Dallas And The State Of Texas Delegation To Visit Australia The Week Of March 21st

Qantas to establish nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas/State of Texas Delegation to Visit Australia week of March 21

The United States is currently welcoming a record-breaking number of visitors, and the State of Texas, and particularly the city of Dallas, has identified Australia as a market with high growth potential.

Qantas Airways Ltd. will begin nonstop service from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with four flights per week beginning 16 May 2011. The carrier is the first to establish nonstop passenger connection from North Texas to Australia, providing a new gateway to the United States for Australians and unprecedented access to Australia and the South Pacific for Texans.

In anticipation of this new, valuable partnership, a delegation of Texas travel luminaries will visit Australia and participate in media and travel trade events the week of 21 March 2011. Included are senior leadership from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the State of Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers per year. It provides non-stop service to 144 domestic and 44 international destinations worldwide.

Dallas, the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas, is a richly diverse city with the largest urban arts district in the U.S., countless luxury accommodations, the best shopping in the Southwest, a culinary scene led by four- and five-star/diamond restaurants and celebrity chefs, and 13 vibrant and distinctly different entertainment districts. Visitors enjoy its mild climate and central geographic location - Dallas is within a four hour flight to most major North American cities.

From rich Western heritage, arts and culture, and family fun, to outdoor adventure and delicious cuisine, the State of Texas truly caters to every kind of traveler.