Few industries surpass travel when it comes to potential impact on our environment, on communities, on individuals as their worldview shifts in response to new and provocative experiences. The adventure industry is frequently on the leading edge of mainstream travel trends, and as the touchpoints with mainstream travel businesses and travelers become more numerous, the opportunity for us to drive and influence future trends and preferences increases. As leaders in adventure travel, what do we want our future legacy to be? What do you as a business owner or manager want your lasting impact to be? In this dynamic opening session, experienced outdoorsman, lifetime traveler and consultant Darvin Ayre will share case examples illustrating the power of cohesive industries. We’ll join in a facilitated “futuring” session; sharing and reacting to ranging perspectives on the trends, opportunities and challenges we face. We’ll leave this session ready to access the power of this passionate community to boldly begin co-creating and navigating our future together.
How can the adventure travel industry work with Indigenous communities in an ethical, sustainable and appropriate manner? The speakers in this session will share two Indigenous perspectives on tourism from both the community level as well as a national organization. This session will address how an experience of culture and nature available through connections with Indigenous people can foster authenticity and connection to place for adventure travel products.
NEW! The Destination Showcase Marketplace highlights adventure travel destinations from around the globe. During pre-scheduled meetings, buyers and media meet with representatives from destinations to learn about opportunities, itineraries, destination developments, story ideas, and more. Before AdventureELEVATE you’ll request your top destination meetings, then your schedule of ten-minute meetings will be delivered in the weeks before AdventureELEVATE.
Destinations: learn more about taking part in the Destination Showcase Marketplace.
In this interactive session, Clark Scheffy, from the award-winning global design firm IDEO, shares techniques for creative leadership, guiding the audience through the designer’s approach to creative problem solving.
Gain perspectives and tools for thinking about business problems differently, allowing teams to generate unexpected, creative, and winning solutions. In this presentation and workshop you’ll access tools that bring great ideas to action for lasting impact in your business. You’ll work in groups to practice aspects of the process and come away with new strategies to apply in business right away.