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Thank you for your interest in applying to attend AdventureNEXT Near East 2018 as an official media delegate.
There are a limited amount of media spaces at this event. Applications will be considered and reviewed with the destination partner, with the goal to host media that contribute to outlets with a substantial and relevant audience, and from a mix of specific geographic regions including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe (specifically Germany, France, the Netherlands) with some consideration for other countries if space allows. MENA regional travel trade media are also encouraged to apply. Applicants that have not previously participated in AdventureNEXT Near East will receive priority consideration.
SCHEDULE: If accepted, the entire trip length will vary up to 9 days prior to the event depending on final selection of pre-adventure tour options and travel time from origin city. Tour options will be made available after applications are accepted. The event itself is May 7-9, with return departures on May 10.
Applications will be reviewed in December 2017 with final approvals completed by the end of January.
Who should apply:
The ATTA is interested in a variety of media who specialize in adventure and sustainable travel stories, including:
Magazine or Newspaper Staff Writers & Editors — especially from national and regional mainstream lifestyle outlets and/or vertical outlets focusing on travel, outdoor activity, culture or environment/sustainability (print or online editions)
Digital Publication Writers & Editors —especially from mainstream lifestyle outlets and/or vertical outlets focusing on travel, outdoor activity or environment/sustainability with national and global reach
Freelance Journalists — with a proven record of placing articles in mainstream lifestyle outlets or vertical outlets focusing on travel, outdoor activity, fitness, culture or environment/sustainability with national and global reach (print or online)
Professional (Career) Bloggers — with evidence of regular, current editorial writing related to adventure travel, outdoor activity, culture or environmental/sustainability issues with a large, dedicated and engaged following interested in travel or outdoor related content.
Photojournalists / Videographers — editorial in nature who regularly document or film content to accompany published stories related to the adventure travel or outdoor industry
Broadcast Journalists — whose content is broadcast on TV, radio or online and is related to the adventure travel or outdoor industry
Who is not eligible for a media badge:
Advertising sales representatives
Personal or hobby bloggers
PR agency representatives
Marketing agencies / Content developers
Half-day passes will be available for local television, radio or newspaper representatives to access designated sessions during the event. Contact [email protected].
ATTA, together with the destination host, will host a limited number of media delegates. The select hosted delegates will receive complimentary registration, lodging, a pre-adventure, meals, and economy round-trip air. Hosted delegates may be required to purchase a portion of their airfare based on the proximity to the nearest partner hub city.
Media delegates are expected to be “working media,” meaning whether you are freelance journalist, magazine editor, broadcaster, photojournalist, or professional blogger, you should be actively looking for ways to cover the the destination where the event takes place, the adventure travel industry and ATTA members’ destinations and products. We do not always require commission or assignments in order for your application to be accepted, but if you have an assignment, it’s worth mentioning in your application (this requirement can vary from event to event). We will expect resulting publications if you attend, and we track all media results from our events.
All media delegates are required to attend media-specific sessions during the event, designed to give you more story ideas by interacting with other delegates in facilitated and unfacilitated formats.
You will be expected to attend the FULL event (all conference days + an adventure)
You will be expected to publish something about your experience on the adventures. (FAM).
You will be expected to be active on social media during the event and any related FAM trips, using your influence to spread the word about the ATTA and its members, the adventure travel industry and the host destination. Event hashtags will be sent ahead of the event and you are expected to use the proper tags to make event publicity tracking possible.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association is the largest global network of adventure travel leaders. Our community is made up of ~30,000 individual guides, tour operators, lodges, travel advisors, tourism boards, destination marketing and management organizations, outdoor educators, gear companies and travel media who share a belief and commitment to sustainable tourism. The connections and creativity of this vibrant community come together both virtually and in person to create and deliver the solutions that propel our businesses and our communities toward a responsible and profitable future.