Travel & Tourism lost nearly US$4.5 trillion in 2020: WTTC

Buyer registration for IPW 2021 opens next week; March 31 webinar has more info

TORONTO — Buyer registration for IPW 2021 opens next week and event organizers are hosting webinars on Wed. March 31 to give delegates all the information they need.

IPW 2021 is scheduled to take place Sept. 18 – 22, 2021 in Las Vegas. IPW 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

“Buyer and press registration for IPW 2021, September 18-22, opens next week and the U.S. travel industry can’t wait to reconnect, rebuild and reunite with you in Las Vegas,” says IPW General Manager, Malcom Smith, in a letter to the industry.

Smith says IPW 2021, originally slated for May 2021 but then rescheduled for September, will be redesigned and reimagined with fully-integrated health and safety measures, a redrawn show floor to ensure adequate spacing and updates to show technology.

“Join us for a webinar next Wednesday, March 31 to learn all you need to know about plans for IPW 2021,” he adds.

With three webinar times to accommodate different time zones, the Americas webinar is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET., on March 31.

 

 

The link to register is here.

Webinar participants will hear about all the updates Las Vegas has planned as well as changes to IPW “that will maximize your experience while prioritizing the health and safety of all attendees,” says Smith. 

The webinars will also include plenty of time for Q&As.

Says Smith: “We realize that you are navigating the latest COVID-19 developments day-by-day, and our team has developed key dates and deadlines to ensure you can complete your IPW registration worry-free. Our new deadlines keep in mind the challenges you are facing and allow for greatly extended refund deadlines. Begin rebuilding your business and help jump start the industry’s recovery by registering early, knowing that you can receive a full refund until June 30.”

The letter also notes that U.S. Travel, premier sponsor Brand USA and hosts, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Travel Nevada, are fully committed to conducting a successful, productive and, above all, safe IPW: “IPW will continue to work closely with the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada Health Guidelines, CDC recommendations and others to ensure best practices are implemented and followed.”