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Karryon Paparazzi: Visit USA Expos, Fukuoka & Oita, South African Tourism + TAT

Find out what's been happening around the traps with our Karryon Paparazzi weekly wrap of all the latest industry events, famils and get-togethers in Australia and further afield.

Find out what’s been happening around the traps with our Karryon Paparazzi weekly wrap of all the latest industry events, famils and get-togethers in Australia and further afield.

After two years of Zoom calls and video conferences, isn’t it fantastic to be back together in person again?

From major milestones to work anniversaries, industry famils to global conferences and everything in-between, we’re loving seeing you all getting among it.

Did you get papped? Or know someone who did? Check out the week’s curated soirees and events to see.

That’s a wrap: Visit USA Expo Series ends on a high in Sydney

Visit USA Australia committee members in Sydney.

After action-packed events in Brisbane and Melbourne this week, hosting around 150 travel advisors at each Expo, the Visit USA Expo 2022 Series concluded in Sydney last night as a smashing success with 200 agents and 30-plus exhibitors in attendance.

Read all about it here.

Japan’s Fukuoka & Oita Prefectures wine and dine Brissie advisors

Fukuoka & Oita Prefectures welcomed wholesalers, tour operators and agents for an evening of Japanese tastes at Brisbane’s Yoko Dining and to discover more about the prefectures, located on Kyushu Islands, as Japan prepares for a full reopening.

L-R: Saori Kato (Tourism Oita), Satomi Nishida (Fukuoka Prefecture Tourism Association), Masahiro Ide (FREEPLUS Inc./Oita Prefecture) and Nozomi Iwane (Fukuoka Prefectural Government) visited from Japan to attend the Brisbane event.
Inside Japan Tours’ Lachlan Miller and Jarrod Sinclair with GTI Tourism.
Satomi Nishida (Fukuoka Prefecture Tourism Association) and grand prize winner Lolo Trendell (Trendell & Turner Travel Associates).

South African Tourism launches new Network 10 series Food Trail: South Africa

Food Trail: South Africa host Warren Mendes.

South African Tourism treated 2,000 guests to an immersive afternoon of South African culinary delights and entertainment at The Argyle at The Rocks in Sydney in celebration of the new Network 10 series, Food Trail: South Africa, hosted by South African-born chef Warren Mendes.

Barry Conrad provided the musical entertainment.
South African dancers take over The Argyle.

TAT plants 1,000 trees in Vic, highlighting Thailand’s 7 Greens campaign

TAT Director Suladda Sarutilavan, Ambassador Busadee Santipitaks, Michael Smith and Maevadi Rosenfeldt.

On National Tree Day, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) joined forces with Koala Clancy Foundation and travel trade volunteers to plant 1,000 trees, helping to restore vital koala habitat in regional Victoria, followed by a delectable Thai lunch and a koala-spotting walking tour of the You Yangs.

Koala Clancy tree planting group.

TAT recently launched the 7 Greens campaign: Green Heart, Green Logistics, Green Attraction, Green Activity, Green Community, Green Service, Green Plus, which encourages resorts and tourism operators to adopt more sustainable strategies for the future.

Organiser Deborah Dickson-Smith and TAT director Suladda Sarutilavan.
Travel writer Jocelyn Pride and partner.

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