It is our firm belief that you have to Give to Get. A business or organization’s health can often be measured by the vibrancy of those who contribute to its progress, how willing they are to share and collaborate and their ability to connect, whether in the digital or physical world. Here within the ATTA, you’ll find a thriving community of thousands of professionals who connect throughout the year by attending the ATTA’s annual Adventure Travel World Summit and local and regional AdventureConnect events. In addition, you can find the ATTA team on the Road and can connect with the ATTA and fellow members through educational webinars. Exclusively for ATTA Members, over two thousand people can be accessed in the online community called, The HUB.
Each year 700 travel industry influencers from countries across the globe gather in a host destination — such as Alaska, Chile, Ireland, Namibia and Switzerland — to network, learn, inspire and partner. In attendance at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) are tour operators, suppliers, gear outfitters, travel technology solution providers, destinations and media. This year’s Summit will be September 19-22 in Anchorage, Alaska.
The second annual AdventureELEVATE (#attaELEVATE) in Saguenay, Québec is a two-day intensive educational and networking conference that brings together thought-leaders and practitioners for inspiration, education and insights into the trends that shape our industry year-round. Like our popular Adventure Travel World Summit, ELEVATE has keynote speakers, concurrent sessions on technology, marketing and operations specific to adventure, and plenty of fun and fruitful networking sessions.
As a part of the ATTA’s overarching mission to serve as the hub and facilitator for responsible, profitable adventure businesses, destinations and media, AdventureConnect events offer our vibrant communities a chance to connect, network and grow our individual businesses and our larger global business community.
Designed by adventurers for adventurers, join us for a fully-hosted intensive familiarization, AdventureWeek, in which the ATTA partners with a destination to feature the best adventure travel products offered in that country. In additional to experiencing adventure travel in the destination, AdventureWeek participants — outbound tour operators, specialized travel agents and international travel media — meet with local operators and ground suppliers in a marketplace.
ATMEX (Adventure Travel Mexico) 2015 – In continued support of Mexico’s efforts to position itself as a premiere adventure travel destination, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is partnering with Visit Mexico on the ATMEX trade fair. This year, from August 26th – 29th in Chiapas, over 400 inbound Mexican operators, outbound tour operators, international buyers and media will gather to learn more about the benefits of offering adventure travel in Mexico. Through a dynamic business-to-business marketplace and educational sessions on adventure travel best practices and trends, ATMEX attendees will walk away with insights and new partnerships that will help them grow the adventure travel industry in Mexico.
From May 10 – 12, 2016 the inaugural AdventureNEXT event from the ATTA showcases the next big destination for adventure travel: the Balkans. Based in Ohrid, Macedonia, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Europe, AdventureNEXT is a regional tourism conference that focuses on the adventure potential of Southeastern Europe.
The HUB is an online community site for ATTA’s membership. Here members network, join interactive discussion groups to tackle ongoing industry challenges, upload videos and photos and access member benefits, webinars and industry research. Nearly 3,000 ATTA Member employees have profiles and are a part of 80+ groups sharing knowledge and networking on topics such as PR & Marketing, Cycling Tourism, Responsible Travel and more.