The ATTA, along with members Cruceros Australis, Andean Treks and Go South Adventures, were featured in a recent TIME Magazine article on how climate change is changing travel itineraries and even creating new opportunities:
The Adventure Travel Trade Association, which offers resources to tourists, points out that even those who aren’t super physically fit are doing springtime hikes in Greenland and eastern Tibet on mountain trails that had been covered in snow until summer. New trails are opening up in South America. “Due to the rapid glacial recession in the high Andes of southern Peru, we are now doing treks over 17,000-ft. [5,000 m] passes on routes which until five years ago were snowfield,” says Peter Robertson, president of Andean Treks, an operator based in Watertown, Mass.
The article also covered the negative aspects of climate change and how they impact the travel industry.