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Sydney’s Town Hall was lit up in red, white and blue last night as if it was the 4th of July, as American tourism destinations wrapped up their annual Visit USA expos for Australia.

Sydney had the strongest crowd of three shows with over 270 agents packing Sydney’s Town Hall to capacity, as agents were once again entertained by Hollywood celebrity Richard Reid.

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It was a memorable night for Visit USA President Kylee Kay, who celebrated her last Visit USA expo as President.

She has chosen not to continue with the voluntary role to focus on family and her own business.

Kylee was presented with commemorative plaque for her dedication and support to Visit USA by Monique Roos, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service and Consulate General.

Visit USA President Kylee Kay receiving an honorary support award from Monique Roos.

Visit USA President Kylee Kay receiving an honorary support award from Monique Roos.

The committee of Visit USA has now voted in Lucy Rowe, former Vice President of Visit USA to step up and lead the organisation to continued success with all travel trade initiatives for 2018 and the 2019 expo series.

So that’s a wrap for 2018 with three successful events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Travel Agents were able to brush up on all the latest news from a huge line up of US tourism boards, tourism regions, airlines and attractions on show.

There were also many prizes given away.

Prize winner Michael Stone of Flight Centre Burwood takes home one of the major holiday prizes for the evening. Left to right: Lucy Rowe, Visit USA, Michael Stone Flight Centre Burwood, Richard Reid event MC.

Prize winner Michael Stone of Flight Centre Burwood takes home one of the major holiday prizes for the evening. Left to right: Lucy Rowe, Visit USA, Michael Stone Flight Centre Burwood, Richard Reid event MC.

The Visit USA members will stay in Sydney for two more events including a B2B session  today with key wholesalers, as well as a media breakfast in partnership with International Media Market Place.

READ: Brand USA: Four things you need to know

READ: USA FEVER: USA Expo Week launches Down Under

Did you get along to the Visit USA expo this week? How did you find it?