The Adventure Travel World Summit is a unique opportunity for tour operators to seek out professional development, inspiration and mentorship from a collaborative group of fellow adventure travel professionals from around the world.
The annual program has been in place since 2009 and is designed to support up-and-coming tour operators by providing access to fellow industry partners who are members of the ATTA’s global network.
If you think your organization would benefit from attending the Summit and if it will help you contribute to meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry then we encourage you to apply for a Tour Operator Scholarship. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on 20 May 2018. Winners will be announced on June 13.
Three Tour Operator Applicants will receive:
A complimentary membership in the ATTA for one year ($600 USD value)
One ticket to the 2018 Adventure Travel World Summit ($1,550 value)
One marketplace table for the 2018 Summit ($750 value)
$1,500 travel stipend for airfare to Tuscany
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their unique strategies for making a difference in key areas important to the association:
Women in leadership – via the Adventure Angels Abundance scholarship program
Reducing plastic use
Empowering the next generation of leaders in today’s youth
““The Jordan Tourism Board is honored to sponsor this year’s Tour Operator Scholarship Program for the 2018 Adventure Travel World Summit. As the JTB increases its focus and commitment to promoting sustainable travel and community tourism in Jordan, it is only fitting that we are able to offer this opportunity to support tour operators in their efforts to empower women and youth and make a positive impact on the environment. Through the World Summit and other global events, the ATTA has been a driving force in making way for such opportunities, and we are proud to partner with them.”
Janine Jervis, Deputy Director – Jordan Tourism Board, North America
Previous Scholarship Recipients
Herencia Verde, COSTA RICA
Iwokrama International Centre, GUYANA
Tundra North Tours, CANADA
Legends of the Wild, UNITED STATES
Kurdistan Iraq Tours, IRAQ
True Adventure, ICELAND
Grand Asian Journeys, UNITED STATES
Project Cordillera, UNITED KINGDOM
SierraRios, UNITED STATES
La Paz on Foot, BOLIVIA
Amigo Trails, MEXICO
Green Pathways Tours, NICARAGUA
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.