This application closes on 1 March, 2019. Applications will be reviewed in March with final selections made by the start of April.
Thank you for your interest in applying to be considered to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit 2019 as an Official Media Delegate.
The Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) is the preeminent opportunity for adventure travel industry professionals to gather from around the world for networking, education and inspiration.
Selected Official Media Delegates will learn about new companies and trends in the adventure tourism space, discover stories from operators and destinations, and form new lasting relationships while experiencing Sweden’s accessible nature and close to nature lifestyle. Immersive adventure activities on Pre-Summit Adventures and the Day of Adventure will give travel media the chance to discover the secrets of one of the world’s most sustainable tourism destinations through adventure and nature-focused experiences.
In the interest of maintaining a healthy dynamic of diverse business interests in the final event delegation, there are a limited number of 50 Official Media Delegate spots at the Summit, both fully-hosted (30) and discounted (20). Selections for fully-hosted spots will be made from the pool of applications received. (More details on hosted and discounted spots below.)
If selected, the entire trip length will vary in duration up to six days prior to the event depending on the final selection of Pre-Summit Adventure tour options (4-5 days in length) plus the travel time from your origin city. Tour options will be made available after applications are selected. The event itself is 16-19 September, with return departures on 20 September, 2019.
Who should apply:
The ATTA and our hosts are interested in hosting media delegates specifically based in (and/or writing for the markets of):
(With some consideration for highly qualified media from Asia, Latin America, MENA, and other European countries) who specialize in adventure and sustainable travel stories, including:
Publishers, advertising sales representatives, personal or hobby bloggers, PR agency representatives, marketing agencies/content developers, and film/video producers are not eligible to apply as an official media delegate. Anyone with an interest in the North American adventure travel industry may pay to attend as a regular event delegate.
Half-day passes may be available for local television, radio or newspaper representatives to access a local press conference and the event opening session. Contact [email protected].
Role and expectations at the Summit if your application is selected:
All Official Media Delegates are expected to be “working media,” meaning whether a freelance journalist, magazine editor, photojournalist, or professional blogger and influencer, you will be actively looking for ways to cover the host destination, the adventure travel industry, and attending delegate’s destinations and products.
In addition, all selected Official Media Delegates are:
Hosted and Discounted/Subsidized Spots:
In the interest of accommodating more Official Media Delegates, there are discounted spots available in addition to fully-hosted spots. The same application serves for both.
HOSTED Official Media Delegates receive: complimentary event registration (including the Day of Adventure), accommodations during the event, economy round-trip air, ground transfers, and a multi-day Pre-Summit Adventure tour with a local tour operator. Hosted media are required to participate in an adventure tour, and are expected to be researching the experience for potential story coverage, and active on social media using the assigned event hashtags. We track all media results from the event.
DISCOUNTED Official Media Delegates receive a subsidized event registration fee of $350 USD (including the Day of Adventure). Accommodations during the event, airfare, and ground transfers will not be covered. Participation in a hosted Pre-Summit Adventure (PSA) is optional for discounted media delegates. If participating in a PSA, discounted media are expected to be researching the experience for potential story coverage, and active on social media using the assigned event hashtags. We track all media results from the event.
ONLY ATTA ADVENTURE MEDIA MEMBERS* in current standing will be eligible for a discounted official media delegate spot. Active media member applicants who applied and were not selected for a fully hosted spot will be offered the discounted spots first come, first served by a specific deadline, or until sold out, whichever comes first.
*Learn more about becoming an ATTA Adventure Media Member.
ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS:
Applications will be reviewed in March with final selections made by the start of April.