Visit USA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of travel to the United States of America, has compiled an indispensable guide on travelling in the United States.
The Visit USA members, with decades of experience, have contributed snippets of wisdom and crucial tips about travelling in the States for Australian travellers which have been combined into a booklet for travel agents.
Access to the downloadable guide is available free of charge, from the Visit USA website now.
To promote the guide, Visit USA is asking travel agents for their own favourite tips for travelling in the USA. The best tip will win its contributor AU$500* cash.
To enter the competition consultants can leave their tips on the Visit USA Facebook page and through its Twitter account. The winning tip will be included in the regularly updated guide.
“Who wouldn’t want to win $500 cash,” Visit USA President Janette Davie says. “Australian travel agents have garnered some amazing travel hints and we are looking forward to adding their suggestions to the Visit USA guide.
“The guide will be an essential tool for all travel agents selling travel to the USA. It contains up-to-date advice on things like visa requirements, tipping, shopping, restaurant etiquette etc..”
An example of a handy, lesser known tip, included in the new Visit USA travel guide, is: wall switches are off in the down position and on in the up position – the reverse of Australia. Wall sockets do not have an on/off position – they are always on…this courtesy of Visit USA Secretariat Mike Lillie.
For travel agents wishing to increase their knowledge and skills, the Visit USA website also provides quick links to several member online training modules such at Brand USA, Disney Parks and Resorts, Hawai’i Tourism Oceania, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, New York and Company, Visit Anaheim, and Visit California.