Only the U.S. Travel Association reaches the travel industry in its entirety, extending its influence across all 19 segments.
U.S. Travel Association hosts a number of events and unique programs that further our mission of growing travel to and within the U.S. and provide added value for our members. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for companies of all sizes seeking to support our work and provide thought leadership to the travel industry.
Through distinctive sponsorship offerings, sponsors can gain visibility through branding on promotional materials, receive marketing opportunities for products and services and secure access to key networking events with decision-making travel leaders.
"As a first time sponsor at IPW Las Vegas, we were so excited to be a part of getting the industry together once again! Our goal was to increase our Brand visibility and presence for both buyers and sellers along with generating additional interest to learn more about Niagara Falls USA!"
U.S. Travel’s IPW is the leading international inbound tradeshow, connecting U.S. travel exhibitors with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business—with previous IPWs generating more than $5.5 billion in future travel—securing America’s position as a foremost global travel destination and showcases the best of what the U.S. has to offer. Showcase your brand on a global stage, and explore IPW sponsorship opportunities.
"ESTO…is an absolute priority for us year after year. It’s efficient, welcoming and frankly a good return on our investment."
ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations) is U.S. Travel’s definitive annual learning and knowledge-sharing forum for destination marketing professionals, featuring relevant, engaging content in a one-of-a-kind forum tailored to large and small destinations alike. This multi-day, high-profile conference allows attendees to learn about current trends, hear the latest research, network with peers and discover implications for the future of destination marketing. ESTO offers an abundance of unique, high-impact sponsorships.
Future of Travel Mobility
“The Future of Travel Mobility” gathers global leaders in travel, transportation, and technology, elected and appointed officials as well as policy influencers and key media to engage on central issues impacting the future of travel mobility and the traveler experience. Topics include: sustainable travel, seamless and secure travel, and innovative and emerging travel—all strategically media facing and aimed at facilitating dialogue that drives meaningful advancement. There are many unique sponsorship opportunities at this event that includes access to an influential audience, media exposure and more.
Destination Capitol Hill (DCH)
"Simpleview is solely committed to the health, wealth and prosperity of the travel industry, so it is important for us to support and influence the key issues and policies that affect our clients and industry partners."
U.S. Travel’s premier legislative fly-in brings together travel leaders from across the country to educate policymakers on the power of travel. The program combines a legislative day on Capitol Hill with advocacy training, guest speakers and peer-to-peer networking. DCH provides delegates and sponsors with an opportunity to learn about upcoming legislation that impacts travel, network with peers and meet with members of Congress to stress the importance of travel as an economic driver.
U.S. Travel Board Meetings
"The U.S. Travel Association is made up of the best and brightest leaders in our dynamic, complex and ever-changing industry. There is no more qualified audience for us."
U.S. Travel’s Board consists of our premier-level membership tiers: Chairman’s Circle, Board Circle and Association Board Circle. The role of the Board is to advise, assist and support the Association in its mission and objectives. Specifically, the Board will serve the critical function of advising the Executive Board on U.S. Travel’s strategic plan and policy priorities. The Executive Board is the governing body of U.S. Travel, providing overall direction for the association by establishing policies and monitoring implementation of policies by the association’s staff under the direction of the President and CEO.
These events also afford superior networking opportunities for board members across the entire U.S. and all travel segments. Board meeting sponsorships provide unique opportunities to network and create lasting relationships with senior executives and industry leaders from DMOs, Attractions, Accommodations, Airlines and more.
The Destinations Council represents over 425 U.S. Travel Association destination marketing organizations (DMO) and convention and visitors bureau members whose purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of DMO professionals through DMO-specific research initiatives, mentorship. professional development opportunities, and thought leadership. Gain networking access and brand exposure to Destinations Council board members through sponsorship of a meal or break for the council’s meeting.
National Council of Attractions and Experiences (NCAE)
Composed of theme parks, museums, shopping centers, zoos and aquariums, historical landmarks, national parks, sports venues, theater and entertainment venues, sightseeing tours and more, the National Council of Attractions and Experiences works to enhance the effectiveness of these sectors through relevant research and tools, networking opportunities and thought leadership. Network with NCAE’s board of advisors and put your brand front and center through sponsorship of a meal or break for the council’s meeting.
National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD)
Representing all 50 states, the five U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia, the National Council of State Tourism Directors leverages the collective strength of state tourism offices to provide leadership and a forum for information sharing and education on issues impacting tourism at the state level. Interact with this select group of travel leaders during their meetings 3 times a year.