Seattle, WA – During the October 26-31, 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in Namibia, multiple announcements of long-term investments by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and its partners – World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Save The Rhino Trust, Power Namibia Project, Namibia Tourism Board and Tourism Ireland – were made [...]
Online Voting for People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Runs through Jan. 31, 2014 Climber Adam Ondra Photograph by Van Conrad Adventure Educators Amy and Dave Freeman Photograph by Bernardo Gimenez Big-Wave Surfer Greg Long Photograph by Bruno Lemos Alpinists Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted Photograph by Raphael Slawinski WASHINGTON — National Geographic has announced [...]Industry Partner News
LONDON - Following on the “Destination Europe 2020” joint initiative with the European Travel Commission (EC) announced at last year’s World Travel Market (WTM), Eduardo Santander, Executive Director of the European Travel Commission (ETC), presented at a press conference in London the first findings of the overseas consultation process led by ETC to gather first-hand industry [...]By the Numbers Monthly Newsletter
Demand for international tourism remained strong throughout the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Between January and August, the number of international tourists worldwide grew by 5%, driven by strong results in Europe, Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East. UNWTO’s Panel of Experts confirms this positive [...]
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Diving under the midnight sun My ancestor eleven generations back – Hans Egede – was permitted by King Frederik IV of Denmark to go to Greenland to establish a mission and search for the remains of the Norse colony. He went in 1721 and founded Greenlands capital Nuuk in 1728. Tropic Ice...
Rift Valley Adventures Ltd. (RVA) is East Africa’s premier Outdoor Education and Adventure Activity Company, based in the Mt. Kenya and Laikipia region of Kenya. The company has its own outdoor adventure center and permanent camp in Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy. We frequently operate mobile camps...→ More ATTA Member Profiles
The ATTA expands their membership benefits to tour operators with a leading travel software company. San Francisco, CA – The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a global adventure travel membership organization announced a new partnership with San Francisco-based software company PathWrangler today. The partnership gives ATTA members a 15% discount on PathWrangler’s travel software, which helps [...]
The Adventure Travel Trade Association, in partnership with the New York Times and Los Angeles Times Travel Shows, will spotlight adventure tourism to consumer and trade audiences in January and February of 2014. Based on the solid growth of the adventure tourism market, the ATTA’s strength in creating space for trade partners to meet and [...]
Seattle, WA – The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a trade organization encouraging responsible tourism development worldwide with more than 900 businesses and tourism organization members across 90 countries, has added two new strategic roles to its internal team with the hiring of Christina Beckmann as the Director of AdventureEDU & Research, and Liz Ferrin, [...]
Editor’s Note: This gear review is a guest post by Mallory Ayres, Outdoor Prolink’s Gear Head. You can find out more about Outdoor Prolink’s here. Our Outdoor Prolink team is united by our complete obsession with outdoor gear. Sure, you can probably label us freaks, but the smell of new hiking boots out of the [...]
EcoColors Tours has received the Moderniza Especializado Distinctive this December 2013 after a series of audits and processes during 3 months. Moderniza Quality Program is a quality improvement Management System which tourism companies can use to incentivize their workers and improve their profitability...
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Over the last two years there have been unprecedented changes in the way that search engines (particularly Google) rank websites. These changes have had an enormous effect on many businesses whose sales are related to search traffic and SEO professionals have been forced to create new strategies for optimizing websites. There are more changes still [...]→ More Business Insights