Travel Weekly has teamed up with Brand USA on a series of articles that will run throughout the autumn and showcase some of America’s key destinations in the run-up to the peak sales period.

The first three fortnightly articles will run in partnership with USAirtours, while the second three features in November and December will run in partnership with Gold Medal.

Each article will include new products, openings and events in 2018, as well as sample packages to help you book.

And you have a chance to win some great prizes by answering questions about the destinations featured.

Chris Ellis, director of global trade development for Brand USA, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Travel Weekly and our operator partners to showcase key destinations for 2018. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for tour operators to put together itineraries and help travel agents persuade their customers to come or come back to the US.”

Guy Novik, chief executive of USAirtours, said: “We have seen great growth in the past year, particularly in multi-centre bookings, thanks to our unbeatable product, partnerships and sales team. In the last year, we have offered more agent fam trips to the USA than ever before, and we are delighted to continue that commitment to improving destination knowledge within the trade by working with Brand USA on its fantastic education programmes.”

hotusaRoss Sinclair, senior product manager Americas and the Caribbean at Gold Medal, said: “Gold Medal are delighted to be working with Brand USA to showcase the different holiday options available across this fantastic country from cityscapes to beach retreats. It’s a great opportunity to show our agent network the depth of our product and give them the tools they need to support future bookings to the USA.”

You can check out the What’s Hot in the USA features on this page throughout the autumn, and win some great prizes by clicking here.

Feature one: Las Vegas, Utah and Colorado


Feature two: New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville


Feature three: Washington DC and Virginia

Feature four: Washington DC and Orlando

Feature five: Los Angeles, Hawai’i and San Francisco

brand_usa-w5Feature six: New York and Philadelphia