• 3-5 Dec, 2018
  • Madhya Pradesh, India
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    $600 Marketplace

Attending Buyers

Sunny Fitzgerald

Academic Experiences Abroad + Freelance Journalist

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“(MEDIA & BUYER) 'India is a multi-dimensional, culturally-rich destination. I am always on the lookout for unique destinations with responsible and experiential adventure travel options to offer our clients and am excited to see what Madhya Pradesh has in store. I am seeking ethical operators that can implement customized, responsible travel itineraries with a balance of cultural, adventure, community, and culinary experiences.' / / / / / Sunny Fitzgerald Al Hawamdeh is a freelance writer and sustainable travel specialist. Her work appears in National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Mic, and more. She is also Head of Global Partnerships at Academic Experiences Abroad, and a regular contributor to Kama`aina Magazine. With a compulsion for asking all the questions and an incurable addiction to understanding the lives and landscapes of the world, Sunny is often on the road – pursuing stories overlooked by mainstream media.”

Marko Barle

Adventours

Slovenia

Why are you interested in this destination?

“We are grateful that we have the opportunity to get to know local providers of activities. We are delighted to be able to get more genuine information and experience abou India & Madyha Pradesh. We are delighted that we will get new acquaintances and we hope that we will build new friendships. We look forward to new long-lasting and genuine partnerships with local providers.”

Carina Hessmer

Adventure Architects

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“While we have traveled and hosted people across the globe, India has not been one of our destinations as of yet. I am excited to learn what adventures and cultural experiences we can offer our clients. Our company is looking to connect with - accommodations - adventure guides - restaurants - transportation - meeting spaces”

Gary Gullett

Adventure Safari Network

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“This is an opportunity to increase our knowledge of not only India, but Madyha Pradesh. Increasing our familiarization with the region and developing relationships across India are crucial to our product offerings. Hotels and activities are a real priority.”

Pilou Brown

Anapia voyages

France

Why are you interested in this destination?

“To improve adventure activities mixed with nature. We're looking to direct contacts with lodges in tiger reserves, DMC specialized in nature ; to share with all adventure operators our products and know more about ATTA.”

Cecilia Rojas

Ayana Viajes

Chile

Why are you interested in this destination?

“To get to know and visit a new part of India as usually the states visited are others. Interested in knowing what activities and natural sites can be witnessed there to be offered to my clients. My idea is to open my folder of options in this country, outside of the common destinations (Rajhastan) Looking for tour operators that can provide all type of services (lodgings, airfares, activities in the destination, guides Spanish speaking if possible)”

Armin Roelcke

Bamba - Experience your World

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“My love affair with India goes back all the way to 2003. Since then, I have returned half a dozen times, and even lived in Delhi. I never had the chance to make it to Madhya Pradesh, nor the national Parks nearby. So I am so excited to finally have the chance to make it to Madhya Pradesh. We are looking for new suppliers that can provide amazing adventures and authentic experiences to our customers in the Region. We want to expand our product offering in India, and be able to differentiate ourselves from other selling agents/operators.”

David Song

Beyond X Boundaries

Singapore

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Increasingly, Madhya Pradesh is the next big wildlife destination after Africa and Latin America and projecting on our success in our expedition and adventure programs from those regions, we forecast more focus on India's untamed wilderness that combines with its rich history, heritage and culture. We want to be one of the front runners of experiential travel for Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and the Ganges region to be a leading outfitter for bespoke luxury and adventure tour operator for our SEA, US and ANZ markets.”

William Vazquez

Camera Voyages

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India has so much to offer as an adventure destination. It has a dizzying array of culture, nature, and wildlife.All of which can be incorporated into almost any type of adventure we could come up with.That intersection of variety of experiences is what makes India and Madyha Pradesh a perfect place I am hoping to connect with different adventure operators, to see what they offer and how I can incorporate that into my adventure offerings. I am also looking forward to seeing what Madya Pradesh has to offer as a destination.”

Rush Zhou

China Dhtravel

China

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Ancient culture, tropical landscape and culture General tour operator that can organise culture/Bhdduist tours and safari tours”

Jamie Thom

Conservation Safari Company

South Africa

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Everything I have seen in thousands of images over the last 30+ years - great parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, tigers, temples, colours, Hindu culture, food, landscapes... To find local DMC's who can assist in guiding us about destinations/accommodation and booking trips for our clients to India”

Yushan Lin

Designplus

Tomasz Lipiński

DOLOMITI ADVENTURE

Poland

Why are you interested in this destination?

“- a chance to see the wildlife and amazing nature of Madya Pradesh during safari - see the magical Khajuraho, - experience Indian culture - meet local people and try local food - try some of the adventures that the region offers I would like to establish a partnership with local providers of sport and cultural activities, local travel agencies that organize accommodation and transfers, local guides or qualified tour leaders. It would be great to meet Madya Pradesh tourism board to talk about possibilities of cooperation.”

Anthony Laplagne

EUROPE ACTIVE

France

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The most exciting is to discover a new area in India to developp my offers as well as hopefully create my own network of local partners. I am looking for partners in different fields: guiding, motorcycling rental, local accommodation, centre of interests (visits...).”

Becca Foss

Explorer Chick Adventure Co.

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am most excited to visit a destination that is so devoted to preserving wildlife and natural wonders in National Parks. I'm looking forward to meeting with industry peers and local suppliers in India. I am interested in partnerships with trekking suppliers, safari suppliers, wildlife sanctuary suppliers, and adventure sport suppliers.”

Charlotte Filla

Frosch Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India has fascinated me for ages and I'm intrigued by the different landscapes, wildlife, culture & adventure travel opportunities. I’m eager to familiarize myself with India first-hand in order to share my adventures and promote the active experiences, plus the deep cultural immersion one can have. I'm the director of Frosch Outdoor & Adventure Travel, so I'm continuously looking for new destinations and experiences to share with my colleagues and sell to my clients. I plan to network and create lasting relationships with suppliers from all over India to do business with in the future.”

Marcus Ceneviva

Girare - Turismo de Experiência

Brazil

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India is a fascinating country. With a rich culture, a different religion, with a very interesting cuisine. I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to meet this lovely country. I believe it will be a great opportunity to know better and learn more about destinations and activities. We are looking for partnerships with local operators. There are also trekking and hiking companies, as well as cultural and gastronomic activities.”

Richard Akhtar

Great Expeditions Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am excited to experience the rich cultural heritage of India and the region, safari to see the amazing wildlife, explore the adventure experiences and landscape, enjoy the incredible cuisine and of course experience Indian hospitality first hand. Great Expeditions has a strong client base looking for many things India has to offer such as wildlife, cultural immersion and adventure activities. With a commitment to sustainable travel we seek partnerships with like-minded suppliers to offer extraordinary India experiences to those clients.”

Sudeep Kandel

Himalayan Adventure Labs

Nepal

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The most exciting part of the adventure travel to India is its rich culture, tradition and countless adventure opportunities. Madhya Pradesh is an amalgamation of a perfect adventure travel destination which hosts from temples to tigers and numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. While Madhya Pradesh is flexing its muscles to be a tourism hub we are confident that Himalayan Adventure Labs can create a mutually beneficial partnerships with sellers and tourism authorities to help establish Madhya Pradesh as a go to adventure travel destination in the world.”

Leifur Svavarsson

Icelandic Mountain Guides

Iceland

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am excited to learn about India, the culture, landscape and people. India is an new destination for our company. In order to being able to offer it to our clients we need to have some experience our selves. We are hoping for new contacts, so we can offer our clients in Iceland trekking tours in India.”

Ardalan Foroutan

Iran Doostan Tours

Iran

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India provides numerous opportunities for the growing Iranian outbound market due to proximity, familiarity and shared cultural and history. Madyha Pradesh is a great opportunity to market out of the golden triangle and appeal to the action more engaged segment of the Iranian market. We are looking to both connect as an outbound operator sending individuals and small groups for classic/ traditional products, adventures as well as multi-activity trips. We look especially to find opportunities during the Iranian holidays when there is the largest outflow.”

Marie Grunewald

Just Boarded

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India has a lot to offer to adventurers. The landscapes are diverse, the culture is unique in each region and there are activities for all types of adventurers. Madhya Pradesh is not a famous destination in India and that's why I'm really excited to explore this unique and authentic area! I'm always working with local agencies to create my itineraries. This event will be an opportunity for me to get in touch with trustworthy local travel operators and guides, to create strong relationships with them and discover the type of activities and accommodation offered in India.”

Joanna Rolls

KE Adventure Travel

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I've visited India 3 times,this is an area I have yet to discover.India is such a diverse country with so many different aspects to attract the adventure traveler:wildlife,culture,hiking, immersive experiences,sights,sounds,smells:an exciting and enriching country.Everything about India is exciting! At Adventure NEXT India I would hope to cement existing relationships with our ground suppliers whilst openly looking for new ideas and potentially new areas to work in. We have a good offering in India at present but can always improve.”

Hallie Bates

Lost World Adventures

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I've never been to India--or to anywhere in Asia, actually. Unfortunately, I only have a hollywood-depicted perception of India. But what little I know of India is that it is home to some of the world's most amazing wildlife and richest cultures. I'm excited to learn all I can from this world. We currently sell almost exclusively to Latin America, but have been working the past year to expand to other wonderful yet lesser-known destinations around the world. India would be a perfect addition, given it's geographical and cultural abundance and will easily appeal to our diverse client base.”

Sophia Anzaroot

Montecito Village Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

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Kate Mason

OneSeed Expeditions

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I have never been to India and am excited to familiarize myself with the culture, the people, and adventure opportunities. I am most curious to learn about trekking, mountain biking, and other active adventures while experiencing everything Madyha Pradesh has to offer. We are planning to expand our adventure travel operations to India starting in 2019. We are interested in meeting operators that offer trips in the golden triangle in Northern India, as well as operators in central India where we could offer trip extensions.”

Tom Sheehan

Pedalers

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The cacophony of colors, tastes, landscapes, cultures, smells, people of India presents a great palette to create unique adventure travel experiences. The variety contained within Madyha Pradesh has potential to draw travelers off the beaten path and discover another side of India. Pedalers is looking to find gregarious, knowledgeable guides and support teams, plus local tour operators that can craft unique journeys that meet Pedalers style and focus, both for regularly scheduled tours and custom one off private trips,”

Szymon Haber

Planet Escape

Poland

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Madhya Pradesh is a mix of magnificent landscapes, national parks and historical sites. Add the possibilities of hikings, raftings, biking and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable adventure experience. I am glad to gain firsthand knowlege of the destination and work out new itineraries. We are hoping to know about new interesting properties, local DMC's and adventure possibilities. We look forward to meet adventure & nature passionates from all over the world and share the experiences.”

Suzanne Al Houby

Rahhalah Explorers

United Arab Emirates

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Exploring the huge potential for adventure travel growth in the Middle East to more destinations in Asia. Finding new products and partners. Servicing more clients. Expansions, Growth, Networking. Inbound handlers - sellers in Asia.”

Rowan Poulter

Secret Compass

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“As a country that has always been high on my list to visit, I'm looking forward to familiarising myself with the landscapes, wildlife and culture and to learn more about (and experience!) the adventures that India has to offer. Having only ever worked in India on TV productions, we are always looking for new destinations to expand our range of expeditions and adventures. We are looking for partners who are willing to explore new and unique itineraries as well as adventure sport suppliers and guides.”

Sally Phipps

SpiceRoads Cycling

Thailand

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The fact that I wasn't already familiar with Madyha Pradesh excites me! That means there's potential for off-the-beaten track adventures. The region's natural environment and wildlife conservation add an exciting element to the already colorful cultural attractions of a South Asian destination. As cycling specialists, we are interested in adventures that can go beyond the standard cycle tour experience and offer cyclists an immersive experience in the culture, cuisine, landscapes, and history of the Madyha Pradesh.”

Susan Bruce

Susan Bruce Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I have long sent clients to Kerala and the Golden Triangle including Ranthambore Park but have long heard of the national parks in Madyha Pradesh. I would love to offer clients another side of India, especially for those who have already visited more traditional cities and sites. I would like to get to know eco resorts and opportunities to explore nature combined with cultural experiences.”

Sofia de Kemmeter

Swan Turismo S. A

Argentina

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I´m excited about visiting its landmarks from ancient eras I would love to know its Hindu and Jain temples, Also the national parks, It is a dream to go to a Bengal tiger sanctuary, or safaris. Doing business and of course knowing this amazing country, it will be my first time!! I hope we can start selling toghether some tailor made itineraries thouth your experience in organizing adventure, cultural, special interest tours and corporate tours. Trying to sell some adventure tours ranging from trekking, motorbike and rafting expeditions to soft adventures”

Cheryl Evans

TCS World Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am eager to visit India for the first time. I look forward to learning more about Madhya Pradesh and sharing this destination with future clients. India is such a unique destination; from the food to the culture to the beautiful scenery. We depend on our DMC partnerships to deliver luxury services and experiences to our high-end clientele. Our clients expect to go beyond what is normally offered and to participate in exclusive moments. We wouldn't be able to offer this to our clients without our partners around the world.”

Katherine Vallera

The Travel Connection Group

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Always excited to delve deeper into new destinations expand the background and experience I can offer to my clients. This will empower me with knowledge to better advise as a specialist of this region, thus enabling me to create more diverse (and exciting!) itineraries. Hoping to strengthen my previously established partnerships with tour operators in India as well as connect with new suppliers. It would be great to establish partnerships that enable me to provide customized itineraries throughout the South Asia region.”

Mark Holzbach

Tiny World Tours

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am excited by the opportunity to visit the central region of India for multiple reasons. Although I've traveled throughout India, this will be my first time in Madhya Pradesh and my first AdventureNEXT conference. I enjoy wonderful partnerships with multi-faceted family-run hospitality businesses in Nepal and Bhutan. I would like very much to form similar partnerships in India.”

Diana Kozak

Travel Agency Tamarind

Ukraine

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Always remember Mark Twain's words:"India the land of dreams and romance,unprecedented wealth and unprecedented poverty,luxury and poverty,palaces and shacks,spirits and giants, Aladdin lamps,tigers,elephants,cobras and jungles;a country of hundreds peoples and languages,thousands religions and gods At this specialized event, I hope see for myself what I can offer to my clients ,meet with reliable partners, establish the necessary business contacts for a long-term partnership.”

Tom Bartel

Travel Past 50

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“(MEDIA & BUYER) 'Madhya Pradesh is of particular interest to us because it represents the heart of our coverage: a blend of cultural heritage and active travel focused on natural environments. We’ll be able to use AdventureNext explorations along with our photography, writing, marketing and podcast experience to promote the Madhya Pradesh story. Our intention is to put together a small group tour for a TravelPast50 branded tour in 2019.' / / / / / / As spouses and business partners, Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel have been traveling the world for the past seven years, sharing destination reviews, gear review, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography on their blog. They are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, their focus is on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. In 2017, Travel Past 50 also received NATJA Gold and Bronze Awards for Photography and was a finalist in the Independent Travel Blog category. Travel Past 50 was named “Top Five Senior Travel Blogs” by ElderTreks.”

Kristin Henning

Travel Past 50

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“(MEDIA & BUYER) 'Madhya Pradesh is of particular interest to us because it represents the heart of our coverage: a blend of cultural heritage and active travel focused on natural environments. We’ll be able to use AdventureNext explorations along with our photography, writing, marketing and podcast experience to promote the Madhya Pradesh story. Our intention is to put together a small group tour for a TravelPast50 branded tour in 2019.' / / / / / / As spouses and business partners, Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel have been traveling the world for the past seven years, sharing destination reviews, gear review, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography on their blog. They are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, their focus is on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. In 2017, Travel Past 50 also received NATJA Gold and Bronze Awards for Photography and was a finalist in the Independent Travel Blog category. Travel Past 50 was named “Top Five Senior Travel Blogs” by ElderTreks.”

Ashley Blake

Traverse Journeys

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“India has long been a destination that I've wanted to add to the Traverse portfolio. Culture, cuisine, landscape and nature are all elements that I'm working into the itinerary in addition to iconic landmarks and Madhya Pradesh offers unique experiences that will differentiate our trip from others. Vendors & suppliers related to: transit, culinary experiences, nature-based excursions, local guides, and NGO partners to learn more about issues on the ground and how travelers can be both educated and have a positive impact. We're planning a 12-day itinerary of which 3-4 days would be in M.P.”

Max Wang

Triune Expeditions Club

China

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I have been to India before and was fascinated by this country's diversity in both nature and culture. This destination fits our company product style very well, and I look forward to learning more about other parts of India that offer great potentials to the high end Chinese adventure travelers. We hope to get to know more adventure travel companies that can provide original adventure/expedition travel ideas around the world. We are based in China to provide global adventure travel experiences looking for more opportunities to bring Chinese adventure travelers to their destinations.”

Eric Aguirre

Under30Experiences

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“There's so much to learn about this cultural and adventure hub of the world. I'm so excited at the possibility of bringing our travel community to this region of the world and helping them explore the hidden gems of this corner of the planet. Under30Experiences is hoping to foster relationships in this new region of the world. We're hoping that through AdventureNEXT India we'll be able to form the connections necessary to bring our travel community to this culturally rich country.”

Ewa Bujek

VARSAVOLO Sp.z o.o.

Poland

Why are you interested in this destination?

“INDIA beeing a huge country offers so many types of tourism: cultural, heritage, adventure, leisure, special interest, nature, MICE. Madhya Pradesh is a great state with a lot of opportunities for travelling; I'm very excited about adventure activities, nature and WILDLIFE. I will be looking for local partners for adventure travel during a TRAVEL MART. I hope to establish a partnership with operators and local DMC- which will supply all kind of services covering MADHYA PRADESH - for adventure travel in a wildlife. I think this region offers great opportunities for this”

Sunita Koch

Wild Rhino Adventures

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“We specialise in organising wildlife tours and already do tours to east and North east India. The wildlife of Madhya Pradesh and also culture is what excites us the most as we are looking forward to launching tours to Central India including Madhya Pradesh. We would like to contact local tour operators/ DMCs and understand more about their tours and services. We would also like to know about accommodation.”

Karen Loftus

Women's Adventure Travels

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“(MEDIA & BUYER) 'I am very excited to show women adventure travels how to do India in adventurous ways that also incorporate culture and authentic immersion into the communities. I think that it is largely untold and unexplored particularly with women travelers. Similar to the relationships that I currently have with Women's Adventure Travel partners, I am hoping to align with local partners in India. I'd like to plan very specific adventure trips for women.' / / / / / / As a travel, luxury lifestyle, and adventure writer, Karen Loftus has written thousands of articles for 90+media outlets including Vogue, Architectural Digest, American Way, Hemispheres Magazine, Forbes, Robb Report and NY Daily News, among others. This savvy traveler has been to all seven continents and 70 countries and counting. She speaks at conferences about women and travel, she co-hosts #WATC-Women’s Adventure Travel Chat on Twitter, runs travel writing workshops, and produces and cohosts ReVerbs, a storytelling event for the travel trade.”

Marika Martinez

Women's Own Adventure

Australia

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am searching for an adventure in India that is off the usual Golden Triangle, that is an authentic travel experience. I am excited to see the Bengal Tiger. My company specialises in small group soft adventure travel for women who are fit and active. I would like to put together a tour which is off the usual tourist path and offers a lot more including authentic cultural experiences and wildlife as well as walking.”

Joe Kennedy

World Expeditions

Canada

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Experiencing a new adventure destination, new cultures and discovering new opportunities! We are looking for any potential opportunities the expand our range of active adventures across India with local, creative and professional operators. We are particularly interested the trekking, hiking and cycling opportunities in India, away from the Indian Himalaya.”

Katina Goussetis

World Fusion Tours

Australia

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Looking forward to making new connections in Madyha Pradesh and contacts from across India. Excited to be meeting like minded suppliers and contacts with adventure, culture and sustainable tourism in mind. Looking for suppliers, DMC's, tour operators, freelance guides & community based sustainable tourism suppliers. We work with traditional tours also film crews, university/school groups, family tourism, cultural study tours, photography groups and those with a passion for wildlife and conservation.”

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