By KARRYON @karryontravel23 Apr 2015Hawaiian Airlines’ recent MegaFam with Brand USA saw 55 Australian and New Zealand agents head to the US with Hawaii’s favourite carrier to visit Hawaiian’s 11 mainland USA gateways. Escorted by Hawaiian’s sales team funsters Meredith Salotto (Sydney), Joelle Vella (Melbourne) and Kay Willett (Queensland) the group headed off to experience the diversity of the USA before re-grouping in Honolulu for two idyllic nights en route back home. New York, New York Those on the New York MegaFam enjoyed five days getting to know the city like true New Yorkers. After getting their bearings on Grayline’s sightseeing bus it was onto catching the subway and taking walking food tours to discover local haunts. Museum visits to Brooklyn, Met, Moving Images and MOMA PS1 were capped off by the artistry found at Raaka Chocolate factory and a movie theme bus tour. The visitors from downunder also danced in 4 inches of out of season snowfall on their last day…a joy not shared by the New Yorkers were looking forward to thawing out in their Spring! Hawaiian Airlines delighted Megafam attendees at the final Gala evening by launching an exclusive incentive to win their own Business Class x 2 holiday package for both a New Zealand and Australian winner to return to holiday in Hawaii. Other highlights for the agents included a surfing lesson at Huntington Beach, California and exploring downtown Portland, Oregon. Hawaiian Airlines also delighted the Megafam attendees at the final Gala evening by launching an exclusive incentive to win their own Business Class x 2 holiday package for both a New Zealand and Australian winner to return to holiday in Hawaii. Pictured in New York are: Back Row: Meredith Salotto, Hawaiian Airlines; Alfina Maugeri, Flight Centre; Beverley Wills, Your Travel & Cruise; Craig Martin, Flight Centre; Ian Carswell, Escape Travel; Debra Duke, House of Travel; Wayne Mitcham, Brand USA; Carol Kirkup, United Travel. Front Row are: Antony Myers, House of Travel; Kasey Pederson, Escape Travel; Vienna Partridge, Helloworld; Siobhan Keyy, Flight Centre; Bethany Lawson, Flight Centre; Debbie McCamish, Helloworld. Pictured at Huntington Beach are: Back Row: Zelle Tepsa, Flight Centre Liverpool, NSW; Brent Hevey, Escape Travel, Ballarat, VIC; Brandon Searl, Flight Centre, New Farm, Brisbane; Rodney Moore, Flight Centre Darlinghurst, NSW; Simone Macdonald, World Travellers Fusion, New Zealand; Angela Delaney, Harvey World Travel, New Zealand; Amy Boustead-World Travellers Fusion NZ, Meagan Maynard-Visit California. Middle: Therese Oliver, Naracoorte Travel n Cruise, SA; Renae Walkerden, Escape Travel, Burleigh, QLD; Jo Vella, Hawaiian Airlines. Front: Kayla Cranfield, Flight Centre Gouger St, SA; Kathy Thomaidis, The Travel Agency, VIC. Pictured sampling the wares at Hopworks in Portland: Back Row from left to right: Natalie Heuston, itravel, Warners Bay Newcastle; Deborah Sue Nicholson, Flight Centre Mobile Travel Brisbane; Trinity Hastwell, Hastwell Travel and Cruise, Adelaide; Tara Kane, Madigan Turner Travel Associates, Maroochydore; Kay Willett, Hawaiian Airlines; Matt Niederer, Flight Centre, Melbourne; Penny Pickett, House of Travel, Cambridge, New Zealand; Charmaine Hawke, New Zealand Travel Brokers; Tony Dominey, Travel Today New Zealand; Jo Palmer, Gate 7. Kneeling at front are Melissa Healy, Flight Centre, Perth and Jess Willetts, Flight Centre St Lukes, New Zealand. Were you one of the lucky agents who attended the MegaFam? Share your photo snaps with us… Other stories you may like ROCK OUT! There’s more to Greater Palm Springs than Coachella! CALIFORNIA LOVE: TravelManagers delight in California’s sights, food & scenery NYC or RIO: Agents, which Qantas ultra long-haul ‘dream city’ could you ACTUALLY sell?