News

Entries Open for Brand USA MegaFam

Entries Open for Brand USA MegaFam

Brand USA has joined American Airlines and British Airways in announcing that travel agents in the UK and Ireland can now enter to participate in the upcoming USA MegaFam 2015 from 14th – 21st May. 42-64031780

 

The third multi-destination familiarisation tour includes visits to 22 US states on seven different itineraries, culminating in a grand finale for all participants in Philadelphia:

  • Sea to Sand Sizzle: California – Arizona
  • Parks and Peaks: Utah – Wyoming – Idaho
  • Routes and Boots: Missouri – Kansas – Oklahoma
  • Deep South Soul: Louisiana – Mississippi – Alabama
  • Ride the Rhythm: Tennessee – Kentucky
  • Great Lakes Gallivant: Illinois – Indiana – Ohio – Michigan
  • East Coast Classic: Massachusetts – Rhode Island – Connecticut – New York
  • Finale: Fantastic Philadelphia

Agents from the UK and Ireland will qualify to win one of 100 places on the MegaFam by the number of American Airlines and British Airways flights to the USA they sell between 1st January and 3rd April this year. They must also become familiar with what the two airlines offer travellers through a self-directed learning badge on the Brand USA Discovery Program. On completion of the MegaFam Airlines badge, agents are designated as specialists in this aspect of air travel. Entrants are encouraged to pass as many badges on the training site as possible.

Agents can enter the MegaFam and register bookings on the Brand USA agent training site: USAdiscoveryprogram.co.uk/MegaFam

In addition, a new National & State Parks specialist badge has now launched on the site that focuses on how travellers can best experience national parks in the USA, as well as details on the National Parks Service’s Junior Ranger Program. This latest addition is the 10th badge on the USA Discovery Program and has been launched to promote the approaching centennial of the National Parks Service in 2016.

“The MegaFam has become a hugely popular event with agents and we are delighted with its continued success,” said Gerry Boyle, Brand USA Travel Trade Director, UK & Ireland. “Already we have had an encouraging number of entries to this year’s MegaFam and would appeal to all agents to enter now. The more US bookings they make on American Airlines and British Airways to the USA, and the more badges they earn through the USA Discovery Program, the more chance they will have of joining us on the USA Megafam 2015.”

Brand USA’s objective is to rekindle the holidaymakers’ love affair with the United States – reclaiming the USA’s share of the international market and positioning the country as a diverse destination with limitless destinations and attractions. Through its consumer call to action, DiscoverAmerica.com, Brand USA encourages travellers to explore the United States of America. The consumer website features 250 inspiring travel ideas, highlights of US destinations, plus essential entry information that travellers need to know.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

25th Irish Travel Trade Awards Winners

It’s Awards Time – Don’t Forget Your Business Cards!

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
IMG_1757

PATA Decides to Expand UK Chapter to Include Ireland

Michael FloodNovember 23, 2017
Taktsang Monastery Featured Image

Wonders of Bhutan: Thimphu, Haa Valley and Taktsang Monastery

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Iberia Express Cork-Madrid

Iberia Express Expands Cork-Madrid Route for Summer 2018

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Cobalt Aircraft

Cobalt Air Announces Year-Round Flights from Dublin to Cyprus

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
aer-lingus-a320

Aer Lingus Black Friday Fare Offers Have Arrived

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Emirates Thales Next-Generation IFEC

Emirates Partners with Thales for Next-Generation Broadband Connectivity

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
IMG_1828

Galway Hosts Successful Worldchoice Conference 2017

Michael FloodNovember 21, 2017
Aer Lingus Seattle

Aer Lingus Announces New 
Direct Route to Seattle

Neil SteedmanNovember 21, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland