The ATTA has curated a diverse group of international travel journalists, editors, influencers, bloggers, photojournalists and broadcast journalists covering adventure and sustainable travel for AdventureNEXT Latin America. Editorial media attend to get inspiration and story ideas from companies who are breaking ground with novel trips and adventures. Event delegates have the opportunity to meet individuals from this impressive group of official 2018 media throughout the event, and specifically through pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings during Marketplace.
Online Managing Editor, Outside Magazine
Country: United States
Media Outlets: Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, T+L, Romper/Bustle
I'm the online managing editor for Outside Magazine. I've also freelanced for travel publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. I'm also the founder of Sticks & Stones, a newsletter about the outdoors, women's issues, and badass women doing outdoorsy things. I also co-founded Adventures in Wikipedia, a series of editathons, in an effort to get more women of the outdoor industry onto Wikipedia, where female editors and entries are vastly underrepresented. I often speaks at events like SXSW, the CORE conference, and the New York Travel Festival. Previously, I was a senior editor at REI's Adventure Projects, the engagement editor at Outside magazine, an associate editor at Real Simple, and a part of the Healthy Living team.
Viagem de Incentivo
Media Outlets: Viagem de Incentivo
Seasoned journalist, specialized in tourism niches such as incentive travel, corporate travel, religious travel, luxury travel and romantic travel. Publisher and writer of travel guides and creator of virtual tourism information centers.
Freelance Travel Writer
Country: United States
Media Outlets: Lonely Planet
Bailey Freeman is a writer, editor, photographer, and social media content producer. She writes about outdoor adventure, culture, art, and sustainable and responsible travel.
Writer, Editor + Content Creator
Media Outlets: https://www.thestar.com/vancouver.html
Claudia is a freelance writer, editor and content creator living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes about adventure, family, wellness and sustainable travel for a variety of online and print outlets around the world, including; the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Air Canada enRoute, Lonely Planet, Saturday Evening Post, Canadian Traveller, Explore magazine, and the Vacay Canada network. Her travel anthology, 'A Gelato a Day’ will be published in fall 2022.
WideOyster Media / Photographer
Media Outlets: WideOyster Magazine (NL/DE/UK), National Geographic Traveler NL, Newsweek (US), AS Adventure Magazine (BE), Outdoor Magazin (DE), Oxigeno (ES)
Seeing the potential of online publishing, Frits joined WideOyster.com from Edition #1, taking his experience with imaging straight into the appearance of the magazine. Frits started his career as an award winning photojournalist covering the Middle East and Balkan, publishing in Time Magazine, New York Times, Guardian, The Independent, and Dutch media. As an adventure photographer you can find him hiking mountains, canoeing rivers, kayaking seas, rafting white water, canyoning gorges, klettersteigen rock faces and paragliding. His work is published in National Geographic Traveler, Outdoor Magazin, and of course in WideOyster Magazine. Frits has a passion for indigenous cultures and his projects regularly take him to remote places. This resulted in a wide ranging experience working with NGO’s, World Bank, EU, etc. Being able to support community based tourism projects with publicity and quality content gives him great satisfaction.
Country: United Arab Emirates
Media Outlets: The National News, UltraTravel, Lonely Planet
A deputy travel editor based in the Middle East, Hayley Skirka is a reporter with 10 years of experience and endless stories to tell with a specialist interest in travel. Currently writing, commissioning and editing print and digital travel content at The National newspaper - the largest English language news service in the UAE with bureaus in Abu Dhabi, London, Egypt and Washington DC. She is also a freelance contributor to Time Out, World Traveller, Stylist, Sorbet, Dubai Tourism, Lonely Planet & more.
Media Outlets: https://nationalpost.com/author/jodyrobbins/
Jody Robbins is an award-winning freelance travel and lifestyles writer who divides her time between Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. After ditching a career in international marketing, this former expat and explorer of over 50 countries is now a regular features writer for PostMedia News, wellness columnist for the Calgary Herald and contributor to The Globe and Mail, WestJet Magazine and Reader’s Digest. A trusted Canadian travel expert, Jody’s knowledge is put to the test in front of national audiences on The Marilyn Denis Show, CBC and CTV News. Jody appears on Calgary’s Global News Morning and CTV News every 4-6 weeks, plus 660 and 770 News Radio.
Media Outlets: Terra Magazine, WideOyster Magazine, Business Punk, Globetrotter Magazine
As a freelance adventure journalist focused on adventure, extreme challenges, and remote, hard-to-get-to locations, Malte Clavin's work has been published in NatGeo Traveller, WWF, GEO, SPIEGEL, ADAC Traveller, Bild, Globetrotter (CH), Terra, Terra Mater, and ZEIT. An experienced keynote speaker, Malte has also told 19,000 people in 17 countries what treasure you can unearth with the courage to set out to pursue your personal challenges and adventures. As German editor-in-chief & lead strategist of WideOyster Creative, he realizes stunning campaigns for destinations - gaining millions of views. He also brings expertise as a management consultant having accompanied over 40 digital projects in 12 countries.
WideOyster Media | Global Editor-in-Chief
Media Outlets: https://www.wideoyster.com
Marco combines hunger for adventure and exploration with creativity and commercial thinking. He is an avid concept designer and travel storyteller. Journalism, global PR, advertising, brand creation, magazine creation, and managing and creative direction are just a few of the skills he acquired during his 20+ years of career. He publishes his travel stories in WideOyster Magazine but also writes for, amongst others, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, Lonely Planet Traveler, and Sidetracked. He is the founder of WideOyster Media and WideOyster Creative. He also loves to make sausages and enjoys them best with a beer. Or two.
Media Outlets: PANROTAS
Marina BarrosMarcondes is a correspondent for PANROTAS magazine, a digital publication focused on the development of the international tourism market in Brazil.
Media Outlets: Mercado & Eventos
Rafael Masgrau Torres is a freelance journalist and editor specializing in tourism, business, and government. He has worked in the foreign press service and as a press officer for the parliamentary, state government, and city hall and served as an editor for a variety of outlets including the EFE news agency, The Fluminense, The Day of Rio de Janeiro, The Diary of Mogi, and Revista Ato.
Media Outlets: Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, NZ Herald, Qantas, Vacations & Travel, MiNDFOOD
Rob McFarland is a regular contributor to Australia and NZ's biggest newspapers and magazines, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, NZ Herald, Qantas inflight and Vacations & Travel magazine. He's also been published overseas in Nat Geo Traveller, GQ, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Mail, The San Francisco Chronicle and The South China Morning Post. He's won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops on pitching and hosting for tourism boards and travel PRs.
Media Outlets: Territorios.com.br
Roberta Martins is a Brazilian travel writer, podcaster and travel guide who--for the last 16 years--reports on her travel experiences mostly about culture, nature and solo travel on her award-winning travel website Territórios.
Country: United States
Media Outlets: afar.com, adventure.com, Sierra Magazine, The Denver Post, Horse Illustrated
Based in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Stacey writes about travel, adventure, nature, and science. An anthropologist by training, a lifelong equestrian, and an avid climber, she's most comfortable unearthing unusual stories in their wide-angle context and accumulating as much dirt as possible under her fingernails. She writes for Sierra, Hemispheres, Horse Illustrated, Atlas Obscura, and others.
Media Outlets: www.brasilturis.com.br
Journalist, expert in sustainability, 50 years old, board member
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.