IPW is an Essential Driver of the Travel Economy and Will Result in Economic Growth for the Region

Anaheim, CA (December 7, 2023) - Visit Anaheim, the official destination marketing organization for Anaheim will serve as the host site of U.S. Travel’s IPW, the leading international inbound travel trade show and largest generator of travel to the United States. IPW will be held in the city of Anaheim on June 1-5, 2030.

“We are excited to return U.S. Travel’s IPW to Anaheim, given its success in hosting this event and the city’s variety of new experiences for global travelers,” said Geoff Freeman, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. “Hosting IPW will boost the Anaheim economy by a projected $550 million in new inbound traveler spending in the three years following this event.”

IPW is a business-first trade event, with over 90,000 pre-scheduled business appointments connecting 1,600 global travel buyers and press with several thousand U.S. travel suppliers. More than 5,000 travel professionals representing 60+ countries participate in total. Past IPWs have generated more than $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States.

“California is the ultimate playground for vacation dreamers, and there’s no better place to experience that than in Anaheim,” said Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California. “We’re thrilled to welcome IPW back and spotlight our abundance of world-class experiences and fun-loving culture.”

The Anaheim area continues to evolve and transform with ongoing developments, which will reflect a new destination to showcase in time for the IPW milestone. The 2030 event will be staged at several venues throughout the city including the Anaheim Convention Center, the Disneyland Resort®, ocV!BE and the OC River Walk.

“We are honored and thrilled to have been selected to host IPW in 2030,” said Christina Dawson, Senior Vice President of Operations at Visit Anaheim. “This event not only showcases our destination’s appeal but also opens doors for global collaboration, fostering tourism and economic growth. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome the world and showcase the unique experiences our destination has to offer.”

For more information on Anaheim and to discover all of the hotels, events and conventions the city has to offer, please visit visitanaheim.org.

About Visit Anaheim: Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to impact our communities and visitors through the power of travel. To learn more about Visit Anaheim, visit: www.visitanaheim.org and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.