2024. This iconic Anaheim landmark sits just 10 minutes by ART or Uber from the Disneyland Resort and features over two dozen food vendors and bars serving everything from Sushi to speakeasy spirits.

Housed in the former Sunkist orange packing facility, the Mission Revival building has become an Anaheim institution and landmark, welcoming locals and guests from all around the world for casual feasts, lively libations, and a showcase of local artists and artisans.

In just 10 years, the venue has become a focal point for Anaheim's creativity and imagination symbolised by its venues and their delights including The Blind Rabbit's colourful cocktails to 206BCE’s anti- Gravity noodles.

No visit to Anaheim is complete without a stop (or several) at The Anaheim Packing House.

More information: www.visitanaheim.org/restaurants/anaheim-packing-district/
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VISIT ANAHEIM - Anaheim’s OG Food Hall turned 10!

Orange Countys original food hall, the Anaheim Packing House, turned10 on May 31, 2024. This iconic Anaheim landmark sits just 10 minutes by ART or Uber from the Disneyland Resort and features over two dozen food vendors and bars serving everything from Sushi to speakeasy spirits.

Housed in the former Sunkist orange packing facility, the Mission Revival building has become an Anaheim institution and landmark, welcoming locals and guests from all around the world for casual feasts, lively libations, and a showcase of local artists and artisans.

In just 10 years, the venue has become a focal point for Anaheims creativity and imagination symbolised by its venues and their delights including The Blind Rabbits colourful cocktails to 206BCE’s anti- Gravity noodles.

No visit to Anaheim is complete without a stop (or several) at The Anaheim Packing House. 

More information:  https://www.visitanaheim.org/restaurants/anaheim-packing-district/

NEW ORLEANS & COMPANY - New Orleans, a unique Southern experience!

New Orleans, Louisiana is a vibrant city known for its rich culture, delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine, live jazz music, award-winning attractions and year-round festivals. During Mardi Gras season, the streets come alive with music, parades, and costumed revelers, but this isn’t the only time to see the city in all its glory. Visit on any weekend and experience one of the many events or festivals happening around town. New Orleans is a city that is built to host, and we are excited to announce we will be hosting our 11th Super Bowl in 2025. While we have a proud history of over 300 years of creativity, our innovative spirit continues to keep New Orleans moving forward with new developments.

More information: www.NewOrleans.com/Travel-Professionals.
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NEW ORLEANS & COMPANY - New Orleans, a unique Southern experience!

New Orleans, Louisiana is a vibrant city known for its rich culture, delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine, live jazz music, award-winning attractions and year-round festivals. During Mardi Gras season, the streets come alive with music, parades, and costumed revelers, but this isn’t the only time to see the city in all its glory. Visit on any weekend and experience one of the many events or festivals happening around town. New Orleans is a city that is built to host, and we are excited to announce we will be hosting our 11th Super Bowl in 2025. While we have a proud history of over 300 years of creativity, our innovative spirit continues to keep New Orleans moving forward with new developments. 

More information: www.NewOrleans.com/Travel-Professionals.

LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINTER SNOW-FILLED GETAWAYS?

Vail Resorts own and manage mountain resorts across the USA. Use their handy getaway planner to uncover incredible adventures for your clients:
www.snow.com/planning/getaways.aspx

From Vail Mountain’s Legendary Back Bowls to the Five Peaks of Breckenridge. Where Tahoe is Heavenly and you can ski Kirkwood Deep. Experience New England charm at Stowe, the birthplace of alpine skiing in Vermont, and big mountain adventure at Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort.

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LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINTER SNOW-FILLED GETAWAYS?

Vail Resorts own and manage mountain resorts across the USA. Use their handy getaway planner to uncover incredible adventures for your clients:
https://www.snow.com/planning/getaways.aspx

From Vail Mountain’s Legendary Back Bowls to the Five Peaks of Breckenridge. Where Tahoe is Heavenly and you can ski Kirkwood Deep. Experience New England charm at Stowe, the birthplace of alpine skiing in Vermont, and big mountain adventure at Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort. 

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Visit USA Expo Sydney in February was a BLAST! Were you one of the 260 travel agents who joined us?Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

VISIT USA TRAVEL AGENT HUB
Head to the Visit USA Travel Agent Resources Hub for access to the Visit USA newsletter, webinars, training resources, events, brochures and more!

visitusa.org.au/travel-agent-resources/
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VISIT USA TRAVEL AGENT HUB
Head to the Visit USA Travel Agent Resources Hub for access to the Visit USA newsletter, webinars, training resources, events, brochures and more!

https://visitusa.org.au/travel-agent-resources/

COLLETTE - Collette’s Historic Greenbrier

Collette’s new Historic Greenbrier ft. Washington, D.C. & Williamsburg brings your clients a grand historical experience in a luxe setting. Collette’s tour features a two-night stay at The Greenbrier, an iconic American resort in the mountains of West Virigina, before taking guests through America’s eras: They can enjoy a tavern meal along roads well-traveled, visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, explore a Smithsonian, and more.

Collette is the only tour operator that has a dedicated tour with multiple departures per year at The Greenbrier, giving your clients plenty of choice on travel dates. Guests also have the option to enhance their tours with pre and post night stays at the landmark Hotel-Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.

Collette prides itself on crafting premium tours for our guests in unique accommodations that become a highlight of the trip and the Greenbrier is no exception. Guests will even have the chance to explore the hotel’s once secret underground bunker!

This tour is perfect for clients who have a strong interest in U.S. history and lavish historic hotels.

More info here: www.gocollette.com/en-au/tours/north-america/usa/historical-greenbrier?packagedateid=103918&packa...
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COLLETTE - Collette’s Historic Greenbrier

Collette’s new Historic Greenbrier ft. Washington, D.C. & Williamsburg brings your clients a grand historical experience in a luxe setting. Collette’s tour features a two-night stay at The Greenbrier, an iconic American resort in the mountains of West Virigina, before taking guests through America’s eras: They can enjoy a tavern meal along roads well-traveled, visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, explore a Smithsonian, and more.

Collette is the only tour operator that has a dedicated tour with multiple departures per year at The Greenbrier, giving your clients plenty of choice on travel dates. Guests also have the option to enhance their tours with pre and post night stays at the landmark Hotel-Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. 

Collette prides itself on crafting premium tours for our guests in unique accommodations that become a highlight of the trip and the Greenbrier is no exception. Guests will even have the chance to explore the hotel’s once secret underground bunker!

This tour is perfect for clients who have a strong interest in U.S. history and lavish historic hotels.

More info here: https://www.gocollette.com/en-au/tours/north-america/usa/historical-greenbrier?packagedateid=103918&packageid=15624

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VISIT PHILADELPHIA - Go off the beaten path to find hidden gems: some fascinating, some extraordinary and all unique in Philly.

Philadelphia is known for its history and American tradition, but it is also home to many sites and attractions that are anything but traditional. Embark on an eclectic Philadelphia journey, starting with coffee from The Bourse in Old City. Explore historic sites like Christ Church and Ben Franklin's burial grounds, then marvel at freedom-themed art at the National Liberty Museum. Delve into history at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum or admire racing sports cars at the Simeone Foundation Museum.
Along the way, discover hidden gems like a romantic pavilion, an iconic skatepark, and the American Swedish Historical Museum. Take in city vistas from Cira Green and delve into medical curiosities at the Mütter Museum and Wagner Free Institute of Science. Experience the city's eerie past with a candlelit Ghost Tour and a stroll across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at sunset. Dine amidst artist studios at Cherry Street Pier, explore the whimsical Magic Gardens, and enjoy Italian fare at Victor Café. Sample gastropub delights, browse boutiques, and visit the Edgar Allan Poe House.

Conclude the day in Fishtown with dinner and entertainment at local hotspots like the Fillmore or Fabrika. Start anew at Reading Terminal Market's Down Home Diner, then explore The Rail Park and local breweries. Pay homage to history at Laurel Hill Cemetery before savouring dinner along East Passyunk Avenue and toasting to city lights from Bok Bar in South Philadelphia.

View more here: www.discoverphl.com/blog-post/the-unexpected-philadelphia-itinerary/
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VISIT PHILADELPHIA - Go off the beaten path to find hidden gems: some fascinating, some extraordinary and all unique in Philly.

Philadelphia is known for its history and American tradition, but it is also home to many sites and attractions that are anything but traditional. Embark on an eclectic Philadelphia journey, starting with coffee from The Bourse in Old City. Explore historic sites like Christ Church and Ben Franklins burial grounds, then marvel at freedom-themed art at the National Liberty Museum. Delve into history at the University of Pennsylvanias Penn Museum or admire racing sports cars at the Simeone Foundation Museum. 
Along the way, discover hidden gems like a romantic pavilion, an iconic skatepark, and the American Swedish Historical Museum. Take in city vistas from Cira Green and delve into medical curiosities at the Mütter Museum and Wagner Free Institute of Science. Experience the citys eerie past with a candlelit Ghost Tour and a stroll across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at sunset. Dine amidst artist studios at Cherry Street Pier, explore the whimsical Magic Gardens, and enjoy Italian fare at Victor Café. Sample gastropub delights, browse boutiques, and visit the Edgar Allan Poe House. 

Conclude the day in Fishtown with dinner and entertainment at local hotspots like the Fillmore or Fabrika. Start anew at Reading Terminal Markets Down Home Diner, then explore The Rail Park and local breweries. Pay homage to history at Laurel Hill Cemetery before savouring dinner along East Passyunk Avenue and toasting to city lights from Bok Bar in South Philadelphia.

View more here: https://www.discoverphl.com/blog-post/the-unexpected-philadelphia-itinerary/

ROCKEFELLER CENTRE - Recreate History on The Beam

Come experience Top of the Rock’s newest attraction, The Beam, inspired by the iconic 1932 photo of 11 ironworkers precariously eating lunch upon a steel beam while 30 Rockefeller Plaza was under construction.

The experience will include a rotating beam-like structure, where guests will be securely seated, and raised more than 69 stories above Manhattan to recreate the legendary photo and relive a quintessential moment in New York City’s history. Follow in their fearless footsteps by buckling up for an exhilarating ascent above the deck. Here you’ll experience astonishing views of NYC’s famous Central Park and beyond. See you at the Top!

More information: www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/top-of-the-rock-observation-deck/
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ROCKEFELLER CENTRE - Recreate History on The Beam

Come experience Top of the Rock’s newest attraction, The Beam, inspired by the iconic 1932 photo of 11 ironworkers precariously eating lunch upon a steel beam while 30 Rockefeller Plaza was under construction.

The experience will include a rotating beam-like structure, where guests will be securely seated, and raised more than 69 stories above Manhattan to recreate the legendary photo and relive a quintessential moment in New York City’s history. Follow in their fearless footsteps by buckling up for an exhilarating ascent above the deck. Here you’ll experience astonishing views of NYC’s famous Central Park and beyond. See you at the Top!

More information: https://www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/top-of-the-rock-observation-deck/

WASHINGTON DC - WorldPride Washington, DC 2025

2025 marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride celebrations in Washington, DC, and the city is set to host WorldPride 2025, sharing this momentous and exciting milestone with the international community.

WorldPride DC 2025 will feature a vibrant and innovative slate of events and cultural programs that will highlight the best that Washington, DC has to offer. From music to film, from the National Mall to Embassy Row, your clients will experience the world through Washington’s multi-faceted and multi-cultural community.

Start planning your clients visit to join in the celebrations 23 May – 8 June 2025.
More Information: washington.org/
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WASHINGTON DC - WorldPride Washington, DC 2025

2025 marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride celebrations in Washington, DC, and the city is set to host WorldPride 2025, sharing this momentous and exciting milestone with the international community.

WorldPride DC 2025 will feature a vibrant and innovative slate of events and cultural programs that will highlight the best that Washington, DC has to offer. From music to film, from the National Mall to Embassy Row, your clients will experience the world through Washington’s multi-faceted and multi-cultural community.

Start planning your clients visit to join in the celebrations 23 May – 8 June 2025.
More Information:  https://washington.org/

To See The Real Great American West, Go Where The Locals Go

Every region has its iconic destinations, but there are always those secret spots only the locals know about. The Great American West states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are chock-full of hidden gems, and their locals have been generous enough to let you in on the secret.

Find the secrets here @GreatAmericanWestAUNZ and greatamericanwest.com.au/
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To See The Real Great American West, Go Where The Locals Go

Every region has its iconic destinations, but there are always those secret spots only the locals know about. The Great American West states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are chock-full of hidden gems, and their locals have been generous enough to let you in on the secret. 

Find the secrets here @GreatAmericanWestAUNZ and https://greatamericanwest.com.au/

This May, celebrate 60 years of movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood™ with new experiences on the legendary Studio Tour!

Check out the glamourous refurbishments at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the WestIn LAX.

Plus, catch K-Pop's rising stars at the GRAMMY Museum®, unlock amazing deals with the LA Perks Pass, and discover exciting new shops and eats at LAX!✈️

Read all about it in this edition of Travel Daily’s article - latourismorg.box.com/s/ka1jgv9poeavde9wg4vjwfqtv7fzag39.

See more at discoverla.com/travel-trade Discover Los Angeles
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This May, celebrate 60 years of movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood™ with new experiences on the legendary Studio Tour! 

Check out the glamourous refurbishments at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the WestIn LAX.

Plus, catch K-Pops rising stars at the GRAMMY Museum®, unlock amazing deals with the LA Perks Pass, and discover exciting new shops and eats at LAX!✈️

Read all about it in this edition of Travel Daily’s article - https://latourismorg.box.com/s/ka1jgv9poeavde9wg4vjwfqtv7fzag39.

See more at discoverla.com/travel-trade Discover Los Angeles

TRAVEL OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma’s Top Tier Museums

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum – Step into a world where classic automobiles tell the tale of Route 66’s legendary past. During the summer season, the museum presents a sought-after experience: guided rides in exquisite 1922 Packard and Cadillac vehicles, transporting guests in style to the picturesque shores of Pretty Water Lake in Sapulpa.

Bob Dylan Center – Delve into the extraordinary world of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. Visitors will discover 16 dynamic rotating exhibits, a 55-seat screening room and a vast 5,000 sq. ft. archive brimming with previously unreleased recordings, rare photographs, unseen film performances and more.

First Americans Museum – The First Americans Museum (FAM) offers a cultural journey that celebrates the rich heritage and contribution of the 39 distinctive Frist American Nations in Oklahoma today. This first-of-its-kind museum shares the collective diversity, history, and contributions of the First Americans through immersive storytelling, interactive exhibits, multimedia displays and captivating artefacts.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – This iconic institution showcases the art, history, and spirit of the American West through captivating exhibits and immersive experiences for visitors of all ages. Discover an extensive collection of Western Art and explore the museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers, celebrating the legends of the silver screen who brought the West to life.

More Information: www.travelok.com/museums
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TRAVEL OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma’s Top Tier Museums

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum – Step into a world where classic automobiles tell the tale of Route 66’s legendary past. During the summer season, the museum presents a sought-after experience: guided rides in exquisite 1922 Packard and Cadillac vehicles, transporting guests in style to the picturesque shores of Pretty Water Lake in Sapulpa.

Bob Dylan Center – Delve into the extraordinary world of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. Visitors will discover 16 dynamic rotating exhibits, a 55-seat screening room and a vast 5,000 sq. ft. archive brimming with previously unreleased recordings, rare photographs, unseen film performances and more.

First Americans Museum – The First Americans Museum (FAM) offers a cultural journey that celebrates the rich heritage and contribution of the 39 distinctive Frist American Nations in Oklahoma today. This first-of-its-kind museum shares the collective diversity, history, and contributions of the First Americans through immersive storytelling, interactive exhibits, multimedia displays and captivating artefacts.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – This iconic institution showcases the art, history, and spirit of the American West through captivating exhibits and immersive experiences for visitors of all ages. Discover an extensive collection of Western Art and explore the museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers, celebrating the legends of the silver screen who brought the West to life.

More Information: https://www.travelok.com/museums

Visit USA's Annual IPW AU/NZ Delegation Welcome Party took it up a notch this year with a rooftop soiree overlooking downtown LA!

Special thanks to sponsors Los Angeles Tourism, Visit California, Visit Anaheim and Delta Air Lines.

The event was attended by more than 200 Australian & New Zealand IPW delegates as well as Visit USA members, and representatives from the US Commercial Service and US Travel, who were treated to an afternoon of cocktails, catch-ups and cheer!
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Visit USAs Annual IPW AU/NZ Delegation Welcome Party took it up a notch this year with a rooftop soiree overlooking downtown LA!

Special thanks to sponsors Los Angeles Tourism, Visit California, Visit Anaheim and Delta Air Lines.

The event was attended by more than 200 Australian & New Zealand IPW delegates as well as Visit USA members, and representatives from the US Commercial Service and US Travel, who were treated to an afternoon of cocktails, catch-ups and cheer!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Oh what fun! The Visit USA Expo welcomed more than 80 exhibitors and over 600 travel agents across the three day series in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. ... See MoreSee Less

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