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Agent named Premier Aussie Specialist

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VAIL — Rosie Holliday has been named a 2016-17 North American Premier Aussie Specialist, one of an elite group of 100 travel agents recognized by Tourism Australia as top sellers of travel to Australia.

In its 10th year, the Premier Aussie Specialist program acknowledges travel advisers for their destination expertise, insider knowledge and contacts in Australia. The group has proven to be a valuable resource for Australia and travelers who are looking for experts to help make a trip to Australia a reality. Each agent receives extensive training and often travels to Australia to expand their professional knowledge.

With interest in Australia at an all-time high, more travelers are looking for experts to tailor trips to the country. Jane Whitehead, Tourism Australia vice president, The Americas said agents such as Holliday are important for the destination.

“Tourism Australia values our Premier Aussie Specialists, all of whom have a passion for Australia and help us demonstrate how accessible our country is and why there is nothing like Australia,” Whitehead said. “Currently we have a campaign called ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ where we highlight the best of our natural wonders, fresh flavors, welcoming people and new this year, our coastal and aquatic adventures.”

Tourism Australia launched its Coastal and Aquatic campaign to showcase the country’s iconic aquatic, beach and coastal destinations, with global ambassador, actor Chris Hemsworth in New York this year.

“I have a passion for the Outback and any kind of active or nature based travel to do with Australia and look forward to customizing trips to Australia,” Holliday said. “It’s an honor to be recognized for my work in selling Australia knowing that I’ve helped Australia and I’ve connected travelers to a wonderful place.”

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