Registration

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.

Eligibility

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 and custom publishers 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.

Contact Cathy Reynolds

Registration Information

Registration Opens Mid-January.

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 the past, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your organization login codes to submit your 2021 registration.

Learn the difference between organization login codes and individual login codes

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.

Request Organization Login Codes

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.
What Does My Registration Include?
Access to the IPW Online Press Room, offering comprehensive press materials, 30 days in advance of IPW and 3 months after
Exclusive Press Brunch and Destination Experiences on Sunday, September 19, 2021
Brand USA Media Marketplace activities on Monday, September 20, 2021
Opportunity to request additional appointments with exhibitors who did not participate in the Brand USA Media Marketplace
Group ground transfers between function sites
All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW
Destination experiences and post-familiarization tours
Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered exhibitors

Already Registered?

Already Registered?

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

  • update your profile
  • find delegates
  • manage appointments

New to IPW?

Check out some helpful tips to make the most of your participation.

Download the IPW Orientation Manual

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.

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Cancellation Policy

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.

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Key Dates and Deadlines

March 1 2021  
Housing Bureau Opens - Hosted Delegates

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

July 7 2021  
Online Appointment Scheduling Available

Appointment scheduling instructions will be emailed to registered delegates and online…

July 30 2021 6:00 p.m. EDT  
Hotel Reservation Deadline (Guaranteed Placement at Delegation Hotel)

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

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.

Monday,
September 20 2021

Brand USA Media Marketplace: Open Networking Time

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Brand USA Media Marketplace: Session I

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Appointments 1-13

IPW Lunch

12:40-1:40 p.m.

Brand USA Media Marketplace: Session II

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Appointments 13-20

Brand USA Media Marketplace Reception and Presentation of IPW Travel Writer Awards

4:00-5:30 p.m.

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 15 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 August 6, 2021. 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, September 18-22, 2021 (with check-out on September 23, room and tax only) when you successfully participate in all scheduled media activities. The deadline for hosted delegate housing with your delegation is July 30, 2021. Reservation requests will be accepted between July 31-August 27; however, final hotel assignments for these late requests will not be available until September 10.

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IPW Travel Writer Awards

U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA's IPW Travel Writer Awards honor outstanding work in print journalism for United States travel destination stories. 

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