U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the leading international inbound travel trade show. This year in 2019, it was held in Anaheim, California. Next year in 2020, it will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 30 to June 3. Every year, the host city is different and that’s what makes it exciting and interesting. In 2021, it’s to be held in Chicago, Illionis from April 24 to April 28.
During IPW19, there was a Las Vegas Travel Media Presentation. We got to get a taste of what’s coming at IPW 2020. From the presentation, it looks like there will be lots of exciting activities for the delegates to participate. From new restaurants, new hotels, new sports stadium and much much more.
In particular, I am super excited about new restaurants and my beloved sports. Eataly, the famous Italian Shop chain will be opening its shop in Vegas! They just opened their Eataly Toronto location and I was super impressed. And can you imagine this? Las Vegas has now become a sports city? In the past, many media don’t think any professional sports team will survive in the desert and there will be no loyalty of fans who mostly don’t base or live in Vegas. They may want to think twice as the Vegas Golden Knights is a prime example that if there is professional sports here in Vegas, there will be fans who will pay to watch them play. Golden Knights went to the NHL finals in its 1st season and they attracted attention from around the world. Although they didn’t win, but they had proven there is demand for sports in Vegas.
During the presentation, we were informed that the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas next season. The renamed Las Vegas Raiders are to begin playing home games at Allegiant Stadium (still being built as we speak) in the 2020 season. I would love to check out this stadium in person. I just love sports and love all the stadiums as each one of them are unique and different.
Lots of exciting is happening in Vegas and I hope I will be invited back for IPW 2020 to check all these amazing things in Vegas!
To end the presentation, Visit Nevada brought in 2 highly skilled performers to give us a taste of all the amazing live shows in Vegas!
Dates: Saturday, May 30, 2020 – Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States