For the first time, U.S. Travel Association’s IPW will be held in San Antonio. The tradeshow will meet May 20-24, 2023 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Initial plans call for a “Viva San Antonio,” opening night gala in La Villita on the River Walk, along with a parade in honor of the delegates. Closing night festivities will be hosted by the title sponsor Travel Texas and will take place on the grounds of the Alamo.
IPW 2023 is predicted to generate a positive impact on the San Antonio economy, with projections for more than 395,000 new international visitors and $614 million in international visitor spending in the three years following the show. In addition, IPW 2023 is anticipated to create more than 2,700 new jobs for San Antonio and contribute $143 million in state and local tax collections.
“San Antonio is ready to welcome all in 2023 and plans are well underway for a productive and powerfully memorable IPW and your San Antonio experience will be unparalleled,” said Marc Anderson, president and CEO of Visit San Antonio. “One thing we know for sure, you will leave San Antonio with our city in your heart–because it is the real and true warmth and hospitality of San Antonians that will stay with you forever. We cannot wait to host you next year.”