AdventureNEXT India is an event that focuses on creating and nurturing strong business-to-business partnerships and connecting delegates from India with leading international buyers and journalists from priority source markets.
AdventureNEXT India provides key stakeholders throughout India’s supply chain with the inspiration, tools, professional resources and network to assist in its responsible tourism development. The regional conference concurrently provides visiting buyers and journalists insights, and access to influential partners from the country. AdventureNEXT India event offers the opportunity to explore and experience the country on 3- to 5-day Pre- and Post-Adventures that will be offered and run by the some of the destination’s top quality tour operators.
The two conference days include educational sessions, inspirational speakers and networking events, a B2B MARKETPLACE, meals and entertainment. Especially for international buyers and media, specialized content and activity will help to bring this part of Asia front and center.
What does the $399 USD (Member)/$699 USD (Non-Member) registration fee include?
Your paid registration for one entrance at the AdventureNEXT India includes:
Access to all plenary and breakout sessions
Scheduled event meals
Opportunity to book transfers to and from the airport on scheduled days
Access to the exclusive online community and networking app
*Approved fully hosted delegates are provided with complimentary registration, hosted airfare, lodging, airport transfers, and a Pre-Adventure.
What is not included in the registration fee?
MARKETPLACE Table – MARKETPLACE is an additional fee and sign-ups are on a first-come first-serve basis. Lodging/Hotels
Flights/Airfare – Flights to and from Madhya Pradesh, India are not included in the registration fee.
Adventures – Available for booking on first come, first served basis. Complimentary adventures are available only to hosted delegates such as buyers, media and select VIPs.
Adventures – what are they and should I attend?
Pre- and Post-Adventures are 3-day to 5-day itineraries taking place in India, designed to showcase the adventure tourism potential of the country
International buyers, travel advisors, and media are eligible to apply for hosted attendance to AdventureNEXT India, which typically includes complimentary Pre-Adventures. If hosted, covered costs include accommodation (twin share; single rooms cannot be guaranteed), ground transportation during the PA, and select meals. Specifics of inclusions and exclusions are listed on each itinerary PDF. Hosted spots are specifically for international buyers and travel advisors seriously looking at India as a possible future offering and those looking at expanding their existing program in the country. Media with a serious intent and ability to publish stories about India will also be considered.
If you would like to apply for a hosted buyer, please contact us. All Media spots are already reserved. Please note that your application is subject to approval and availability. Buyers and media who are offered and accept one of the fully hosted spots are required to participate in the Marketplace and may be interviewed afterwards about their experience.
Buyer and media applicants who are not approved for the fully hosted spots, are still invited and encouraged to join a Pre Adventure, if such seats are still available after all hosted delegates register for them.
Pre- Adventures are not offered to non-buyer and non-media delegates.
What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration to a co-worker?
ATTA Members may transfer their AdventureNEXT India registration to a co-worker or to the next AdventureNEXT for no charge if written notification (to [email protected]) is given 60 days before the event. After that point, the transfer service fee is $125. Companies who are not members of the ATTA can transfer their registration at any point for a $125 service fee.
No refunds will be given within 60 days before AdventureNEXT India; please plan accordingly. While the ATTA strongly encourages delegates to first consider transferring their registration to a co-worker or to the next AdventureNEXT, from the time of paid registration through the 61st day before the AdventureNEXT, you may elect to cancel your registration and receive 50% of the registration fees originally paid. Send your cancellation request to [email protected]
*If you are a hosted delegate, your hotel accommodations will be booked by our host destination and tour operator.
What is the cancellation policy for accommodations?
Please check with the hotel you booked for their cancellation policy.
Are there any airline discounts?
Information to be updated
How can I attend as a media delegate?
If you produce, publish, or sell a media product, we encourage you to attend AdventureNEXT India as a regular delegate and immerse yourself in the adventure travel community while helping promote your company’s adventure product to the industry’s influencers and decision-makers. A limited number of official media delegate badges were designated for international freelance journalists, on-staff writers and editors, professional bloggers/influencers and broadcast journalists and recipients were selected through an application process in advance of the event. If you applied for an official media delegate spot but were not accepted, or if the media application window is now closed, you are also welcome to register as a regular event delegate (without media credentials). Local and regional media (radio, newspaper, television) seeking to attend may be eligible for a media day pass granting access to a press conference. To make your request, email [email protected] and include your press credentials with your inquiry.
What is MARKETPLACE like?
MARKETPLACE is a small, intimate environment that works to connect both suppliers and buyers. Similar to “speed dating” but with an emphasis on quality over quantity, your MARKETPLACE experience will be made up of up approximately 20 separate 12-minute meeting slots, and will provide a great atmosphere for introductions, learning about new opportunities and engaging in product development discussions.
Marketplace: Step by Step
Register for the event and purchase a MARKETPLACE table. Please note that late registrations will have less access to scheduling appointments, so we encourage you to secure your table as soon as possible.
Mid October 2018:
You will receive access to our networking app to create your supplier profile and assemble your meeting requests along with our step-by-step guide to navigating marketplace
Late November 2018:
We will create a pre-matched schedule of appointments for you with Buyers & Media. You are welcome to add/change additional appointments once your schedule is received.
You will participate in 4 sessions of marketplace. Buyers and media will navigate the room and move to the appropriate supplier tables. Our ATTA Staff will guide you through the sessions and be on hand to help answer any questions you may have.
To purchase your table:
Register for AdventureNEXT and in the third step of registration add a MARKETPLACE table (price: $600 USD) -OR-
Request an Invoice (if you’ve already registered for the event or are unable to make a credit card payment)
*the registration fee does not include a Marketplace table, this must be added in step one of the online registration process or by requesting an invoice.
As a supplier, how can I secure quality MARKETPLACE meetings?
The event app is step one to having a great Marketplace experience. Reaching out to buyers you wish to meet with prior to the Appointment Request process is step two – the more you reach out in advance the more meetings you will have on-site. Utilize the “Message” feature on the app to reach out to buyers and ask them to request you as requests will be approved based on Buyer – Supplier matches.
I didn’t receive all my requested appointments, why?
We do our best to provide as many requested appointments as possible but due to the popularity of certain delegates, full schedules and exact requests are not guaranteed. You are able to add or rearrange meetings after your schedule has been delivered through the event app. *PLEASE do not contact ATTA to make changes or request appointments once your schedule has been delivered, it is your responsibility to make changes once your schedule has been delivered.
Can I make changes to my MARKETPLACE Schedule once it’s been delivered?
Absolutely! Again, the event app will be your best tool in making any change to your MARKETPLACE schedule. Your meetings will be uploaded to your networking profile in the “Meetings” section. You can add/cancel/change any meetings from this tab.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,000 members in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. Through its growing business services division, the ATTA delivers a portfolio of strategic solutions and a robust ecosystem of events around the globe. With specialized expertise in research, events, education, media, and promotion, the ATTA business service division is able to provide valuable solutions to a broad set of partners across many verticals of business.