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IPW (Pow Wow) - America is open for Business

10th July 2017 - 3:25pm

Mark White, Svetlana Yazovskikh and Greg Evans (Philadelphia CVB)

Mark White, Svetlana Yazovskikh and Greg Evans (Philadelphia CVB)

The theme of IPW, held this year for the first time in Washington D.C. the capital city of the USA, was One Big Welcome.   Roger J. Dow (President and CEO of the U.S Travel Association) was emphatic in stating “the USA is very much open for business and America welcomes you” and expects to welcome over 61.7 million visitors in 2017, an increase of one million on last year.   Over 12.4 million of these visitors are international visitors.   He also assured the IPW attendees that “Brand USA is here to stay”.   The main business at IPW is conducted at the Media Marketplace, where U.S suppliers have scheduled appointments with media from around the world, and at the Brand USA Marketplace where overseas buyers from over 70 countries meet with U.S suppliers.   Mr Dow said that “a single IPW gathering generates around us$4.7 billion in future travel, bringing 8.8 million more international visitors to the U.S. over the next three years”.


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Mark White, Svetlana Yazovskikh and Greg Evans (Philadelphia CVB)
Christopher L. Thompson (President and CEO Brand USA) addressing a press conference
A view of the Brand USA Media Marketplace
Luncheon sponsored by Brand USA, speaker Muriel Bowser (Mayor Washington D.C.)
View of luncheon room set to cater for over 6,000 delegates
Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt
Fred Dixon (President and CEO NYC & Company)
A view of the Brand USA Marketplace Hall
A view of the Brand USA Marketplace Hall
A view of the Brand USA Marketplace Hall
A view of the Brand USA Marketplace Hall
The Atlantic City stand at IPW 2017
Mr Super Cool, Reginald Charlot (NYC & Company)
Uncle Sam has One Big Welcome for Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
David Hennessy (American Sky) taking time out at IPW for a shoe shine
Vanessa Holohan (Budget Travel) and Gillian Young (Visit USA Committee Ireland)
The Daytona Beach stand at IPW
The Florida Keys & Key West stand
The North Carolina stand
The Miami stand
The Missouri stand
The Visit Orlando stands

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