By James Wilkinson at IPW 2015 in Orlando, Florida

More than 6500 delegates from 73 countries attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 47th annual IPW in Orlando, Florida last week (June 1), one that saw nearly 100,000 pre-scheduled business meetings held.

US Travel Association Malcolm Smith

Speaking exclusively on camera to HM in Orlando, the U.S Travel Association’s Senior Vice President, Business Development, and General Manager, IPW, Malcolm Smith, said travel initiated by IPW was projected to bring 8.8 million international visitors to the United States, $28 billion in total spending, and $4.7 billion in direct bookings to U.S. destinations over the next three years.

In the interview, he spoke about key markets, future growth and much more.

To view the exclusive HMTV interview, click on the Wistia image at the top of the page.


HM flew to Orlando with United Airlines, which flies three times daily from Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) to Los Angeles and onwards to Orlando. HM recommends flying in Business Class, which features flatbed seats, inflight WiFi, premium Australian and American wines, hundreds of hours of entertainment on demand and excellent service. Visit

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management