Visit USA 2020 six-city roadshow pulls crowds

60 exhibitors, 126 presentations, more than 1,000 travel agents

The Visit USA National Expo tour wrapped up in Sydney at Luna Park on Wednesday night. The event was attended by more than 350 agents who mingled with over 60 exhibitors, here to share the latest and greatest of travel in the US.

Hollywood gossip guru and MC for the evening Richard Reid had the agents in stitches and in selfie mode, and special guest US Consul General Sharon Hudson-Dean welcomed agents and shared her insight into why Australians love travelling to the US, and the shared values between Americans and Australians.

In the exhibition hall, agents and exhibitors were treated to the sounds of Texas by Sam Riggs and Joey Green, in town to give a sneak peak of the upcoming Texas Music Takeover coming to Sydney in April.

Hosted across two weeks, in six cities, with over 60 exhibitors, 126 presentations to an audience of more than 1,000 agents (and countless bottles of champagne), the Sydney event wrapped up the Visit USA Expos 2020.

Commenting on the shows, Visit USA President Lucy Rowe said, “The Visit USA Expos across the country are the biggest events we coordinate in Australia for our members. It’s a great opportunity for agents to hear first-hand what’s happening in the US and we’re thrilled that this year – our biggest and best yet – sold out in almost every city. The appetite for travel to the US is certainly growing.”

Earlier in the week, 180 agents attended the expo at The Westin in Brisbane and around 300 travel advisors were present at the Melbourne leg, held at Crown Towers.

Lead image: Choose Chicago and Visit Philadelphia prize winner with Richard Reid and Lucy Rowe, President of Visit USA Australia

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