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.
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 several examples of recently published articles in accredited news outlets (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.
Only working journalists may attend the show; CEOs, publishers, advertising, media or sales representatives are not eligible to register as journalists but may participate through the Marketing and Technology Pavilion.
International journalists must be pre-approved by their in-country International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair.
Please direct your questions to your International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair or to Cathy Reynolds, U.S. Travel's Media Relations Manager.
Have your Organization Login Codes?
Registration is complimentary for international journalists, and is subject to pre-approval by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair and the U.S. Travel Association. Only working journalists may attend the show; publishers, advertising, media or sales representatives are not eligible for the journalist registration category.
Online registration requires organization login codes. If you attended as an international journalist in 2018, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your organization login codes to submit your 2019 registration.
If you need organization login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form. If you need login codes, please submit the brief Login Code Request Form. 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 qualify for a particular registration fee discount or to submit your registration form before registration closes.
Notes 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.
- IPW does not offer a guest registration for family members, and no partial registration to attend only the IPW social events.
|Access to the IPW Online Press Room, offering comprehensive press materials, 30 days in advance of IPW through August 31, 2019|
|Exclusive Press Brunch and Media Tours on Sunday, June 2, 2019|
|Brand USA Media Marketplace activities on Monday, June 3, 2019|
|Opportunity to request additional appointments with exhibitors who did not participate in the Brand USA Media Marketplace|
|Round-trip airport/hotel/ground transfers in Anaheim, California, and between function sites|
|All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW|
|Sightseeing and post-familiarization tours|
|Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered exhibitors|
Additions and Changes
Registration changes should be submitted via email to U.S. Travel. All substitutions or name changes must be approved by Cathy Reynolds.
Please note additional registrations must be approved by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) Chair.
To cancel your IPW international journalist registration, contact U.S. Travel via email.
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 for all cancellation policies and deadlines.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Hotel Reservation Deadline (Guaranteed Placement at Delegation Hotel)
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Appointment Requests Due
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Brand USA Media Marketplace Appointments and Schedule
The Brand USA Media Marketplace offers 20 appointment slots each lasting 10 minutes with a five-minute cross time. Media Marketplace appointments can be requested during the initial appointment requesting period. See schedule below.
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Brand USA Marketplace Hall Appointments
International journalists may submit up to 25 requests for appointments with those exhibitors who have not opted out of journalist appointments.
Business appointments at IPW are pre-scheduled based on international and domestic journalist requests. Appointment requests are submitted via the My IPW portal. Once the Online Appointment Scheduling period closes, the appointments will be computer-generated according to the 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 afternoon, there is the potential for a total of 17 appointments with exhibitors in their booths on the show floor during the official Business Appointment Session. 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 22, 2019. Appointment Requests will not be accepted after this date.
Want to Learn More about Appointment Scheduling?
Visit the Appointments page to learn more about how to schedule your appointments at IPW and view appointment scheduling tutorials to set you up for success at IPW.
Hotel and Travel
U.S. Travel provides registered international journalists with complimentary lodging for five nights, June 1-5, 2019 (with check-out on June 6, room and tax only) when you successfully participate in all scheduled media activities. The deadline for hosted delegate housing with your delegation is April 15, 2019. Reservation requests will be accepted between April 16 and May 16; however, final hotel assignments for these late requests will not be available until May 24.
Click through to learn more about helpful trip planning information including press and sightseeing tour information and registration links, and ground transportation info and schedules.
Don’t let language barriers stand in the way of productive appointments. Jeenie™ is the official language assistance app of IPW 2019. This mobile app provides on-demand access to live translators any time you need them at IPW. Jeenie™ packages include bilingual human translators, as well as video and audio chat options—all you need is a smartphone or iPad and you can connect with a live translator in less than 60 seconds. Order a Jeenie™ package for your international appointments so you can hold three-way conversations with your visitor and virtual translator. Special pricing is available for IPW delegates.
IPW Travel Writer Awards
Entry deadline: Spring 2019
U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA's IPW Travel Writer Awards honor outstanding work in print journalism for United States travel destination stories.