Next week, 55 travel agents from US specialising in selling Australia to their American clients will meet with 50 Australian and New Zealand suppliers in the travel industry at the Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, marking the first time the event has been held in Australia.
Previously held in New Zealand, Down Under Answers (DUA) chose Byron as it offers a “true Aussie experience”. DUA, owned by Kirk Demeter from Seattle, is one of the biggest wholesale agents sending American tourists to Australia and New Zealand.
“Byron Bay is an area that all of us at DUA have really enjoyed over the years, we feel that bringing some of the USA’s top sellers of Australia for a stay at the luxury resort will really open up some great opportunities,” said Demeter.
“Access to Byron Bay from both Sydney and Brisbane is good, which makes it easy to incorporate into itineraries, the weather is great, nature, food and wine, adventure and just pure relaxation are ideal in this location. That’s why I chose the Byron at Byron Resort for this event.”
Suppliers include Crown Hotels, Virgin Australia, Sydney Opera House, Bridgeclimb and Let’s Go Surfing.