Embark on a musical journey through America as you visit the cities that have helped shape the sound of the USA, and inspire your clients to book an unbeatable toe-tapping adventure.

Music is an essential part of the travel experience. For many travellers, music plays a vital role in creating memories and enhancing experiences, whether it be going on your first overseas trip, seeing your favourite band or just immersing yourself in the sights and smells of a new destination – the music you hear becomes a soundtrack to your life.

Do you have clients that travel for gigs, their favourite artist, world-famous festivals or hidden musical gems? Well, the United States is home to so many different music genres, you simply have to visit; from rock to blues, jazz and hip hop, no matter what your style, it is truly a music lover’s dream.

Over 3 weeks, Excite Holidays aims to take agents on a journey through the key music cities in the USA including Portland and Chicago, exploring the genres, icons and destinations that have shaped America’s identity. And on the way, they aim to inspire agents to book their clients on a trip they will never forget. PLUS, earn bonus points for all your work!


Rock out in Portland

A music venue in Portland

Get amongst it at some of the best live music venues in the country with a tour of Portland’s top spots. See a band at Mississippi Studios, which was once a Baptist Church, get a true dive bar experience at grunge bar The Know, or catch a gig at Oregon Zoo!

For a touch of music royalty, grab a drink at The Old Portland, owned by Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, or Poisons Rainbow, owned by Modest Mouse’s Issac Brock, and don’t miss your chance to see iconic music venues like the Crystal Ballroom and Revolution Hall.


Get the blues in Chicago

Blues legend Buddy Guy immortalised “Chi-town” in “Sweet Home Chicago” and went on to influence people like Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Excite Holidays‘ curated guide aims to showcase to agents the most iconic places to eat, drink and experience some of the world’s best jazz and blues.

From famous bars and theatres to fine dining restaurants and museums, the guide is bursting with all the need-to-know spots! Catch a live performance at The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, the famed hangout of Al Capone, or explore the city’s musical history at The Art Institute of Chicago. For an authentic Windy City music experience, grab a late-night bite at Buddy Guy’s Legends, owned by the electric blues icon himself, with the restaurant serving hearty cajun-style soul food and featuring artist memorabilia all over the walls.


Book and earn points

It should be music to agents’ ears that they can score 500 bonus rewards points for every night booked in Portland from Monday 2 – Sunday 8 July 2018 and in Chicago from Monday 9 – Sunday 15 July 2018.


Download the Chicago guide below.

To learn more about the music of America, and inspire your clients to embark on an adventure filled with music and wonder, visit engage.exciteholidays.com/brandusa.


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Written by Paul Chai, KARRYON contributor

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