After having to scratch this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Las Vegas gets to host IPW 2021: The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its IPW, the “main event” for the international inbound tourism industry in the United States, will next be held in Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021. This year’s IPW, scheduled to convene in Las Vegas on May 30, was forced to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The previously scheduled 2021 host city, Chicago, agreed to step aside for next year and will assume the host mantle in 2025.
“This is incredibly welcome good news amid the serious challenges facing the travel industry, the country and the world,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “Cancelling this year’s IPW was a difficult though clearly necessary call, and our future host cities came together to achieve a win-win outcome for the future of the event.”
Dow continued: “As we look to recover from this health emergency and the resulting economic crisis, it is fitting that we will be able to hold IPW in Las Vegas, a city that epitomizes the economic power of travel and tourism. We are deeply grateful to Chicago, which had one of the most successful IPWs in recent memory as a first-time host in 2014, for their flexibility, generosity and collaborative spirit.”
Other future host sites—Orlando in 2022, San Antonio in 2023, and Los Angeles in 2024—remain unchanged.
Where IPW is in 2021, Where it Will be after that and Where It’s Been Before
2021—Las Vegas, May 10-14