Visit USA expo comes to a close with a theatrical surprise for Sydney audience

Visit USA expo comes to a close with a theatrical surprise for Sydney audience
Edited by Travel Weekly


    The Visit USA Expo has drawn curtains on its 2024 edition at the Fullerton Hotel, Sydney, after stops in Melbourne at Brisbane with over 80 exhibitors and 260 agents joining the fun.

    The Expo drew an energetic crowd of travel agents enthusiastic to learn the most recent trends, offerings, and opportunities spanning the United States.

    The Visit USA Expo concluded in Sydney, yesterday. (Supplied)

    “The Sydney Expo was an incredible conclusion to our Expo Series,’ president, Visit USA (Australia), Caroline Davidson, said.

    “We are truly appreciative of the overwhelming support from travel agents, exhibitors, and industry professionals who made this event a resounding success.”

    A captivating and lively Expo Hall, plus entertaining presentations, and the new addition of the Responsible Tourism Panel all played a part in fostering a thorough comprehension of the evolving landscape of travel in the USA.

    US Consul General for New South Wales and Queensland, Christine Elder, offered agents some very exciting news announcing a pilot programme, ‘One-Stop’. This programme will enable Australian passengers transiting to an onward destination within the US to bypass security screening in the transit airport. The first route worldwide with this pilot programme is Sydney to San Francisco.

    In a spectacular conclusion, with thanks to New York City Tourism + Conventions, travel agents enjoyed an exclusive sneak preview of the musical ‘& JULIET’, set to open in Sydney next week.

    The star of the show, Lorinda May Merrypor, captivated agents with a stunning live performance.

    Australian media personality, Mike Goldman, was also on hand, adding an extra layer of excitement as he roved through the Expo, sharing his passion for the USA.

    As the Sydney Expo concluded, travel agents departed with a wealth of knowledge, new connections, and heightened excitement for the travel possibilities the USA has to offer.

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