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: Based on exhibitor surveys and feedback from the IPW Advisory Group, buyer criteria and qualifications have been updated for IPW 2023. Under the revamped program, the former Domestic Buyer registration category has been split into two different categories of buyers: Domestic Buyer and Exhibitor Buyer. This page pertains to the revamped Domestic Buyer category.


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

  • Domestic Tour Operator
  • Domestic Wholesaler
  • Domestic Retail Agency/E-Commerce

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

  • Receptive/Inbound Operators
  • 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 should be sourcing travel in a decision-making capacity.
  • 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 two domestic buyers.
  • First-time domestic buyer organizations must complete the online Domestic Buyer Qualification Questionnaire. Returning buyers may also be requested to complete the qualification questionnaire based on 2023 revamped criteria.
  • 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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Key Dates and Deadlines

January 18 2023  
Housing Bureau Opens - Hosted Delegates

Hosted delegate housing opens for appointment-taking buyers and journalists as well as U.S.…

February 3 2023 11:59 p.m. EST  
Early Registration Discount Deadline

Submit your domestic or exhibitor buyer registration and housing information, including payment…

March 3 2023  
Membership Dues Deadline

U.S. Travel Association 2023 membership dues must be paid by this date to qualify for IPW member…

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.

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