Please note the following publishing schedule for AdventureTravelNews™:
Call for Editorial Contributions:
AdventureTravelNews™ is designed to cover news and features that call out the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats facing adventure travel. It also reports on the latest significant happenings of our industry, the news of ATTA Members, and provides tools, resources and other tips concerning matters that affect our daily operations as well as our long term business strategies.
AdventureTravelNews remains in its infancy. We’re retooling a bit and undertaking new steps to ensure its timeliness, relevancy and readability. Anticipate some changes in 2008 that lean toward more frequency, consistency, timely reporting of news and quick access to key stories you can use. As we work to improve, we need to enlist your help.
We need your feedback and contributions.
With your contributions, AdventureTravelNews can better represent industry-wide voices from diverse sources, capture regional trends, and reflect more of a field-reports style that gives it more ‘punch’, plus tools, ideas and information adventure travel professionals can put to use immediately.
Ideas and topics submitted are expected to serve as fodder for AdventureTravelNews™, contribute to Adventure Travel World Summit planning and sessions, the launch of new, industry-benefiting initiatives, training, Web casts, etc. Editorial contributions will be seriously considered, including (always provocative) Op-Ed pieces intended to be shared with more than 10,000 adventure travel industry professionals who receive AdventureTravelNews.
Editor Notes & Requests:
- Submit synopses for articles that encourage provocative and thoughtful dialogue and that can lead to progressive and productive outcomes versus rants.
- Know that the ATTA is not currently in the position to commission content. In exchange for content accepted for AdventureTravelNews, the ATTA will include background, adjacent to the story, on the author and provide a link to the author’s preferred and relevant (requirement) Web site.
- Commercial copy and advertorial-style articles are not likely to appear in AdventureTravelNews. Your individual business interest may be included in the story, but to be seriously considered, the focus of any given article in which your business is mentioned must be ‘white-paper” style, meaning it addresses a general subject matter versus an individual business and ought to including competing organizations within the story – such articles provide a great deal more credibility in the eyes of the readership and is more likely to be considered for inclusion.
- AdventureTravelNews editor reserves the opportunity to offer editorial guidance and privileges – the editor’s intent will be to keep the story intact as presented as long as the best interests of the adventure travel community are served.
- Content requested is different than regularly submitted news releases – though the editorial submission deadlines remain the same.
- Consider the editorial submission deadlines provided above to ensure timely inclusion.
- Contribute story ideas in Microsoft Word document as an attachment and send to [email protected] .
- Provide author’s biography/general background, photo (not required) and current contact information.
- Indicate whether your story concept and actual story submissions have been published elsewhere or will soon run in another outlet.
- As this is a Web-only venue, please work to keep articles under 1,500 words. Snappy and ‘meaty’ content is the goal. Critical issues may require more lengthy articles – please submit outline approach for a potential multi-part series if the topic demands it.
- Consider your audience: Keep in mind, that AdventureTravelNews is accessed by the global adventure travel professional audience – consider the point of view of destinations, tour operators, agencies, guides, accommodations, etc.
- Consider imagery that might accompany each article. For all photo submissions, it is incumbent upon the author to secure all permissions for photo usage (including permissions from photo subjects) and to provide relevant captions to accompany each image.
For those of you who are early-adopters and potentially active contributors, this budding ‘contributor’ community may be approach by the editor to offer feedback and recommendations that can help to moveAdventureTravelNews to the next level. ATTA is open to hearing from experts, special guest contributors, and potentially even changing the overall style of the online newsletter – it takes many good minds to bring quality to the forefront.
Thanks in advance for taking the first step and contributing your ideas!