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(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON; September 20, 2019) – Registration is now open for the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) annual industry event, the Adventure Travel World Summit. The 2020 event will be held in Adelaide, Australia, 6-9 October. The highly anticipated announcement was made on the closing day of Adventure Travel World Summit 2019, which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The ATTA’s annual Summit event draws hundreds of industry professionals from around the world for several days of educational programming, lauded keynote speakers, ample time for one-on-one networking, and exploration of the host destination. This is the first time the ATTA has ever held an event in Australia, signaling the importance of Oceania as a major player in adventure tourism and the company’s growing global reach in the industry.
The Adventure Travel World Summit routinely features sophisticated educational content addressing operational issues, industry trends, and topical concerns relevant to the adventure travel industry. Keynote speakers in previous years have included polar explorer Robert Swan, author Elizabeth Becker, and futurist Anne Nielsen.
On the first day of the Summit, delegates are invited to participate in the Day of Adventure, which will introduce them to adventure activities available in and around southern Australia. Vibrant, cosmopolitan, and multicultural, Australia’s fifth largest city serves as the ideal basecamp for local and regional adventure and exploration. Delegates will have lots of time to experience the area’s laid-back vibe, meet the local people, and enjoy Adelaide’s natural and cultural delights.
Agenda and speaker details for Adventure Travel World Summit 2020 and additional information about the event will be announced in the coming months.
About Adventure Travel Trade Association
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.
Membership + Trade
The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,300 member organizations in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism.
Adventure 360 – Business Services + Events
Through its growing business services division, the ATTA delivers a portfolio of strategic solutions and a robust ecosystem of events around the globe. Those events include AdventureNEXT which focuses on regional promotion and partnerships; AdventureELEVATE a North American-based educational conference; and the premiere adventure travel global conference, the Adventure Travel World Summit. With specialized expertise in research, events, education, media, and promotion, the ATTA business service division is able to provide valuable solutions to a broad set of partners across many verticals of business.
Adventure Travel Conservation Fund
In 2016 the ATTA partnered with other leaders from the adventure travel industry to start the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), a nonprofit that provides funding, connections and an international spotlight on projects that protect the cultural and natural resources which underpin the adventure tourism industry. 100% of membership dues go towards funding these international projects. Each year members nominate projects, which are then vetted and finally voted upon by the ATCF membership.
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