U.S. Travel Association Selects Greater Fort Lauderdale as Host of IPW 2026

IPW is an essential driver of the travel economy and will result in economic, job growth for the region


For the first time, Greater Fort Lauderdale will serve as host site of U.S. Travel’s IPW, the leading international inbound travel trade show and largest generator of travel to the United States, the association announced today. IPW will be held in the region on May 17-21, 2026. 

The 2026 event will be staged at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and at sites throughout the region.

What Is IPW?

IPW is an appointment-based show where contacts are made, relationships are nurtured and new business is contracted. After daily appointments end, the networking continues at evening events spotlighting the host city.

Who Attends?

IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace. It is a business appointment-based show that brings together:

  • U.S. travel organizations from across the country representing all categories of the industry
  • International and domestic leisure buyers
  • International meeting and incentive buyers
  • International and domestic journalists
  • International Advisory Committee representatives
  • Visit USA representatives
  • U.S. Government Commercial Service representatives
  • Marketing and technology providers


By The Numbers

  • 1,000+ U.S. Supplier Organizations Attend Representing All Regions And Industry Segments
  • 1,100+ Travel Buyers Attend From More Than 60 Countries
  • 500+ Travel Journalists Attend From Across The Globe


About U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing the $1.2 trillion travel industry, an essential contributor to our nation’s economy and success. The U.S. travel industry encompasses all facets of the traveler’s journey—from airports, airlines and hotels to attractions, convention and visitor bureaus and the destination itself. Travel is a key contributor to America’s vitality.