Led by the Mayor, Michael Hancock, Denver tourism officials revealed plans to host IPW in 2018, with the closing event listed for the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where the U2 concert in 1983 was their road to fame in the USA.
The Mile High City’s hot culinary, music, craft beer, arts and cultural scenes will feature at the 50th anniversary of IPW in Denver next year. Official familiarisation tours after IPW will also bring delegates to key tourism hot spots across the state of Colorado.
“IPW is the most significant annual international marketplace in the USA, so it is a great honour for Denver to host this important travel industry event,” said Richard Scharf, President and Chief Executive, Visit Denver, the Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This is a wonderful opportunity to promote our city on a global stage and enhance our international tourism efforts.”
As one of America’s fastest growing cities, Denver has evolved to become a world-class international tourism destination. Beyond its well-known reputation as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Denver offers highly acclaimed museums and attractions, the second largest cultural and performing arts complex in the country, top-rated restaurant and craft beer scenes, the renowned Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, and the sixth busiest airport in the USA, offering global accessibility from 23 international destinations.
Consistently named among America’s best places to live, Denver also has become one of the most popular urban travel destinations in the USA, earning acclaim among America’s hottest cities for its restaurants, cultural scene, walkability, and outdoor activities, among other things.
“IPW 2018 delegates will be pleased to find they can travel by train from Denver International Airport directly to downtown Denver Union Station and experience a vibrant, walkable and active city with about 10,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center, IPW’s 2018 host venue,” said Scharf.