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Friday-Tuesday, May 3-7, 2024

Attend as a Domestic Buyer

IPW—the world's premier Visit USA marketplace—welcomes a limited number of qualified domestic buyers to attend and meet with thousands of qualified U.S. exhibitors in one location.

Please note: In 2023, the former Domestic Buyer registration category was been split into two different categories of buyers: Domestic Buyer and Exhibitor Buyer. This page pertains to the revamped Domestic Buyer category, which is intended for tour operators and wholesalers based in the United States and selling a significant amount of USA product to domestic travelers.


Depending on type of business and origin of passengers, eligible domestic buyers will be classified as:

  • Domestic Tour Operator
  • Domestic Wholesaler

NOTE: Organizations that fall into one of these company types should see the new Exhibitor Buyers category for criteria and guidelines.

  • Receptive/Inbound Operators or BedBanks
  • Online Travel Agents (OTA)
  • Marketing and Technology Providers and E-Commerce

IPW Domestic Buyer Program

  • Intended for U.S.-based travel package companies that purchase U.S. domestic product, but DO NOT sell or distribute to the international group or leisure market, and DO NOT offer a marketing or technology solution as their primary business.
  • Intended for established businesses (three years or more) whose primary business function is travel.
  • Requires packaged travel, including a combination of hotels, attractions, transportation, etc., as the core function of the company's business.

Key Points

  • Buyer delegates must have the ability to negotiate and contract products.
  • Registration is available for a limited number of qualified buyers who are subject to pre-approval by the U.S. Travel Association and the IPW Advisory Group, which is comprised of exhibiting destinations and organizations.
  • Approved companies may register no more than four domestic buyers.
  • Both new and returning domestic buyer organizations may be required to complete the online Domestic Buyer Qualification Questionnaire.
  • Prospective buyer organizations must provide three current U.S. supplier references.

Registration Information

The first step to participating at IPW is to register online using your organization login codes.

Your one-time registration fee covers up to 42 pre-scheduled appointments with U.S. exhibitors, all meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW, host city destination experiences and local tours, and more.

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Already Registered?

Log into the My IPW portal using your individual login codes to:

  • make registration changes and additions
  • update your profile
  • find delegates
  • pay invoices
  • manage appointments

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Register for IPW 2024

Early Registration Discount Ends January 19

Key Dates and Deadlines

February 23 2024  
100 Percent Refund Deadline

Last day for international, domestic, and exhibitor buyers, and IAC Committee, Visit USA…

March 6 2024 6:00 p.m. EST  
Hotel Reservation Deadline (Guaranteed Placement at Delegation Hotel)

Deadline for hosted delegates to reserve your complimentary hotel accommodations at your…

March 22 2024  
50 Percent Refund Deadline

Last day for international and domestic buyers and IAC Committee, Visit USA Committee,…

Appointments

Through IPW's pre-scheduled appointments, you will have valuable face-to-face time to build and strengthen relationships with exhibitors. Learn more about IPW's online appointment system to get prepared before appointment scheduling opens.

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Hotel and Travel

Find helpful information about hotel reservations, destination experiences, volunteer opportunities, and ground transportation services offered to attendees.

Note: The room block for hosted Domestic Buyers is very limited in Los Angeles, and once filled, accommodations will be at the expense of the individual buyer. We therefore recommend registering and submitting your request for housing early.

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