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Volume 17. Issue 54. 10th July 2017. View Online
International Pow Wow (IPW) - Washington and Travelbiz was there

International Pow Wow (IPW) took place in the host city of Washington DC where a large contingent of the Irish trade attended.

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Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) arriving at Dulles International Airport Washington DC
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) arriving at Dulles International Airport Washington DC
Pow Wow (IPW) - The Brits & Irish Party

Destination DC hosted the IPW 2017 Brits & Irish Party on the outdoor roof-top terrace of The Hall of States Capital View building

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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
IPW (Pow Wow) - the media breakfast & more!

The first official IPW event for the visiting media was appropriately held in the Newseum, Pennsylvania Ave whose mission is to promote, explain and defend free expression.

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Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) on the roof-top terrace of the Newseum
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) on the roof-top terrace of the Newseum
IPW (Pow Wow) – “I have a dream”

Washington DC host city authorities for IPW 2017 were keen to showcase much of what is on offer to visitors, so numerous tours of various places of interest were organised for visiting delegates.

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Anyone for the original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries
Anyone for the original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries
IPW (Pow Wow) - the Opening Ceremony

"Celebrate Under the Stars” was the title of the IPW 2017 Opening Ceremony held in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

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John Devereux (American Holidays) and Tom Travers (Hotel Beacon NYC)
John Devereux (American Holidays) and Tom Travers (Hotel Beacon NYC)
IPW (Pow Wow) - America is open for Business

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.

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Mark White, Svetlana Yazovskikh and Greg Evans (Philadelphia CVB)
Mark White, Svetlana Yazovskikh and Greg Evans (Philadelphia CVB)
IPW (Pow Wow) - The Parties

While daytime at IPW is jam-packed with business appointments, meetings and functions, IPW takes on a different atmosphere in the evenings when scores of parties,  after-parties and even after the after-parties

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Dee Burdock (Visit USA Committee Ireland) enjoying the male dancer at the Destination DC and NYC & Company LGBTQ event
Dee Burdock (Visit USA Committee Ireland) enjoying the male dancer at the Destination DC and NYC & Company LGBTQ event
IPW (Pow Wow) - Las Vegas CVA Appreciation Dinner

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was the host for the Appreciation Dinner held for a small select number of invitees, Travelbiz was the only Irish presence and was represented by Declan Mescall (Features Editor).

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The Hosts: Heidi Hayes, Rafael Villanueva, Kelly Sawyer (all Las Vegas CVA)
The Hosts: Heidi Hayes, Rafael Villanueva, Kelly Sawyer (all Las Vegas CVA)
IPW (Pow Wow) - Closing Ceremony

The IPW 2017 Closing Ceremony was held in the Nationals Park baseball stadium and was attended by over 6,000 delegates.

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Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) and friend!
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) and friend!
IPW (Pow Wow) - Post Tour ..Indulge all Five Senses in Maryland

After IPW, numerous Fam trips around the region were organised for delegates.  

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Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) sampling some Flying Dog beers
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) sampling some Flying Dog beers
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