On January 20, 1917, Arthur Davidson and his wife, Clara, left on a business trip for Australia and New Zealand in an effort to grow international sales. Arthur Davidson was the general sales manager for Harley-Davidson. In addition to building a strong domestic dealer network, he traveled to recruit international dealers. He first traveled abroad in 1915, traveling to England and Scotland. He and his wife traveled several times over the course of two decades. According to their passport, their trip in 1917 also included Tasmania and Pago Pago, the capitol of the American Samoa.