AdventureTravelNewsTM greets you this month in a whole new format that we hope will keep you returning weekly, if not daily, for news and updates. With significant advances in online publishing systems, the ATTA has been able to greatly reduce the time and resources previously required to publish bi-monthly installments. What that means is that with this new approach, AdventureTravelNews (ATN) will present new updates – at least weekly – presenting news, information and features from the field.
Navigation is rather intuitive and offers viewers several paths to quickly access news of special interest. Plus, in signing up for RSS feeds, you can receive email alerts of new articles available at ATN. Next month, you’ll be able to sign up for alerts on topics of special interest to you.
Several new features and columns also have been added to ATN, including Viewpoints, which gives you an opportunity to present editorial opinions on topics of concern to the health and progress of adventure travel. This month, the editorial hot topic is Carbon Offsets, just ahead of our May 15th Tune In Webinar on the role of carbon offsets in adventure travel. And, our Events section will help you keep pace with special events and opportunities presented by the ATTA – and by the industry at large.
Speaking of “you”, our readers, ATN seeks your assistance for a few special areas – in particular, under Trade Buzz, you’ll find a few “Spotlight” sections. Here, we’ll be focusing on progressive sustainability projects, destinations, operators and agents. We seek ATN reader recommendations and stories – access editorial guidelines – that help to focus attention on those organizations and people truly making a positive difference and impact on adventure travel globally.
You’re also able to comment on various stories, offering your take, updates, etc. And, if you’re aware of news, trends, events and other critical information relevant to the global adventure travel industry that you think we should be covering, please be sure to send a quick note. We’ve a lean editorial team, so the more eyes and ears in the field seeding ATN with story ideas, the better.
And, for ATTA Members, this is your chance to have your press releases featured. Send all press releases to [email protected] and we’ll work to post those in a timely manner.
Please know that not every section features a story just yet, but since we’re pretty far along, I wanted to share with you our first phase of the new AdventureTravelNews.
Enjoy, Chris Doyle