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IPW (Pow Wow) opens in Washington....and the Irish trade are there

7th June 2017 - 3:20pm

Gillian Young (Executive Director) and Dee Burdock (Chairperson) both Visit USA Committee Ireland

Gillian Young (Executive Director) and Dee Burdock (Chairperson) both Visit USA Committee Ireland

International Pow Wow (IPW) is taking place in the host city of Washington DC and a large contingent of the Irish trade is attending.   Declan Mescall Travelbiz Features Editor) is there to bring you all the photos and news.  Over the next few days the US Travel Association will extend a “One Big Welcome” to 6,300 buyers, suppliers and media from over 70 countries.   This is the 49th annual IPW event and last year nearly 75 million international travellers visited the US.   Washington is excited to host this prestigious gathering and is pulling out all the stops to showcase all the city has to offer visitors.   Declan flew as a guest of Aer Lingus on their direct flight from Dublin to Dulles International Airport and was delighted to report the excellent on board service mean it was a very enjoyable flight and even arrived one hour ahead of schedule.   As they say “Smart flies Aer Lingus”. More on Travelbiz Social media as well as next ezine.


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Gillian Young (Executive Director) and Dee Burdock (Chairperson) both Visit USA Committee Ireland
Some of the attendees at the Brits & Irish Party
Linda Ryan, Veronica Flood (both Tour America), Patricia Purdue (Visit USA International Advisory Committee Ireland) and Liz Wright (Tour America)
Dave Hennessy (Tropical Sky), John Devereux (American Holidays) and Ivan Beacom (Aer Lingus)
Holly Best (Virgin Atlantic), Dave Hennessy (Tropical Sky), John Devereux (American Holidays), Ivan Beacom (Aer Lingus), Gillian Young (Executive Director Visit USA Committee Ireland) and Dave Cole (Universal Orlando Resort)
Gillian Young (Executive Director Ireland), Jonathan Sloan (Chair UK) and Dee Burdock (Chairperson Ireland) all Visit USA Association
Marcel Fuchs, Bob Schumacher (GM United UK & Ireland), Lesley Roberts (United), Gillian Young (Executive Director Ireland), Dee Burdock (Chairperson  Ireland), Jonathan Sloan (Chair UK) all Visit USA Association
Kristy Rooney, Greg Evans and Ingrid Ruz (all Kimpton Hotels)
Dee Burdock (American Holidays and Chairperson Visit USA Committee Ireland) Duncan McCubbin (Visit North Carolina)
Keith Chuter and Sonia Kurek (both British Airways)
Gillian Young (Executive Director Visit USA Committee Ireland)Declan Mescall (Features Editr Travelbiz) and Jenny Rafter (Aer Lingus)
Graham McKenzie (TravelMole) and Kevin Harris (MDSG)

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