They’re booking on the fly, they’re mixing business with pleasure and they’re getting personal: here’s what you need to know about travelers as a whole in 2014. On-the-go and on-demand: what you need to know about mobile trip planning The ubiquity of smartphone and tablet adoption among North American and Western European travelers and the [...]
During this webinar you will get helpful information about US & CANADA travelers in Ecuador with interesting figures and tendencies. Ecuador and Galapagos is considered a booming destination by important international travel organizations for 2014, the perfect balance between a great business and conservation around the world. As part of this optimistic tendency Kleintours has [...]By the Numbers Monthly Newsletter
A five percent increase in international travelers in 2013 meant the number of globe-trotters broke a record, pushing 1.1 billion. While the United States, France and China still lead the way in inbound travelers, some fresh destinations are on the rise globally, and they are swiftly moving up the ranks. With double digit growth in arrivals [...]Spotlight: Destinations
Editor’s note: This article was originally written by Joyce Shi for Solimar International’s blog. It’s reprinted here with full permission. It may be the year of the horse in the Chinese Zodiac, but in the travel industry, 2014 should probably be marked as the year of the local. Mass travel is out, and local, personalized [...]→ More Trade News Headlines
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Natura Vive, is an Adventure Tour Operator located in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. We offer the first and only Via Ferrata mountain climbing experience in Peru, complete with 6 ziplines and a unique hanging lodge. Our Via Ferrata gives people who have zero climbing experience the ability to scale...→ More ATTA Member Profiles
A great stocking stuffer, you can increase public awareness while also supporting ECPAT-USA’s work, and not to mention increase your ability to find your luggage, all at the same time this Holiday Season! TassaTags also make great corporate...→ More Travelers Resources
By Nina Gallo, Writer for Covering Ground This is one of my favourite pieces of travelling and backpacking kit. This tiny, lightweight backpack is just as useful on the streets of an undiscovered city as in the mountains. At 20L capacity and weighing in at 68g (2.4oz), this is one of the lightest backpacks around. [...]
By Christine Mackay, Co-Founder of Crooked Trails I recently returned from leading nine people on a trip to Nepal. We were not there to trek, raft white water, ride elephants in Chitwan National Park or paraglide in Pokhara. Our mission was clear; to bear witness to the incredible work of Maiti Nepal (MN) in its fight [...]
By Sean Dubberke Imagine the following scenario where a customer on an adventure tour in Myanmar asks about the evening’s accommodation and plans for the following day: Karen, American tourist: “Aung, will there be Wi-Fi in the hotel tonight?” Aung, Local guide: “Sure, madam. No problem.” Karen: “Great, it’s been several days since we had [...]→ More Lessons & Insights
Last Thursday, February 27th, END IT partners (including ECPAT International, an ATTA partner) posted photos across social media (via hashtag #EndItMovement) of supporters who joined in shining a light on modern day slavery. The following gallery displays images of ATTA team joining in on the cause.
Seattle, WA – After a year of development, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (www.adventuretravel.biz) is formally announcing AdventureEDU, a professional training program designed to assist governments, associations, companies and professionals in providing the best adventure travel experience in managed-risk and sustainable practices. In order to meet demand for dynamic and real world industry needs, the [...]
By: Alice Gifford Last year, energy around adventure travel at ITB-Berlin and the New York Times Travel Show was at an all-time high, and this year’s expectations remain the same. Join the ATTA, members and industry colleagues at speaking engagements and AdventureConnect networking events during these shows – or drop by the ATTA booths onsite to meet [...]
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George will visit the Blue Mountains during the Sydney leg of their trip “down under” from April 16 to 20. The visit was announced yesterday (Monday, March 3) by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. Blue Mountains Lithgow...
Volcanoes Safaris is excited to announce our second Photo Competition. The competition runs from 20th February to 20th April. Winners will be announced on the 20th May. The winning prize is a four-day safari to Mount Gahinga Lodge for two people. There will be special discounts given for any extensions...
Wilpena Pound Resort completes its collection of luxe safari-style accommodations in the heart of the majestic Flinders Ranges Flinders Ranges, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Ikara Safari Camp, Wilpena Pound Resort’s new luxury tent accommodations, is available to book in the Flinders Ranges—an iconic Outback...→ More Member News Headlines
Intergenerational travel is flourishing, offering lucrative opportunities for tour operators. Dorine Reistein investigates how you can tap into this market. Editor’s Note: This article was written Dorine Reinstein for Southern African Tourism Update and is re-run with full permission. While the article is focused on South Africa, it’s posted here as it contains insights valuable in [...]→ More Business Insights