In Brief

New dates announced for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

The US Travel Association announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from September 18 to 22, 2021.

The September dates are revised from previously released 2021 event dates. US Travel, together with premier sponsor Brand USA and our hosts, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Travel Nevada, secured later dates to provide additional time for international long-haul travel to the United States to broadly resume.

"Next year’s IPW will reunite the global travel community and be the keystone for safely rebuilding international travel to the United States," said US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.

"While IPW will look a bit different next year, expect it to be the turning point for the all-important inbound travel sector.

"We are grateful for the support and flexibility of our many sponsors and attendees, both in the U.S. and around the world, and we can’t wait to see everyone in Las Vegas next September."

US Travel plans to open registration for IPW exhibitors in mid-November. IPW buyer and media registration will open in early 2021.


Airport Show announces new Digital event

The organisers of the world’s largest annual airport exhibition, Airport Show have unveiled plans to hold a new 'digital only' event in 2020 to keep the aviation community connected ahead of the Hybrid+ event planned in May 2021.

To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Airport Show Hybrid+ on May 24-26, 2021 will introduce a new digital element to the live, face-to-face event, taking place in DWTC, Dubai.

In the meantime, Airport Show Digital+ on December 7-9, 2020 will give the global community an opportunity to network, learn and engage through a new digital platform. The new digital arm has been designed to strengthen the Show experience and give a unique opportunity to seamlessly connect audiences across the world like never before.


ITB India goes hybrid

ITB India organiser has announced the adoption of a hybrid model for ITB India 2021. The coming tradeshow will be a combination of a live event (physical exhibition) held on April 7 to 9, 2021, in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India; and a virtual event happening five days later, on April 15-16, 2021.

The event will be amongst the first exhibitions in India to adopt a hybrid model. The live event will welcome over 8,000 attendees, more than 400 exhibitors, over 500 buyers, and an array of over 150 top speakers. The virtual event is set to complement the live event by reuniting a much wider audience accompanied with digital innovations to improve audience engagement and connectivity.

ITB India 2021 virtual event will be hosted on ITB Community in Asia (ITB Community). ITB Community is a one of a kind, unrivalled 24/7 experience for trade professionals to forge connections, strike conversations with industry peers and do business all-year-round.


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches zipline

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the World's Leading Theme Park, has introduced two state-of-the-art thrilling experiences, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line in November.

With the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk experience, guests will embark on an adventure unlike any other, allowing them to scale the signature Ferrari World Abu Dhabi red roof and take in spectacular vista views of Yas Island.

Guests looking for more adrenaline-fueled action can try the new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Zip Line. A first-of-its-kind attraction on Yas Island, guests can expect unrivalled Ferrari-inspired thrills as they zip from the heart of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi through the Flying Aces roller coaster loop.