Go back to the enewsletter Brand USA and Air New Z

Go back to the enewsletter Brand USA and Air New Z

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterBrand USA and Air New Zealand have revealed the 30 Australian travel agents who have secured highly sought-after positions on the 2018 USA MegaFam, the largest ever trade famil to depart Australia and New Zealand for the United States.The US tourist office and Kiwi airline partnered for a second time to promote the diversity of the US for travellers, as well as the ease of getting there with the airline. To secure a spot, travel agents were asked to sell Economy, Premium Economy or Business Premier return Air New Zealand flights to the USA during the campaign incentive period, which ran from 8 June – 15 July 2018.The 30 Australian travel agents will join 30 counterparts from New Zealand on the trip later this month. The troupes will split into six groups, with each group spending the first five nights exploring exciting music-themed itineraries in various, diverse U.S. destinations.“We’re excited to announce our 30 Australian travel agents plus reveal the six unique USA music-themed itineraries which they will experience,” Brand USA Director, Australia and New Zealand, Matt Fletcher said.“Between the groups, we’re covering many regions of the U.S., with landscapes and itinerary activities varying greatly, allowing agents to really see how diverse and special the country is. At the grand finale taking place in Las Vegas, agents will share their experiences and gain valuable knowledge for selling U.S. destinations upon their return. We’re looking forward to our best MegaFam to date,” Fletcher said.The 30 travel agents heading over to experience six uniquely USA itineraries are: The itineraries for 2018 are:Rocking the Pacific North West ——————-> Visiting Washington and OregonSoul Sounds of the South —————————> Visiting Louisiana & MississippiDancing through the Midwest ———————> Visiting Illinois & MichiganNeighbourhood Vibes ——————————–> Visiting California & ArizonaFolk Songs from the Last Frontier —————-> Visiting Fairbanks & Anchorage, AlaskaNative American Sounds  —————————-> Visiting Montana & North DakotaAir New Zealand’s Regional General Manager, Kathryn Robertson said the carrier was proud to team up with Brand USA for a second time, which includes Air NZ’s newest destination, Chicago.“From 30 November 2018, Air New Zealand will fly three times weekly between Auckland andChicago year-round with a new configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and Australiantravellers can easily connect onto our North American network from across the Tasman. With theaddition of Chicago, Air New Zealand now flies to six North American ports giving customers manyoptions to explore the United States and beyond,” Robertson said.Brand USA and Air New Zealand’s destination partners include Visit Seattle, Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, Visit Anchorage, Visit Fairbanks, Louisiana Office of Tourism, New Orleans & Company, St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission, Visit Mississippi, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Dakota State Tourism, Montana State Tourism, San Diego Tourism Authority, Arizona Office of Tourism, Illinois Office of Tourism, Choose Chicago, Michigan State Tourism and Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau.Agents who missed out on a place on the MegaFam are encouraged to join the Backstage USA MegaFam Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/BackstageUSAMegaFam/ to stay tuned for further announcements onlocations and experiences within the destinations.Go back to the enewsletter Chris Spencer – Flight Centre NSWStacey McAlpine – Travel Associates NSWNick Lalak – FirstClass.com.au NSWOlivia Warmington – Flight Centre VICBriony Thomas – Flight Centre VICIsabella Cilla – Flight Centre VICJiah Wright – Flight Centre VICHayley Peach – Helloworld VICChloe Franklin – The Travel Agency VICCandice Holt – Toorak Travel & Cruise VICZach Rogers – STA Travel VICDeanna D’Antonio – Flight Centre SALauren Watson – Phil Hoffmann Travel SAJan Chappell – RAA SAAndy Jane – STA Travel WAcenter_img Deb Nicholson – Flight Centre QLDHollie White – Flight Centre QLDDanielle Surplice – Flight Centre QLDDonna Howarth – Helloworld QLDVicki Shepherd – Helloworld QLDAmber Daw – Helloworld QLDJade Scanes – STA Travel QLDTatiana Parry – MTA Travel QLDLidia Brown – Zeppelin Travel QLDLarissa Hutton – RAA Travel QLDAlison O’Brien – Flight Centre NSWKrystal Brooks – Flight Centre NSWRachael Barbera – Flight Centre NSWMarta Sejnohova – Flight Centre NSWJoe Khouangrasvongsy – Flight Centre NSWlast_img

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