Visit USA Hosts Spectacular Party to Welcome the AU/NZ Delegation to IPW 2024

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Visit USA Hosts Spectacular Party to Welcome the AU/NZ Delegation to IPW 2024

Visit USA Members and the AU/NZ IPW Buyer and Media Delegation were treated to a rooftop soiree to kick off IPW 2024 in Los Angeles.

President of Visit USA Australia, Caroline Davidson and Secretariat and Director of Events, Aida Osta, kick off the IPW Welcome Event for AU/NZ Delegates and Members.

 

Sydney, 06 May 2024 –  On Friday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, Visit USA Australia hosted their annual AU/NZ IPW Welcome Reception. The exclusive event, held at Golden Hour rooftop bar, 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! 

The soiree, which welcomed the largest ever AU/NZ delegation to IPW, was sponsored by Los Angeles Tourism, Visit California, Delta Air Lines and Visit Anaheim.

Caroline Davidson, President of Visit USA Australia said, “The 2024 AU/NZ IPW delegation is the largest ever brought to IPW, and the Visit USA Welcome Reception is an important event to bring the delegation and Members together to highlight the strength of our market as we go into this week.”

“The Australian market is hungry for USA travel information, and we are all here ready for a huge week to deliver on this. Over 954,000 Australian travelled to the USA last year, and that number is expected to increase by 23% this year*.” said Caroline Davidson.

The event was also attended by special guests:

Throughout IPW, Visit USA Australia meets with US based suppliers, attractions and visitor bureaus to highlight the market opportunities down under, to showcase the strength of the Australian travel industry, and to encourage Visit USA Membership. The hugely successful Visit USA Expos, events and marketing initiatives that Visit USA Australia run in the Australian market are an easy way for a US based supplier to reach Australian travel agents.

IMAGE HIGHLIGHTS LIBRARY FROM THE EVENT – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dAOfXwpZvBcBKqwbjkFsS6DMV5hP8_jA?usp=sharing

 

IMAGE 1 – President of Visit USA Australia, Caroline Davidson and Secretariat and Director of Events, Aida Osta, kick off the IPW Welcome Event for AU/NZ Delegates and Members. 

IMAGE 2 –  Laura Handlery – Handlery Hotels, Cynthia Schmitt Easey – Citadel Outlets, Jocilyn Schumacher – Visit California, Jennifer Jasper Montero – Visit California, Jack Handlery – Handlery Hotels, Aida Osta – Visit USA

IMAGE 3 –  Kathleen Finnegan –  Los Angeles Tourism, Darren Ross –  Magic Castle

IMAGE 4 – Monique Roos – US Commercial Service, Clinton White – Brand USA, Julie Ott – TravMedia, Kim Grant – TravMedia

IMAGE 5 – Ronnie Collins and Mike Waterman, Visit Anaheim

IMAGE 6 – Don Skeoch – Los Angeles Tourism and Jennifer Jasper Montero – Visit California

 

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