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IPW is your one-stop shop for story ideas and the latest news and trends for the U.S. travel product. Complimentary registration is available for qualified members of the media.

International Journalists

International Registration Guide: View e-book. Download PDF.

Media interested in attending IPW should submit their name and credentials for review to the International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair in their region, along with a recently published article (within the past 12 months). Articles must be about travel within the United States. Proof of a journalist's name on the masthead of an accredited publication is also acceptable. You will be notified of your status via return email. Please direct your questions to your International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair or to Cathy Keefe, U.S. Travel's Media Relations Manager.

Registration is complimentary for international journalists, and is subject to pre-approval by theInternational Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair and the U.S. Travel Association.

Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as an international journalist in 2016, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2017 registration online.

Have your login codes? Register Now

If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form. Please review the Key Dates and Deadlines for important registration deadlines. Due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee that login code requests submitted fewer than 5 days in advance of a registration deadline will be processed in time for you to submit your registration form before registration closes.

Your complimentary media registration fee includes:

  • Access to an online press room, offering comprehensive press materials (story ideas, news releases, photos, logos, videos, etc.), 30 days in advance of IPW through August 31, 2017;
  • Exclusive Press Brunch and Media Tours on Sunday, June 4, 2017;
  • A full day of Brand USA Media Marketplace activities on Monday, June 5, 2017, providing direct access to up to 200 destinations and U.S. travel product providers;
  • The opportunity to request additional appointments on the tradeshow floor with U.S. suppliers/exhibitors who did not participate in the Brand USA Media Marketplace;
  • Round-trip airport/hotel/ground transfers in Washington, D.C. and between function sites;
  • All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW;
  • Washington, D.C. sightseeing and post-familiarization tours; and
  • Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered U.S. suppliers

Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize, sponsor, or participate in 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. Please note additional registrations must be approved by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair. 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.

To cancel your IPW international journalist registration, contact U.S. Travel via email at intlreg@ustravel.org.

The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations. Be sure to review the Key Dates and Deadlines and Registration Fees for all cancellation policies and deadlines.

U.S. Travel provides complimentary lodging for five nights, June 3-7, 2017 (with check-out on June 8, room and tax only) when you successfully participate in all scheduled media activities. The success of IPW depends upon all delegates fully engaging in as many business appointments as possible. We thank you for your cooperation!

Deadline for Hosted Delegate reservations, as space permits: May 1, 2017. Learn more.

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

Note: the deadline for registration is April 24, 2017; the deadline for hosted delegate housing is May 1, 2017.

Find helpful trip planning information including air fare and car rental discounts, press and sightseeing tour information and registration links, and ground transportation info and schedules here.

International journalists may submit up to 25 requests for appointments with those exhibitors who have not opted out of the journalist appointment option.

Appointment requests are submitted 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.

Press appointments will be scheduled so as not to conflict with official IPW press activities (i.e., the Brand USA Media Marketplace* and the press conferences). On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, there is the potential for a total of 17 appointments with exhibitors in their booths on the show floor during the official Business Appointments Sessions; however, it is possible that a journalist might not receive 17 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The manual scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.

Note: Any international journalist who wishes to submit appointment requests must register and submit his/her requests by April 24, 2017. Appointment Requests will not be accepted after this date.

PR delegates (from U.S. supplier organizations that purchased a media marketplace table) and media will be able to make prescheduled appointments. Appointment scheduling will take place during the manual scheduling period only and all media marketplace delegates will be notified when this option is open. PR delegates and media will be able to make up to 20 appointments each during manual scheduling. Appointments will be 10 minutes in length with a five-minute cross time.

The Brand USA Media Marketplace schedule for Monday, June 5:

  • Session I (PRs staff their branded table) is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • IPW Lunch: 12:40-1:40 p.m.
  • Session II (PRs staff their branded table) is from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Brand USA Media Marketplace Reception (closed event for media and PRs): 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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

Entry deadline: Spring 2017

U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA’s IPW Travel Writer Awards, sponsored by CityPASS, were established to honor outstanding work in print journalism for United States travel destination stories.

Domestic Journalists

Print and broadcast media interested in attending IPW should submit their name and credentials for review to Cathy Keefe, along with a recently published article in an accredited news outlet (within the past 12 months). Articles must be about travel within the United States. Proof of a journalist's name on the masthead of an accredited publication is also acceptable. You will be notified of your status via return email. Please direct your questions to Cathy Keefe.

Your complimentary domestic journalist registration provides access to all official IPW functions, including the Brand USA Marketplace Hall, Brand USA Media Marketplace, press tours, luncheons, and all evening events. Only working journalists may attend the show; publishers, advertising, media or sales representatives are not eligible.

Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as a U.S. journalist in 2016, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2017 registration online.

Have your login codes? Register Now

If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form. Please review the Key Dates and Deadlines for important registration deadlines. Due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee that login code requests submitted fewer than 5 days in advance of a registration deadline will be processed in time for you to submit your registration form before registration closes.

Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize, sponsor, or participate in 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 changes should be submitted via email to U.S. Travel at ipwreg@ustravel.org. All substitutions or name changes must be approved by Cathy Keefe.

To cancel your IPW domestic journalist registration, contact U.S. Travel via email at ipwreg@ustravel.org.

The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations. Be sure to review the Key Dates and Deadlines and Registration Fees for all cancellation policies and deadlines.

Domestic journalists are responsible for making their own hotel reservations, and should do so through the U.S. Supplier/Press Housing Bureau to obtain the best negotiated rates for the conference. Learn more.

Take a few moments to review the Domestic Journalists Key Dates and Deadlines

Note: the deadline for registration is April 24, 2017; the U.S. Supplier/Press Housing Bureau closes at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time on May 12, 2017.

Find helpful trip planning information including air fare and car rental discounts, press and sightseeing tour information and registration links, and ground transportation info and schedules here.

Domestic journalists may submit up to 25 requests for appointments with those exhibitors who have not opted out of the journalist appointment option.

Appointment requests are submitted 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.

Press appointments will be scheduled so as not to conflict with official IPW Press activities (i.e., the Brand USA Media Marketplace* and the press conferences). On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, there is the potential for a total of 17 appointments with exhibitors in their booths on the show floor during the official Business Appointments Sessions; however, it is possible that a journalist might not receive 17 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The manual scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.

PR delegates (from U.S. supplier organizations that purchased a media marketplace table) and media will be able to make prescheduled appointments. Appointment scheduling will take place during the manual scheduling period only and all media marketplace delegates will be notified when this option is open. PR delegates and media will be able to make up to 20 appointments each during manual scheduling. Appointments will be 10 minutes in length with a five-minute cross time.

The Brand USA Media Marketplace schedule for Monday, June 5:

  • Session I (PRs staff their branded table) is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • IPW Lunch: 12:40-1:40 p.m.
  • Session II (PRs staff their branded table) is from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Brand USA Media Marketplace Reception (closed event for media and PRs): 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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

Appointment Scheduling

View IPW Appointment Scheduling tutorials

Entry deadline: Spring 2017

U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA’s IPW Travel Writer Awards, sponsored by CityPASS, were established to honor outstanding work in print journalism for United States travel destination stories.

Learn More