• Nov 7-9, 2018
  • Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
  • $500 Members
    $800 Community
    $850 Marketplace

Attending Buyers

Kevin Moore

Adventure Life

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“There are such amazing landscapes, such amazing wildlife, and such great people to point you in the right direction. Looking for folks who can help us connect our travelers to those special places - for wildlife, for culture, for adventure...”

Annemiek van Gijn

All for Nature Travel

Netherlands

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Brazil holds the most beautifull natural resources in the world; the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal with spectacular wildlife! All for Nature Travel offers the most beautiful wildlife experiences and therefore our match is perfect. To add new sustainable lodges and new most beautiful nature and wildlife experiences to our product list.”

Aashima Sharma

Aquaterra Adventures

India

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Indians are participating in Adventure Travel in numbers not seen before. South America is still a very underexplored destination for Indians and we see a big market. We already have offering in Argentina, Peru & Chile and would like to widen our offerings and offer pre and post adventures in Latin America.”

Jose Martos

Atrapamundo

Spain

Why are you interested in this destination?

“To explore, discover and enjoy a beautiful part of the world that has been always on my list! Love brazilian people and the exhuberant Nature of the country. Local tour operators that have similar values as ours and are able to operate the tours we wish to design for Brasil.”

Nahum Avila

Au sommet du Voyage

Canada

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I been traveling to many countries butI never been to Brazil before, and every adventurenext event it's a complete success. I heard about all the potential of the region, not just the nature and the landscape but also the culture and the people I can't wait to be there. We're looking for locals operators who like us try to always offer a different experience to the clients. We want to make contacts for a long term business has we are growing. Not just for our Tailormade clients but also our groups.”

Kasey Austin

Austin Adventures

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I love that travel in L.A. feels almost "undiscovered" - the activities, the culture, the food, the accommodations - there are gems everywhere and it just takes a little exploring to find. Austin Adventures is hoping to reconnect with current tour operator partners we already work with in South America as well as find new partners in areas we don't work in yet. We are looking to expand to Brazil in 2020 so a partner there is on our radar.”

Jacquie Loor

Bamba Experience

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“What excites me about adventure travel in the Latin America region is the big variety of nature and culture. I am very excited to go explore the natural reserves of Brasil and hopefully see some awesome wildlife. Also I hope to go on some unforgettable adventures such as canoeing, snorkeling etc. :) Hopefully we can establish new partnerships to sell new exciting adventure trips to our clients.”

Karen Cleary

Boundless Journeys

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The combination of beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and flora and fauna. We are looking to expand our Latin America programs as they have been lagging behind Africa, Asia, and Europe. We are currently developing Argentina and may look for additional destinations.”

Jim Kane

Culture Xplorers / Off the Table

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America has been at the heart of my life's adventures, both professional and personal, for the last 20 years. At the same time, I've barely scratched the surface of Brazil's cultural, natural and edible mega-diversity. That's why AdventureNEXT in Brazil is an ideal location for me. I'm hoping to gain more firsthand knowledge of parts of Brazil that I've never traveled to, as well as deepen relationships we already have there.”

Cari Alonso

El Mundo Yourway

Spain

Why are you interested in this destination?

“To learn more about a new destination for me such as Brazil. We sell it to clients but never had the chance to visit it. New local providers such as incoming agencies, activities and accommodations.”

Lana Byal

Elevate Destinations

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The diversity of ecosystems, culture, food & opportunity for exploring! Innovative travel experiences that prioritize communities, indigenous people, conservation and wildlife. Latin Am. culture is so diverse and there are so many delightful surprises when you start to explore off the beaten path. To work with companies and organizations that are dedicated to excellent service. We prioritize working with partners that invest in local communities and conservation of wildlife and ecosystems and always look for opportunities to immerse and educate travelers in social and conservations causes.”

Fábio Gontijo

Experiência de Viagens

Brazil

Nicki Bruckmann

EXPLORER CHICK ADVENTURE CO

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Discovering and sharing with my Explorer Chicks new, must see destinations and adventures that were never on their radar. It's an opportunity to grow bucket lists, get off the beaten path, and learn more about the rich cultures that exist. Explorer Chick is looking to partner with suppliers that focus on trekking, backpacking, and hiking. Suppliers that are open to creating custom, one of a kind itineraries that meet our needs and standards. And, just to network with the many wonderful people that make our industry such a pleasure!”

Nicola Wilson

Finisterra Travel Ltd.

Canada

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America is one of our most popular destinations, and I love everything about it. The culture, the people, the atmosphere. It's also such a beautiful and diverse country, with literally something for everyone. You can do any type of adventure while you're there, from sea to sky to mountains. We are looking to find good connections with local tour operators, as well as learning about new and exciting products that are offered in the region.”

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.”

Emma Walden

G Adventures

Canada

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America has it all. It is incredibly diverse and offers some of the world's most fascinating cultural and natural wonders. No matter how many times you go there is always something more to discover. Brazil has a lot of growth potential for G Adventures. We are looking for new ways to make our itineraries more innovative and adventurous while reflecting our commitment to responsible travel. Brazil has a lot to offer and we would love to expand our programs to increase tourism in the region.”

Janaina Maia Cesar

Gaucho do Brasil / ENTRE OREJAS

Brazil

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America is a continent where culture, nature and adventure merge perfectly. Geographically it has everything under one roof to charm every adventurer. Developing attractive and creative special interest travel packages in Latin America has been our commitment for 23 years. Meeting local/incoming operators of special interest tourism. As well as owners of farms. Our speciality is Equestrian Holidays in Latin America. Horse & farm related products and holidays are of our main interest.”

Henry Comyn

Joro Experiences

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I'm really excited about learning more about the possibilities of adventure travel in the region. There seems to be a huge amount of possibilities from the mountains to the rainforest and the coast. Combined with the people and culture I think it is a really exciting mix for our clients! We are looking to establish long term relationships with suppliers who are looking to push past the 'normal' travel routes and markets. We are looking to expand the boundaries of what is possible within adventure travel and hopefully we will find individuals who share the same passion for adventure.”

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.”

Americo De Sousa

King Holidays

Italy

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Mostly the nature and the environment. In my opinion Latin America, can offer the most excited tours and adventures all over the world. Personally I do not know the area that I am going to visit such as Pantanal and Bonito, as there is no information or publicity about it in Italy. Mostly with local partners that can assist all our clients in this field. From little hotels, bungalows or places to accommodate my clients, to adventures tours to propose, such as transportation, guides and local suppliers. I am looking also to learn some new techniques that will help me to develop”

Jordan Harvey

Knowmad Adventures

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Hard to answer this, what doesn't excite me? I have made this my career, so just about everything. Solidify Brazil DMC/lodging/niche operator partnerships. Increase destination knowledge.”

Christina L. Christiansen

Lama Tours

Denmark

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I think Latin America has such a fantastic nature and diversity and it is still kept as a big secret to the world. My job as a Product Manager for Latin America is to find these hidden gems and make them accessible to our customers. We are in a process reconsidering/restarting our operation in Brazil, so I am looking forward to meet as many people as possible to get new ideas and learn about new tours in order to choose the best options for our customers in the different markets (DK, SE, NO, DE, UK, NL).”

Seema Kapur

Latin Routes

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America has so much to offer - adrenaline rushes, varied flora and fauna, a wealth of wildlife, exciting modes of transport, a range of cultures and delicious gastronomy! The continent has a fantastic mix to cater for all clients. To meet new DMCs focusing on Adventure Travel, and learn about new product to offer our clients.”

Maike Berkemeier

Latinspirations

Chile

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am a nature lover and passionate about active travel, especially cycling and trekking. Latin America offer so many possibilities to enjoy these activities. It is a diverse and fascinating region with incredibly amazing natural sceneries. Grow our partner network and establish new contacts with suppliers that offer multi-sport, cycling or hiking tours, among others. Learn about new and maybe more off the beaten path destinations. Our intention always is to partner with companies with a commitment to sustainable tourism.”

Paul Laver

LAVIVA Travel

United Kingdom

Célia Sanchez

mg tours

Spain

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am very excited to have the change to know your association as it is my first trip with you, as we are specialized in all the american country and love to have trekking and adventure trips, i guess that Brazil can be an exceptional place to live the adventure! we have some DMC working with in Brazil, but we need to find adventure ones to be able to do different itineraries to offer to the spanis market. And of course be able to know adventure "in Situ"”

Yana Paula Barral

MGM TOUR OPERATOR

Brazil

Marcos Wolff

North Shore Travel

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The possibility to get to know the area better to create new adventures and business alliances. Local tour operator/DMC & representative.”

Brad Carothers

OneSeed Expeditions

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I love the people, the culture, the history, and the diverse landscapes of Latin America. Particularly love the jungle, the green, lush, humid landscapes and wide variety of flora and fauna. OneSeed would like to discover more about what Brazil and the other destinations in Latin America, and how these destinations can benefit our product offerings. We hope to establish ongoing relationships and possible partnerships with other tour operators to the mutual benefit of both partners.”

ROSEMEIRE FRANCHINI

Orinter Tour & Travel

Brazil

Dimiter Popov

Penguin Travel

Bulgaria

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The enormous biodiversity and possibilities to practice all forms of adventure travel - from horseriding to trekking and flyfishing. Latin America is going to attract more and more Europeans due to LCC invasion and as a result lower airfares Local tour operators and DMC-s, mountain guides, stables and outfitters who can cater for small groups and FIT-s.”

Cathy Brown

plansouthamerica.com

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I love the variety here - mountains, jungle, waterfalls, ocean...and all mixed with incredibly vibrant and warm culture. Plan South America has not been known for adventure travel, but when I was hired into the company in April, one of the goals was to change that. We want to get to know the adventure travel products and providers here so we can work together.”

Heather Murchison

Ponte Travels

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“What excites you about adventure travel in the Latin America region? Our company focuses on soft adventure, with an emphasis on culture, food and community. Latin America offers rich, varied experiences, as each country in Latin America has much to offer. We look forward to expanding our Latin America offerings and finding new experiences for our clients. What types of partnership is your organization looking to make at AdventureNEXT Latin America?We are looking for excellent DMCs to partner with as well as tourism boards, who help us understand the countries we sell and often provide resources to that end.”

Wes Perry

Reefs to Rockies

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Its biodiversity, supreme wildlife viewing, offbeat adventurous opportunities and cultural heritage, makes the many destinations Latin America has to discover an aspiration for any traveler. I look forward to meeting new people and coming home with a fresh perspective of the world. We want to build relationships with suppliers in Brazil, and the rest of Latin America, who share the same values of promoting sustainable tourism, highlighting the impressive biodiversity the region offers, and providing top-notch experiences for our clients.”

Nick Stanziano

SA Expeditions

United States

Joanna Houlston

Safari Drive Ltd

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The sheer variety of possibilities is what excites me about adventure travel in Latin America. Seemingly everything is possible from hiking/climbing to white water rafting & diving, 4 x 4 driving, kite surfing, horse riding. The list goes on. For me Latin America is all about the 'big outdoors'. We are hoping to find new partners to help us develop our specialist self drive holidays in Latin America. We need to work with creative people who are as enthusiastic about getting off the beaten path as we are.”

Berend Simons

Sawadee

Netherlands

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The purity, the roughness, the colours, the tastes, the smells and the unknown Potential DMC's with knowledge and understanding of the Dutch market. Good quality for a low price. Grouptours with a lot of personal freedom.”

Chris Hunt

Secret Compass

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Latin America has always been of interest, lots of coastline, great music, huge mountains and a huge landmass offering mass diversity! Having spent a year in Central America and the west coast of South America I'm eager to explore the fruits of Brazil. Secret Compass have been trying to work in South America for years but haven't found the right companies to work with. At AdventureNEXT, we're looking to establish relationships with adventure outfitters and journalists within the adventure sphere to help us operate in Brazil and further afield.”

Robbert ten Kate

Simi Reizen BV

Netherlands

Why are you interested in this destination?

“I am looking forward to explore a new destination, see where we can make a fit with our current programs and hopefully offer our travelers a new and exciting adventure! I am looking for longterm partnerships in which mutual interests are taken care of. I am looking for professional, passionate partners who are confident in what they do and combine adventure with local culture and unique experiences”

Sandra van der Linden

SNP Nature Tours

Netherlands

Anna Hawley

TCS World Travel

United States

Laura Hamm

Traverse Journeys

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Learning about the stunning surroundings, unique culture, & plethora of activities from snorkeling, safaris, hiking & plenty more! My tour company is keen to put together an itinerary in the region that appeals to our clients who look for cultural immersion, natural beauty & active adventures. Partnerships with inbound tour operators, accommodation & activity providers, local guides & drivers, as well as non-profits in the region. To create a custom itinerary in Brazil, I hope to experience firsthand & vet the best options for an active & immersive trip taking in Brazil's natural beauty.”

Oscar Liendo

TripAdvisor

United States

Mary Zdancewicz

Tripsite

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“It is wide open for us and an area we have not explored in depth before. After visiting Colombia two years ago, we were able to network within that country and expect the same results at this ATTA event. We hope to establish itineraries with biking in the itinerary.”

Rolf Stanley

Tucan Travel

United Kingdom

Why are you interested in this destination?

“Since I was kid Latin America fascinated me, the majestic mountains, the deep jungle, the dry deserts, the lush wetlands and those few degrees extra of life possessed by just about every person you meet on the continent. Smaller local operators specialising in regions rather than countries. We seek on the ground operators, not middle men. We're hoping to make Brazil our big focus of early 2019 and seek to expand our network of local experts extensively.”

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.”

Angelo Palmerio

viaggi nel mondo s.r.l.

Italy

Why are you interested in this destination?

“i'd like to meet important partners for ours trips we hope to tighten relationships with local agencies that have alternative routes”

Rachel Williams

Viva Expeditions & Chimu Adventures

New Zealand

Why are you interested in this destination?

“* The huge amount of diversity, both in culture & in geography. * The vibrancy, the colours & the music * The people * The abundance of jaw-droppingly beautiful places * The opportunity - there is always so much more we can be offering and the industry is developing quickly. * And much more .... We are looking to strengthen our current relationships and form new relationships with suppliers from Latin America. There is a lot of new product and it is important that as Latin america travel specialists we are well aware of all that is available for our clients.”

Kathryn Wannan

Wild Women Expeditions

Canada

Why are you interested in this destination?

“The biodiversity of Latin America, the cultural richness, and all of the "wild" off the beaten track adventure tourism opportunities. We need to partner with an operator or two in Brazil to help us develop and run a unique Wild Women Expedition. We are also wanting to expand our trips in Latin American countries as well so we will be looking at other operators to work with us in other Latin American countries as well.”

Hannah Lunstrum

Wildland Adventures

United States

Why are you interested in this destination?

“This will be my first trip to Brazil so I'm excited to experience it with fresh eyes and to see all that it has to offer. I'm excited to learn about the culture of Brazil and the state of Mato Grosso and build new relationships with tour operators and find new adventures for our travelers. We would like to grow and develop our current partnerships and also establish new relationships with other tour operators to offer exciting new trips for our travelers. We would also like to develop new marketing connections to help promote Brazil to our travelers.”

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