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IPW Travel Writer Awards

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

Entrants for the IPW Travel Writer Awards must be domestic or international media attending IPW.

Winners are announced at the Brand USA Media Marketplace Reception at IPW, where the winner of each category will receive $1,000 USD.

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Winners are chosen each year in the following categories:

Best U.S. Travel Destination article

Entries must be travel features about one or more U.S. travel destinations or attractions.

(Three winners awarded in this category)

Best IPW Host City article

Entries must be based on most recent host city

Best Trade Publication article

Entries must be from a travel trade publication and should be about a U.S. travel destination or attraction.

Congratulations to the 2021 Travel Writer Awards winners!

Download the press release and photo.

The 2021 IPW Travel Writer Awards were presented at IPW during the Media Marketplace Reception at Resorts World Las Vegas. Photo caption from left to right: Jason Glascock, Vice President of Sales, Resorts World Las Vegas; Jennifer Merrick (Canada), Cecilia Nuñez (Mexico); Mari Vidigal (Brazil); Fionn Davenport (Ireland); Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association. Not pictured: Lauren Jarvis (United Kingdom)

Past Winners

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Contact Us

Need more information about the IPW Travel Writer Awards?

Cathy Reynolds

Lead Manager, IPW Press Operations

[email protected]