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New Dates for IPW 2021

25th April 2020 - 10:30am

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021. This year's IPW, scheduled to convene in Las Vegas on May 30, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The previously scheduled 2021 host city, Chicago, agreed to step aside for next year and will assume the host mantle in 2025.

 

"This is incredibly welcome good news amid the serious challenges facing the travel industry and the world", said Roger Dow (U.S. Travel Association President & CEO). "Cancelling this year's IPW was a difficult though clearly necessary call, and our future host cities came together to achieve a win-win outcome for the future of the event".

 

Dow continued: "As we look to recover from this health emergency and the resulting economic crisis, it is fitting that we will be able to hold IPW in Las Vegas, a city that epitomizes the economic power of travel and tourism".

 

Other future host sites—Orlando in 2022, San Antonio in 2023, and Los Angeles in 2024—remain unchanged.

 

IPW is the country's leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $5.5bn in future travel to the US. At IPW, travel buyers meet face-to-face with sellers of US travel product, transacting business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.

 

Another serendipity from the reshuffling of dates: IPW 2021 will be held in the newly constructed West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

"Thank you to the leadership at the U.S. Travel Association for inviting Las Vegas to host its IPW 2021 trade show," said Steve Hill (CEO/President LVCVA).

 

"Brand USA is honoured to serve as the Premier Sponsor for the U.S. Travel Association's IPW. As the nation's destination marketing organization, IPW offers Brand USA the biggest stage and brightest lights to showcase our collective success to a global network of key industry stakeholders," said Christopher Thompson (Brand USA President & CEO). "We look forward to the opportunity to reconnect with industry friends and remind the world about all of the diverse destinations and amazing experiences across the US. We will see you back in Las Vegas in 2021".


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