Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the travel industry. With this in mind, the ATTA collected feedback throughout its membership base and global community, and the most resounding need and priority from destinations and tour operators was a global consensus on health and safety guidelines for adventure activities.
The ATTA’s technical team with deep backgrounds in standard development, guide training, product development, and tour operations quickly mobilized. Below you will find the results – COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for ten adventure activities – Trekking, Cycling, Rafting, Camping including Food Prep in the field, Culinary Experiences, Cultural Tours/Sightseeing, Small Lodges, Small Vessels Cruising, Skiing & Snowboarding, and Wildlife Experiences – as well as an overarching guideline for the industry, all created in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, a world renowned healthcare provider, and the adventure travel industry.
There is no cost for anyone in the tourism industry to access and use these guidelines, thanks to ATTA and its contributors.
ATTA has created a badge for your website and physical location to show your clients and partners that you are actively following these Guidelines for Healthy and Safe practices. Once you download the Guidelines and implement, you may request a badge, see below. Please note: ATTA does not verify operator compliance. We are entrusting companies to implement the guidelines correctly before using the badge.
Please note: ATTA does not verify operator compliance. We are entrusting companies to implement the guidelines correctly before using the badge.
The ATTA technical team and Cleveland Clinic led a webinar on 30 June 2020 to discuss how to best adapt these guidelines to your business and region.
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These guidelines provide a path to an organized and safe reopening for the adventure industry by providing a common set of actions that can be used by a diverse pool of travel businesses and suppliers across the industry supply chain.
Cleveland Clinic, a world renowned healthcare provider ranked as a top U.S. hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “2019-20 Best Hospitals,” informed and advised the ATTA on the guidelines.