International Presidents


International Members




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A great project we are proud of

The Hosts Academy is proudly brought to you by the IWPA, an international association of travel agents, wedding and event planners, professionals working in the tourism market. IWPA has offices in all 5 continents, with the two main offices in Ravello (Italy) and Laguna Niguel (California, USA). Read more about the Association.

IWPA Mission

Our Mission

The Association's Mission, with targeted and strategic actions, on specific territories and internationally, includes:

  • Promote the development and recognition of professionals in the travel, wedding & event planning sectors;
  • Represent the categories of hosts, travel agents, wedding & event planners in relations with institutions;
  • Form the associates and promote their education in collaboration with universities, organizations, private companies, national and international representations;
  • Promote international event tourism & destination wedding, also with participation in exhibition;
  • Promote the professional development of members with events, debates, trade fairs, national and international conferences, media and online initiatives, agreements with other associations and organizations;
  • Promote exchanges of information among members through annual Conference, meetings and coordination actions;
  • Support, promote, organize and manage media and specific publishing activities for the travel, wedding and events sectors.

About the Association

IWPA is an association of travel agents, destination wedding planners, event planners and travel services suppliers, with offices in all five continents that address the needs of the regional and international networks. The president of each region selects the members who have met the criteria of trusted and preferred vendors, creating a turnkey option that allows each member to expand their revenue base and product line as well as network and global reach.

Being an international group, IWPA brings together operators linked to the travel and wedding markets, representing all branches of the supply chain.
Members meet at regional, national and international level, creating opportunities and synergies between them and the international partners.
The Area Presidents are facilitators who help develop the incoming and outgoing market, so as to create concrete opportunities, both for the internal market, for the short supply chain and for the long supply chain.


Business Opportunities

The Hosts Academy and the IWPA together are a great combo to boost your business!

  • Earn 1% of all fees collected by the Hosts Academy
  • Between 15% and 20% discount on services and packages on sale by other members
  • Free and continuous social and magazine advertising on the IWPA channels
  • Free, full and continuous online advertising on the Academy Blog and the Courses Listings
  • Possibility to get involved in business travels paid by the Association.

Academy Executive Members

Rob McKee

Rob McKee

IWPA United States President

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Suita Carrano

Suita Carrano

IWPA Founder and President

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100k+ followers, customers and members in the network

We partner with universities, associations, companies, professionals and very interesting projects around the world. We are part of a network with more that 100 thousand among followers, customers and members, related to the hospitality, wedding and technology fields.

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