The USA Discovery Program, Brand USA’s official travel agent training platform for the US, has recently launched three new badges, including ‘North Dakota Department of Commerce’, ‘Texas Tourism’ and ‘Universal Studios Hollywood’.

Each badge provides an overview of the destination, product and attraction, with in-depth sections focusing on accommodation options, food and drink, nightlife, must see and must do experiences, as well as new rides and car hire locations.

The new badges join a host of existing ‘Extra Learning’ material available on the site, as well as ten experiential specialist badges, including Music, Culture & Heritage, Fly-Drive and the Great Outdoors, bringing the total number of badge modules available to earn on the site to 33.

From January 1, 2017 agents logging British Airways and American Airlines flights to the USA can apply for a place on the USA MegaFam, due to be the biggest to date and which will take place from May 11-18, 2017. As part of the MegaFam selection process, agents are encouraged to also take as many badges as possible in order to win a place.

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