In conjunction with the New York State Division of Tourism, we recently held an exclusive agent event to celebrate our “Win a Trip to New York State” incentive.

20 top selling agents were invited to spend an evening at Bowery Lane in Sydney’s CBD, indulging in all things New York State. The trendy space oozed NY-style glam, with wild flowers, vines, candles and fairy lights featured throughout, to help bring the campaign to life.

Ben Urquhart and Maia Luke from the New York State Division of Tourism, and Bart Druitt and Joyce Weir from Hawaiian Airlines were in attendance, along with the Excite Holidays Sales and Marketing Team, who were on hand to mingle and answer any questions about the incredible destination. Both Ben and Bart also gave short presentations, showcasing all that New York State has to offer, and the ease in which agents’ clients can travel there.

Guests were served Moscow Mule cocktails, glasses of bubbly and an impressive selection of canapés on arrival, before indulging in soft shell crab, braised beef brisket, crispy pork knuckle, and roasted seasonal vegetables. For dessert, guests could choose between a New York cheesecake and an apple pie. It was certainly a taste bud tingling extravaganza!

Each agent was given a goodie bag that contained custom merchandise from Excite Holidays, New York State Division of Tourism and Hawaiian Airlines.

It was a fantastic night out filled with lots of laughs, great food and of course, an incredible destination!