U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow 2015 (IPW) took place from May 30 to June 3 at the Orange County Convention Center. Before the largest travel trade show in North America; IPW closed its doors, the U.S. Travel Association on Tuesday announced four future host cities for its annual IPW trade show, locking in locations through 2024.
Future host cities are:
Chicago, Illinois—2021 (fourth time as host since 1971, last hosted in 2014)
Orlando, Florida—2022 (a record eighth time as host, last hosted in 2015)
San Antonio, Texas—2023 (first time as host, and first IPW held in Texas since 2000)
Los Angeles, California—2024 (sixth time as host, last hosted in 2012)
“The next four IPW host cities mix East and West Coast, and first-time hosts with old favorites we’re excited to see again,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.
IPW is the largest travel trade show in North America—a one-stop opportunity for U.S. destinations, attractions and businesses to showcase themselves to thousands of influential travel professionals from international markets. The business transacted at IPW has been calculated by the independent firm Rockport Analytics to bring nearly one million extra international visitors and $1.7 billion in international tourism spending to recent host cities, and 8.8 million additional international visitors and $28 billion in international tourism spending to the U.S. economy overall.
As previously announced, New Orleans, La. will be the host city for IPW in 2016, followed by Washington, D.C. in 2017; Denver, Colo. in 2018; Anaheim, Calif. in 2019; and Las Vegas, Nev. in 2020.