Visit USA’s expo week wraps with a smile at Sydney’s Luna Park

Visit USA’s expo week wraps with a smile at Sydney’s Luna Park

Visit USA Expo Week 2023 landed at Sydney’s Luna Park on Wednesday night to great fanfare.

The sold-out event welcomed 200 agents and more than 70 exhibitors in what was the perfect end to Visit USA Expo Week 2023. Agents were entertained with cowboys, showgirls, celebrity MC Richard Reid, dazzling presentations from exhibitors and were treated to gourmet canapes and drinks throughout the night.

US Consul General for New South Wales and Queensland, Christine Elder said of USA travel:

“We know the travel industry has faced headwinds these last few years, but we are seeing steady progress with economic recovery. We’re pleased to see air travel capacity between Australia and the U.S. increasing. We look forward to working together as the travel and tourism sector recovers.”

Visit USA President Caroline Davidson added: “Visit USA Expo Week plays a vital role in connecting the USA travel industry with agents here in Australia. Exhibitors showcase the best of what’s on offer in the USA, and agents can apply that knowledge directly to their clients itineraries. Agents and exhibitors alike find so much value in the Expos, and that’s why they keep coming back year after year.”

The Visit USA annual general meeting also took place that evening before the expo, and the new committee for 2023 was officially welcomed:

Executive Committee

President: Caroline Davidson, Rocky Mountain International (Great American West)

Vice President: David Clark, Tauck 

Treasurer: James Hewlett, Collette

Secretary: Belinda Harvy, Discover The World


Kate Cuthbertson, GTI Tourism

Tony Soden, Rocky Mountaineer

Richard Carrick, United Airlines

Laura Stephenson, Travel South USA

Andrea Robinson, Disney Destinations

Millie Browne, Linkd Tourism

Michael Cassis, Visit Anaheim

Chris Watson, Chris Watson Travel / Rediscover Travel

Hannah Wright, Travel Oklahoma

Nicole Bennett, Delta Air Lines

Jennifer Gaskin, Hawaii Tourism Oceania

Joanne Motta, Utah Office of Tourism

Latest News

  • Destinations

Malolo Island Resort Fiji launches its own resort app

Guests at the Malolo Island Resort can now get a better experience even before they arrive with the resort’s newly launched mobile app. Guests are encouraged to download and use the app ahead of their stay to build their itinerary. They can check-in prior to their arrival and make dinner and spa reservations all from […]

  • Tour Operators

France on foot holiday savings

Walking up a steep incline may be painful, but it is all worth it when you see that incredible view.

  • Cruise

Seabourn introduces enhanced groups programs for travel advisors

Leading ultra-luxury cruising and expedition travel company, Seabourne, proudly announces the “Seabourn Enhanced Groups Program” to elevate business prospects for travel advisors. This program introduces a revamped Tour Conductor Credit that offers shipboard credits or bonus commission for bookings. It also eliminates the need for deposits for small group allotments and increases group capacity. “Seabourn […]

  • Cruise

Ponant’s latest luxury cruise expeditions for 2024 and 2025

Head out to see the beauty of unique destinations on three bucket-list explorations of Australia with Ponant Cruise’s new luxury expeditions. Known for their luxury cruises, Ponant offers unique and truly exceptional sea voyage aboard sleek and intimately sized cruise yachts. They offer a range of discovery expeditions, and launched new cruises that take guests […]

  • Aviation
  • News

Christine O’Reilly to replace Peter Hay as chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation

Christine O’Reilly has been named as the new chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) – the owner of Melbourne and Launceston Airports. According to a release, O’Reilly will replace Peter Hay on 1 October, who retires after five years as Chair of APAC. APAC CEO Lorie Argus said O’Reilly’s appointment comes at an exciting […]

  • Tourism

The number one thing you can’t forget if you’re going to Europe & The Olympics

As the Summer Olympics in Paris draws near, travel insurance comparison site Compare the Market is urging travellers to safeguard their European summer sports dreams by getting travel insurance for when the unexpected happens. While France seems like a decently safe country to visit, it’s crucial not to overlook the potential risks that could disrupt a holiday. From bed […]

  • Destinations
  • Partner Content

The Solomon Islands’ is ‘Kulture-plus’

Be grateful that your experience of 'headhunting' is limited to some random dude reaching out to you on LinkedIn.

Partner Content

by Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly