Avocados Australia Book now! Californian study tour
Industry Notice

One week left to book!

Bookings close on Friday 31 May. Act now to secure your spot in the Australian industry's pre-World Avocado Congress tour of California.

We're also collating a list of Australian congress attendees, to facilitate networking. More on that below!

Californian tour bookings essential
Deposits are now being taken for the Australian industry tour to Californian growing areas in the week before the 2019 World Avocado Congress in Columbia.

The tour will run from 17-19 September, with attendees needing to arrive in Los Angeles on 16 September to start early the next day. 

Click here for the full agenda of visits to nurseries, orchards, packers and research stations. The tour includes visits to orchards, Gem avocado plantings, high-density plantings, canopy management sites, the largest packing house in the world, rootstock and variety collections.

Accommodation, most meals and ground travel during the California tour will be organised as part of the tour package. However, participants will be required to arrange their own flights to California and onward to Medellin, Colombia for the World Avocado Congress, as well as Congress tickets. We encourage booking your travel with the tour company we have appointed for the California visits, Pulse Travel.

If you’re keen to attend the Australian industry tour, you can now secure your spot by paying a $1,000 deposit with Pulse Travel before 31 May. Please contact Pulse Travel directly on 07 3004 6666 or groups@pulsetravel.com.au.

Indicative prices are based on a 0.63 exchange rate and 25 participants. Costs may change if the exchange rate changes or unexpected tour costs are required.

  • Twin Share – US$841.65 = AU$1,335 per person
  • Single – US$1,023.75 = AU$1,625 per person

If you have any questions, contact Amanda at admin2@avocado.org.au. To secure your place, please contact Pulse Travel on the details above to pay your deposit.


Australian congress attendees
Are you keen to know who else will be in Colombia for the congress?
Avocados Australia is collating a register of attendees, that we will share with those on the register.
Contact Amanda at admin2@avocado.org.au if you would like to be added to the register.


Where we're staying in Colombia
We're going to be staying at the NH Collection Medellin Royal Hotel in Medellin during the World Avocado Congress. This is also the recommended hotel for New Zealand Congress participants. If you would also like to stay at the Medellin Royal, you can book:
• directly - www.nh-collection.com/hotel/nh-collection-medellin-royal
• via your preferred agent or website
• or via Pulse at 07 3004 6666 or groups@pulsetravel.com.au.
It pays to shop around for the best accommodation deal.


World Avocado Congress tours
Please note, Avocados Australia is still endeavouring to confirm final details of the World Avocado Congress official tours, and dates. You can view the three available WAC tours here: www.worldavocadocongress.co/avotours/.


The Australian industry tour is part of the strategic levy investment project, Avocado industry development and extension (AV17005), part of the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund. This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation avocado research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and contributions from the Australian Government. 

Horticulture Innovation Australia
This Industry Notice has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the avocado research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.