Keith Urban was the guest of honour at the Qantas Spirit of Australia Party in Los Angeles this evening.
The Qantas Spirit of Australia party, part of G’Day USA, is an annual event which promotes travel to Australia and celebrates Australian success in the United States.
Qantas International Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey said the airline was thrilled to host an exclusive performance by one of Australia’s most successful musicians.
“Tonight’s event was about showcasing the best of Australia on the world stage – something Keith Urban has been doing for many years,” Mr Hickey said.
“We’re delighted that he could join us at the second Qantas Spirit of Australia Party, alongside a host of accomplished Australians.
“Australia continues to export a wealth of talent in many fields, from acting and music to business and sport, and we are particularly well-represented in the United States.
“As national carrier, Qantas is proud to work with some of these outstanding individuals in promoting Australian tourism, trade and culture – including here at G’Day USA.
“Qantas remains by far the largest private contributor to Australian tourism, with a multi-million dollar marketing commitment, and we look forward to building on that investment during 2013.
“We will be maximising our relationship with tourism operators and state tourism authorities to ensure that we provide the strongest possible support for Australia’s destination marketing effort.”
Keith Urban said it was exciting to be involved with such a unique event.
“It’s a privilege to be able to lend my support to promoting the beauty and culture of Australia. Qantas has been the driving force behind that effort. We’re thrilled to have them partnering with us for our Australian tour,”Keith said.
Qantas will be treating some of their most frequent flyers to tickets and back stage passes at Urban’s Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney concerts.
The Qantas Spirit of Australia party was held at the Montage Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday 9 January.
Australian guests in attendance included John Travolta, Miranda Kerr, Liam Hemsworth, Axle Whitehead, Callan McAuliffe, Daniel McPherson, Zoe Ventoura, Jessica Gomes, Napoleon Perdis, Nicholas Bishop,Phoebe Tonkin, Jonathan LaPaglia, Ursula Brooks, Bella Heathcote, Andrew Dominik, Josh Lawson and Dean Guyer.
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