Below, see featured 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit developments, including keynote speakers and sessions, and the winners of the 2013 Tour Operator Scholarship program. With only 100 spaces left, momentum is building toward October when 650 adventure travel industry professionals will gather in Namibia. Recognizing the power of place, Namibia's conservation story will be a centerpiece to the Summit theme of Imagine. Inspire. Invest. The recognition of adventure travel's sustainable importance world-wide has been paramount to the energy and support around the 2013 Summit.
Germans are as keen on travel as ever – almost 50 per cent plan a second trip besides their main annual holiday – according to the latest ADAC Reisemonitor survey Italy and Austria have become increasingly popular for extra breaks Berlin, GERMANY – Almost 50 per cent of Germans have already made up their minds [...]Spotlight: Sustainability
Editor’s Note: This article was originally part of a newsletter by sustainable tourism group, Friends of The Serengeti and is published with full permission. The ATTA has continued to support this group in their efforts to stop detrimental development and other activities in and around the fragile Serengeti plains. As you read this, African elephants are [...]By the Numbers
U.S. Commerce Department Forecasts Continued Strong Growth for International Travel to the United States – 2013-2018
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) projects international travel to the United States will continue experiencing strong growth through 2018, based on the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries’ 2013 Spring Travel Forecast. Building on a record-breaking 2012, visitor volume is expected to rise 4.0 percent in 2013, reaching 69.6 million visitors who stay one [...]Trade Events
The first half of 2013 is almost passed! So if you are looking at opportunities in the remainder of 2013 to engage with colleagues and communities involved in Indigenous cultural tourism, then check out the following: National Aboriginal Tourism Opportunities Conference 3-4 April 2013 The Aboriginal Tourism Opportunities Association of BC (AtBC) wrapped up the [...]Trend Watch
According to an article run on Reuters and Skift.com, grandparents willing to foot the bill for once-in-a-lifetime family getaways are bolstering the overall multigenerational family trend: When Barbara Grover and her husband received an inheritance they were not expecting five years ago, they planned a luxurious family trip. Rather than plowing the money back into [...]By the Numbers
Top Ten Fastest Growing Tourism Earners Reflect Shifts towards Asia, Africa and Non-Traditional Europe Last year, Europe welcomed more than half of all international tourist arrivals – 535 million foreign visitors – according to Skift.com (data reported from the United Nations World Tourism Organization). The region also snagged the largest global portion of tourism receipts, an [...]Media Buzz Uncategorized
By Chris Doyle, Executive Director of Europe Bestselling author John Shors is a trouble-maker. In his recently released, Temple of a Thousand Faces, Shors once again thrusts my imagination into exotic lands, a distant epoch and clash of civilizations, intriguing characters, compelling plots, scintillating love, and powerful mysticism all within a historically accurate framework, triggering my desire [...]Trend Watch
Destination websites are the #1 source of travel information A global study of CNN consumers’ travel perceptions and behavioural trends has revealed that safety and security is of greater concern when choosing an international travel destination, than any other deciding factor – for more than two thirds of global respondents. 67% say ‘safety and [...]→ More Trade News Headlines
PalmarVoyages has 22 years of running as a tour operator and travel agency in Ecuador. We provide our clients and our partners market the greatest benefits, as well as first-class service. We don’t like angry faces, so we do everything to fulfill your requests and demands hoping to convey a smile. We...
High Mountain was founded in 2006 by Guillermo Palma and Carolina Soto after working for a long time in the adventure tourism industry, as mountain guide and rafting guide respectively, in the most adventurous places of Chile. They decided to make their dreams come true by founding their own adventure...→ More ATTA Member Profiles
Editor’s Note: We found the leadership principles of this article to be valuable not just for retail organizations, but all businesses. It has been republished here for our readers with full permission by the Outdoor Industry Association. Senior managers are the lifeblood of a successful outdoor specialty store. Over time, they can contribute significantly to a [...]
Assistant Editor’s Note: Jay Taylor is Founder & CEO at Leverage Digital Media, a Tampa-based digital marketing agency, where he has helped hundreds of companies establish online brand identities and implement profitable digital marketing initiatives. Jay is also a columnist at Search Engine Watch, one of the leading news and information providers for the search engine marketing [...]
By Nicole Petrak, New Media Projects & Assistant Editor Facebook has announced an upcoming site re-design, one that will mostly shift the Newsfeed as we know it and has some interesting implications for brands. The company says users can expect an experience more like a “personalized newspaper,” where their social content will be blended with [...]→ More Business Insights
ATTA Guest Presenter Mike Geraci, VP Converged Media MercuryCSC Converged Media: Brand Marketing in Real Time Thursday, June 13 10:00 AM PST / 17:00 UTC Register Now Real-time brand marketing is powered by what has been dubbed a converged media strategy, applying Earned, Owned, Paid, and Social tactics in a coordinated effort. Sounds great but how [...]
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Kirsi Hyvaerinen of National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro and features the ATTA’s Chris Doyle, Executive Director of Europe. “Designing a To-Do List for Tourism in the Western Balkans” was the motto of a two-day event at Sipcanik winery (Plantaze) near Podgorica, organized by Regional Competitiveness Initiative Project (RCI/ USAID). The overall goal was [...]
ATTA Guest Presenter Richard Bangs Postponed until further notice Thursday, June 20 10:00 AM PST / 17:00 UTC Learn how to use and create video to capture the attention of your desired audience and influence the decision making process. The host and presenter, Richard Bangs, will cover the following topics during this webinar, followed by Q&A [...]
By David Scowsill, WTTC’s President and CEO Travel & Tourism, one of the world’s largest industries, outperformed the global economy in 2012 and grew faster than many other notable industries such as manufacturing, financial services, communications and retail. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) economic research, in 2012, Travel & Tourism grew [...]→ More Lessons & Insights
Editor’s Note: This article is a guest post by Joslin Fritz. Joslin Fritz is a freelance writer, adventure travel blogger and international tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. You can learn more about her at www.joslinfritz.com. If you’re in the adventure travel industry, you’re bound to have heard of the company Eagle Creek. With their [...]
Alta Floresta, MT / BRASIL – The Cristalino Lodge was selected as one of the ”25 Best Ecolodges 2013″ by National Geographic Traveler magazine and will be featured in the June / July 2013 issue, as well as listed in a special Best Lodges photo gallery on National Geographic Traveler’s...
TourRadar, an Innovative Social Marketplace for Multi-Day Travel, Closes Strategic Round of Angel Funding
Social Travel Start-up Creates Consumer Conduit for Booking Group Tours Vienna, AUSTRIA - TourRadar, a website with the world’s largest inventory of multi-day tour products and a market-leading multi-channel distribution platform, announced today that it has closed a strategic funding round that will...
The Benefits of Collaboration: IAATO at the 36th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, BELGIUM - The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) reported to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM XXXVI) last week. As in previous years, in addition to presenting statistics and estimates of numbers for next season, IAATO reported on the Association’s...
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