It was the date we all came together in the United States Embassy for an important event.
We started with the election of a new president and vice-president for VISIT USA Belgium. Gerald Ponsard was chosen as the president and Elke De Winne as vice-president. The board, for its entirety active in the Travel Industry as tour operators, travel agents, car rental companies, airlines and more, shares one common goal: promote and strengthen the USA as a tourist destination in Belgium.
The board proceeded to invite the travel agents to join the workshops where tour operators and Convention Bureaus briefed them on the latest news and information for them to take home and share with their clients.
Both the travel agents and the partners who attended truly shaped this successful event. We are now more than ever convinced that the cooperation of such eminent and quality-focused travel industry professionals will ensure that many more people will be inspired and continue to opt for the USA as their destination of choice
It goes without saying that such an event would not be complete without a typical American meal, kindly sponsored by the Utah Office of Tourism.
It was genuinely a wonderful evening and the Christmas spirit in and around the United States Embassy only added to the magic. We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to the ambassador Mr Ronald J. Gidwitz and his spouse for inviting everyone to the embassy and providing us with a place to organize the event. Without their presence and help, this event would not have been possible.