Volunteers Needed for International Travel Conference


What Is IPW?

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. - it is NOT a typical trade show. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA (representing all industry category components), and more than 1,300 international and domestic buyers and 350 journalist from more than 70 countries conduct business negotiations that result in the generation of more than $4.7 billion in future Visit USA travel.

At IPW, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips. Each destination rolls out the red carpet and provides the ultimate visitor experience showcasing their destination to the world.

Why is it important to New Orleans and Louisiana?

Besides the immediate economic impact of a 6000 person conference in New Orleans in June, it is estimated that IPW will produce for New Orleans approximately 500,000 additional international visitors over a three year period following the convention. The 500,000 visitors will have an economic impact of over $1.2 billion in spending.

How can I get involved?

There are so many opportunities to get in front of these international buyers and journalist.

The following are a few:

a. Provide your product or services as an in-kind sponsor to enhance the delegates experience in New Orleans.

b. Volunteer in a variety of ways to make delegates feel welcome and network with them along the way.

Want to get involved? Need more information?

Contact the New Orleans CVB and ask for the Tourism Department at 504-566-5011 or email Jan Allen at jallen@neworleanscvb.com.

Also visit www.ipw.com. To receive the list of volunteer opportunities, register to at www.neworleanscvb.com/volunteers. There is no obligation to register and look at the opportunities.

Last modified on 11/04/2016

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