Visit USA Australia and NZ hosts opening industry event
The Anaheim Hotel pool deck set the scene for the Visit USA Australia and New Zealand opening industry event for IPW 2019 in Anaheim on Saturday 1 June, themed as a Californian pool party.
This invitation-only exclusive event was sponsored by Visit Anaheim, The Anaheim Hotel, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, American Airlines and TravMedia and was attended by over 250 guests from the US, Australian and New Zealand travel industry.
Guests were treated to live entertainment and a taste of America’s culinary scene, including Californian wines, in a social setting fostering comradery amongst all tourism partners selling the USA.
Travel industry guests were thanked and welcomed by key speakers, Lucy Rowe, President of Visit USA Organisation Australia, Darragh Walshe representing Visit USA NZ, Michael Cassis – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Derek Stewart – American Airlines, Tina Riley – The Anaheim Hotel, Charles Harris – Visit Anaheim and Nick Wayland CEO of TravMedia.
Cover band Rebel Rebel, shared their story on how they formed at Disneyland, acknowledging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for their support and the importance of tourism to the Anaheim area.
Visit USA President Lucy Rowe commented, “ The Visit USA Organisation Australia prides itself on being associated with connecting our members through many events during the calendar year. Following a very successful expo series in Australia, we’re thrilled to re-connect our members through hosting this annual opening industry event at IPW.”
U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $4.7 billion in future travel to the United States. It is a national showcase of America, where U.S. travel exhibitors connect with travel buyers and media from more than 70 countries to promote their product, negotiate future business and build relationships. IPW secures America’s position as a foremost global travel destination by increasing international visitation and showing the world the best of what the U.S. has to offer.
About Visit USA Organisation Australia
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. The Board Members of the organisation work vigorously to promote the US as a desirable destination of choice.
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