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At U.S. Travel's IPW - the world's premiere Visit USA marketplace - international leisure buyers, meeting and incentive buyers and domestic buyers can meet with thousands of qualified U.S. Suppliers in one location, conduct business through a unique, pre-scheduled appointment system, develop valuable contacts during the day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the host city at night.

Domestic Buyers

International Leisure Buyers

Meeting and Incentive Buyers

Domestic Buyers

At U.S. Travel Association's IPW - the world's premiere Visit USA marketplace - you can meet with thousands of qualified U.S. Suppliers in one location, conduct business through a unique, pre-scheduled appointment system, develop valuable contacts during the day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the host city at night.

If your organization has not attended IPW as a Domestic Buyer in the past, please complete the online Domestic Buyer Qualification Questionnaire. - Coming Soon

Eligibility

The following types of companies may be considered for the domestic buyer registration category under the stated conditions:

  • Receptive Tour Operators
    • Must be U.S. based organization exhibiting at IPW.
    • Cannot register an individual as both exhibit booth staff and a domestic buyer.
    • Individual registered as a domestic buyer can only request appointments with those exhibitors who have not selected the Opt Out of the Domestic Buyer Appointments Option.
  • Domestic Wholesale Buyers and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)
    • Must be U.S. based organizations.
    • Primarily responsible for travel.
    • Are not eligible to have an exhibit booth.
    • Individual registered as a domestic buyer can only request appointments with those exhibitors who have not Opted Out of the Domestic Buyer Appointments Option.

In addition, eligible companies interested in attending IPW as a domestic buyer must:

  • Have the ability to transmit travel (view and secure inventory);
  • Be registered to sell travel (ARC, IATA) or be a member of an accredited travel association such as RSAA, ASTA, USTOA, NTA, ABA;
  • Have open-user groups and feature product on a year-round basis; and
  • Have the ability to package travel and offer commissionable rates.

Approved domestic buyer companies* may only register delegates who have the ability to contract product and carry the title of Product Manager, Marketing Manager or similar. Staff in positions such as Business Development, Partner Marketing or Media Sales are not eligible to attend IPW as domestic buyers, and may wish to consider exhibiting under the Marketing Partner category.

*Domestic buyer companies and registered delegates are subject to the approval of the U.S. Travel Association and the IPW Planning Committee, which is made up of exhibiting destinations and organizations.

Organizations that do not qualify for the domestic buyer registration category include: print, broadcast, and interactive media; universities; advertising, public relations, consulting and research servicing companies; financial institutions, and services such as: marketing systems (SEO/SEM, advertising, email campaigns, lead generation, web designs); software design, distribution channel management, and social media sites and applications.  These types of organizations may wish to consider exhibiting under the Marketing Partner category.

Conditions for Acceptance

You will be notified in March 2015, when online appointment scheduling is available to search for and request appointments with U.S. suppliers. Your registration will not be considered valid if you do not submit a minimum of 30 Appointment Requests on or before April 17, 2015.

As a condition of acceptance of your registration, you must agree to keep your pre-scheduled appointments. The U.S. Travel Association and the U.S. travel industry make a large investment to host you at IPW and in return we ask that you make every effort to honor your pre-scheduled and onsite commitments. Future attendance at IPW will be denied to those domestic buyers who consistently cancel, "no show" or do not attend their appointments.

Due to the availability of numerous appointment scheduling opportunities such as ipw.com, the Monday morning Appointment Scheduling Session and the onsite Message Centers, refunds are not issued to buyers who do not receive pre-scheduled appointments.

- 2015 Registration Fees - Buyers, Non-Buyers, & Press

Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as a domestic buyer in 2014, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2015 registration online.

To be eligible for the member rates, 2015 member dues must be paid by February 27, 2015, regardless of when the registration purchase was made. If the dues payment is not received by February 27, 2015, the Non-Member Rate will be applied to the IPW registration invoice (paid or unpaid) and balance billed.

Have your login codes? Register Now. - Coming Soon

If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form.- Coming Soon

Note: if your organization has not attended IPW as a Domestic Buyer in the past, please complete the online Domestic Buyer Qualification Questionnaire INSTEAD OF the Log-in Code Request Form. - Coming Soon

Registration Includes:

  • Up to 44 pre-scheduled appointments with U.S. suppliers/exhibitors
  • Round-trip airport/hotel/ground transfers in Orlando and between function sites
  • All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW
  • Orlando sightseeing and post-familiarization tours
  • Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered U.S. suppliers

Note: There is no spouse or family program, and no partial registration will be given for attendance at IPW social events.

Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize or sponsor any activities that conflict with the official IPW program or sponsored event during official conference hours. Violation of these terms may render the participant ineligible for future participation in IPW.

Registration additions, substitutions and changes may be made online at ipw.com.

Payment must be included for each additional registration; however, there is no charge for name changes/substitutions.

Note: You must contact U.S. Travel at ipwreg@ustravel.org to cancel any item from your previous purchases. This cannot be done through the online registration system.

Be sure to review the Key Dates and Deadlines and Registration Fees for all cancellation policies and deadlines.

You will only be able to cancel items from your previous purchases by contacting U.S. Travel at ipwreg@ustravel.org

In the event of a paid delegate cancellation, the registration fee will be refunded in full if written cancellation notice is received by U.S. Travel Association on or before January 23, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time). Notices received between January 24-February 27, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted for registration cancellations received after February 27, 2015.

Note: Refunds due from credit card payments will be credited back to that credit card account. Refunds due from check payments will be refunded by check sent by mail. If you require the refund check to be sent by express mail, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from your amount due.

The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations.

U.S. Travel provides complimentary lodging for five nights, May 30-June 3, 2015 (with check-out on June 4, room & tax only) when you meet the following criteria:

  • You submit and accept a minimum of 30 appointments via ipw.com.
  • You participate fully in ALL three days of business appointments, June 1-3, 2015.

The success of IPW depends upon all delegates fully engaging in as many business appointments as possible. We thank you for your cooperation!

Learn more about Hotel and Trip Planning.

Take a few moments to review the upcoming Domestic Buyer Key Dates and Deadlines.

Note: the deadline for registration is April 10, 2015; the deadline for housing is April 15, 2015.

Hotels, airlines and car rental companies are offering special rates for this year. Learn more.

Business appointments at IPW are pre-scheduled based on international and domestic buyer and exhibitor requests.

Domestic buyers may submit via ipw.com up to 50 appointment requests with exhibitors who have not selected the Opt Out of the Domestic Buyer Appointment option.

Once the Online Appointment Scheduling period closes, the appointments will be computer-generated according to a priority matching order.

You will receive your appointment schedule list a few weeks before IPW.

Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed. Through the manual scheduling system, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with buyers who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you. Please respond promptly to all appointment requests you receive through the manual scheduling system so that your fellow participants can make the most of their schedule.

Over the course of the three show days, there is the potential for a total of 44 buyer appointments; however, it is possible that a buyer might not receive 44 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The manual scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.

Please keep in mind that if you have not paid your 2015 registration in full, you will not have access to request appointments, and U.S. suppliers will not be able to request an appointment with you via ipw.com. To determine if you have an outstanding balance, select Pay Invoices from the Registration drop down menu.

For more information on appointment scheduling, follow the links below.

Appointment Scheduling

View IPW appointment scheduling video tutorials

International Leisure Buyers

At U.S. Travel Association's IPW - the world's premiere Visit USA marketplace - you can meet with thousands of qualified U.S. suppliers in one location, conduct business through a unique, pre-scheduled appointment system, develop valuable contacts during the day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the host city at night.

Download the International Registration Brochure. - Coming Soon

Qualified buyers of USA travel products and services are eligible to register for U.S. Travel Association's IPW by invitation only.

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chairs for each of our 70+ participating countries send U.S. Travel's invitations to international leisure buyers and international meeting and incentive buyers. All registrations must be approved by the IAC Chairs and the U.S. Travel Association.

Companies interested in attending IPW as an international buyer should meet the following criteria:

  • Have the ability to transmit travel (view and secure inventory);
  • Be registered to sell travel (BSP, ARC, IATA) or be a member of an accredited travel association;
  • Have open-user groups and feature product on a year-round basis; and
  • Have the ability to package travel and offer commissionable rates.

Conditions for Acceptance

Your registration will not be considered valid if you do not submit a minimum of 30 Appointment Requests on or before April 17, 2015. As a condition of acceptance of your registration, you must agree to keep your pre-scheduled appointments.

The U.S. Travel Association and the U.S. travel industry make a large investment to host you at IPW and in return we ask that you make every effort to honor your pre-scheduled and onsite commitments. Future attendance at IPW will be denied to those buyers who consistently cancel, "no show" or do not attend their appointments.

Due to the availability of numerous appointment scheduling opportunities such as ipw.com, the Monday morning Appointment Scheduling Session and the onsite Message Centers, refunds are not issued to buyers who do not receive pre-scheduled appointments.

- 2015 Registration Fees - Buyers, Non-Buyers, & Press

Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as an international leisure buyer in 2014, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2015 registration online.

Have your login codes? Register Now. - Coming Soon

If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form.- Coming Soon

Registration Includes:

  • Up to 44 pre-scheduled appointments with U.S. suppliers/exhibitors
  • Round-trip airport/hotel/ground transfers in Orlando and between function sites
  • All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW
  • Orlando sightseeing and post-familiarization tours
  • Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered U.S. Suppliers

There is no spouse or family program, and no partial registration will be given for attendance at IPW social events.

Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize or sponsor any activities that conflict with the official IPW program or sponsored event during official conference hours. Violation of these terms may render the participant ineligible for future participation in IPW.

Registration additions, substitutions and changes may be made online at ipw.com.

Payment must be included for each additional registration; however, there is no charge for name changes/substitutions.

Note: You must contact U.S. Travel at intlreg@ustravel.org to cancel any item from your previous purchases. This cannot be done through the online registration system.

Be sure to review the Key Dates and Deadlines and Registration Fees for all cancellation policies and deadlines.

You will only be able to cancel items from your previous purchases by contacting U.S. Travel at intlreg@ustravel.org

In the event of a paid delegate cancellation, the registration fee will be refunded in full if written cancellation notice is received by U.S. Travel Association on or before January 23, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time). Notices received between January 24-February 27, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted for registration cancellations received after February 27, 2015.

Note: Refunds due from credit card payments will be credited back to that credit card account. Refunds due from check payments will be refunded by check sent by mail. If you require the refund check to be sent by express mail, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from your amount due.

The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations.

U.S. Travel provides complimentary lodging for five nights, May 30-June 3, 2015 (with check-out on June 4, room & tax only) when you meet the following criteria:

  • You submit and accept a minimum of 30 appointments via ipw.com.
  • You participate fully in ALL three days of business appointments, June 1-3, 2015.

The success of IPW depends upon all delegates fully engaging in as many business appointments as possible. We thank you for your cooperation!

Note: Non-appointment taking buyers do not receive the complimentary hotel accommodations.

Learn more about Hotel and Trip Planning.

Take a few moments to review the upcoming International Leisure Buyer Key Dates and Deadlines.

Note: the deadline for registration is April 10, 2015; the deadline for housing is April 15, 2015.

Hotels, airlines and car rental companies are offering special rates for this year. Learn more.

Business appointments at IPW are pre-scheduled in advance based on international and domestic buyer and exhibitor requests.

Each registered buyer is required to have his or her own individual set of appointments.

International leisure buyers may submit up to 50 appointment requests. Once the Online Appointment Scheduling period closes, the appointments will be computer-generated according to a priority matching order.

You will receive your appointment schedule list a few weeks before IPW.

Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed. Through the manual scheduling system, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with buyers who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you. Please respond promptly to all appointment requests you receive through the manual scheduling system so that your fellow participants can make the most of their schedule.

Over the course of the three show days, there is the potential for a total of 44 buyer appointments; however, it is possible that a buyer might not receive 44 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The manual scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.

Please keep in mind that if you have not paid your 2015 registration in full, you will not have access to request appointments, and U.S. suppliers will not be able to request an appointment with you via ipw.com. To determine if you have an outstanding balance, select Pay Invoices from the Registration drop down menu.

For more information on appointment scheduling, follow the link below.

Appointment Scheduling

View IPW appointment scheduling video tutorials

International Meeting & Incentive Buyers

At U.S. Travel’s IPW – the world’s premiere Visit USA marketplace – international meeting and incentive buyers can meet with 1,000 U.S. suppliers (representing every state, major city, destination and hotel) in one location, conduct business through a unique, pre-scheduled appointment system, develop contacts during the day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the host city during the evening events.

Download the Meeting and Incentive Buyers Guide Brochure. - Coming Soon

To qualify, buyers must be responsible for planning, organizing, recommending or making financial decisions for any of these events outside their home country: corporate meetings and hospitality, incentive travel programs, association meetings, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, road shows, product launches, promotional events, training program.

Buyers are invited from the following market sectors:

  • Agency: incentive, business and conference travel agencies, full service incentive houses, conference organizers, sales and promotion agencies, marketing, PR and advertising agencies.
  • Association: international or European institutes, federations or associations which organize congresses, conventions and meetings internationally.
  • Corporate: executives within companies involved with meetings, conferences and incentive travel programs. Participants should have responsibility for, or direct influence over, decisions regarding destinations/venues.

All registrations are approved by the U.S. Travel Association and the International Advisory Committees.

- 2015 Registration Fees - Buyers, Non-Buyers, & Press

Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as a meetings and incentive buyer in 2014, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2015 registration online.

Have your login codes? Register Now.- Coming Soon

If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form.- Coming Soon

All international meeting and incentive buyers registered for IPW are automatically enrolled in the hosted buyer program. Benefits include:

  • Complimentary registration for approved meetings and incentive buyers attending for the first time;
  • Complimentary 5-night (May 30-June 3, room and tax only) hotel stay at an assigned host hotel;
  • Business appointments with U.S. suppliers from across the country;
  • Three entertaining and informative luncheons;
  • Three exciting evening events held throughout Orlando;
  • Unique FAM trips of Orlando; and
  • Transportation between airport and host hotels.

There is no spouse or family program, and no partial registration will be given for attendance at IPW social events.

Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize or sponsor any activities that conflict with the official IPW program or sponsored event during official conference hours. Violation of these terms may render the participant ineligible for future participation in IPW.

Learn more about Hotel and Trip Planning.

All requests must be in writing. Please send an email to MIB@ustravel.org or contact your International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chairs.

Be sure to review the Key Dates and Deadlines and Registration Fees for all cancellation policies and deadlines.

You will only be able to cancel items from your previous purchases by contacting U.S. Travel via email at MIB@ustravel.org.

In the event of a paid delegate cancellation, the registration fee will be refunded in full if written cancellation notice is received by U.S. Travel Association on or before January 23, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time). Notices received between January 24-February 27, 2015 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted for registration cancellations received after February 27, 2015.

Note: Refunds due from credit card payments will be credited back to that credit card account. Refunds due from check payments will be refunded by check sent by mail. If you require the refund check to be sent by express mail, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from your amount due.

The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations.

U.S. Travel provides complimentary lodging for five nights, May 30-June 3, 2015 (with check-out on June 4, room & tax only) when you meet the following criteria:

  • You submit and accept a minimum of 30 appointments via ipw.com.
  • You participate fully in ALL three days of business appointments, June 1-3, 2015.

The success of IPW depends upon all delegates fully engaging in as many business appointments as possible. We thank you for your cooperation!

Note: Non-appointment taking buyers do not receive the complimentary hotel accommodations.

Learn more about Hotel and Trip Planning.

Take a few moments to review the upcoming International Meeting and Incentive Buyer Key Dates and Deadlines.

Note: the deadline for registration April 10, 2015; the deadline for housing is April 15, 2015.

Hotels, airlines and car rental companies are offering special rates for this year. Learn more.

Business appointments at IPW are pre-scheduled in advance based on international and domestic buyer and exhibitor requests.

Each registered buyer is required to have his or her own individual set of appointments.

Buyers may submit up to 50 appointment requests via ipw.com. Once the Online Appointment Scheduling period closes, the appointments will be computer-generated according to a priority matching order.

You will receive your appointment schedule list a few weeks before IPW.

Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed. Through the manual scheduling system, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with buyers who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you. Please respond promptly to all appointment requests you receive through the manual scheduling system so that your fellow participants can make the most of their schedule.

Over the course of the three show days, there is the potential for a total of 44 buyer appointments; however, it is possible that a buyer might not receive 44 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The manual scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.

Please keep in mind that if you have not paid your 2015 registration in full, you will not have access to request appointments, and U.S. suppliers will not be able to request an appointment with you via ipw.com. To determine if you have an outstanding balance, select Pay Invoices from the Registration drop down menu.

For more information on Appointment Scheduling, follow the links below.