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Visit USA Goes to the Movies

Visit USA Goes to the Movies

A nice treat for the travel trade and public was provided by Brand USA and Visit USA at the Imax Theatre in Parnell Street, Dublin.

Finola Cunningham,US Embassy and Clodagh Oxley;Irish Visit USA Committee.

Finola Cunningham, US Embassy, and Clodagh Oxley, Irish Visit USA Committee

The showing of the 3D film ‘America Wild’, about the National Parks of the USA, was a spectacular experience. Directed by Oscar-nominated Greg MacGillivray and produced by Shaun McGillivray, the film is enhanced by soundtrack with Leonard Cohen’s ‘Halleluyeh’ and Bruce Springsteen’s This Land is Your Land”, which added to the enjoyment of the film.

Joan and Emmet Scales at the Visit USA event.

Joan and Emmet Scales at the Visit USA event

The film was followed by a Q&A session with Director Greg and producer Shaun McGillivray, with many of the questions being asked by pupils from Lorcan County College.

Bev Fly,BookaBed;Gerry Boyle,Brand USA and Ivan Beacam ,aer Lingus.

Bev Fly, BookaBed; Gerry Boyle, Brand USA; and Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus

The evening commenced with a drinks reception sponsored by Brand America, Visit USA and Aer Lingus, followed by the showing of the film. Aer Lingus provided a prize of two tickets to anywhere on its transatlantic network, which was won by Carter Fly of BookaBed. The evening finished when drinks and snacks were served and a good time was enjoyed by all.

Jenny Rafter and Ivan Beacam both with Aer Lingus,Greg MacGillivray,Carter Fly,Booka Bed;Shaun MacGillivary and Thomas Garzilli,Brand USA.

Jenny Rafter and Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus; Greg MacGillivray; Carter Fly, BookBed; Shaun MacGillivray; and Thomas Garzilli, Brand USA

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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