After careful and thoughtful consideration, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has announced the 2021 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) will be hosted in a fully virtual format. ATTA is committed to the safety of the adventure travel community, first and foremost. By presenting ATWS 2021 virtually, ATTA will not only ensure the safety of conference delegates, but will also provide a greater opportunity for a larger global audience to attend.
The 2021 ATWS will be hosted by Hokkaido, Japan, and will take place on 20 – 24 September 2021 (these dates may be different depending on time zones). The event will include inspirational speakers, virtual adventures from Japan, B2B networking, and community round tables. Registration starts at $349 USD, $299 for Business Members and $750 USD for Marketplace.
Casey Hanisko, ATTA President shared, “We have taken great care to consider an approach to the content and networking that will allow virtual delegates in Japan or Europe, USA or Australia, to participate. What is of utmost importance is that our industry gathers, and now – virtually without the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic – more businesses and their staff will be allowed to meet the adventure community and come away inspired to continue on.”
ATTA recently announced Switzerland Tourism as ATTA’s Global Exclusive Sustainability Destination Partner. Switzerland Tourism will support the ATTA’s event emissions measurement efforts and carbon offsetting that supports nature-based solutions through Neutral Together and carbon removal via direct air capture and permanent storage through Tomorrow’s Air.
The main hosts of ATWS 2021 include Japan National Tourism Organization and Hokkaido Tourism Organization. In addition to Switzerland Tourism, other current ATTA partners supporting the event include Flywire, Tuscany, Ripcord, World Nomads, NRS, and Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Following ATWS 2021, ATTA will host AdventureELEVATE 2021 in Sedona, Arizona with an in-person conference format on 16 – 18 November 2021. AdventureELEVATE is an annual North America-based two-day intensive educational and networking conference that brings together thought-leaders and practitioners for inspiration, education and insights into the trends that shape our industry year-round. Registration starts at $950 USD for Community Members and $750 for Business Members.
Over the past year, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has hosted numerous virtual events, each driven by a common goal of providing the adventure travel community a safe, value-driven and inspiring experience during a trying and tumultuous time. Recent ATTA Virtual Events include:
- AdventureELEVATE Virtual 2020
- AdventureConnect: Come Together
- Tomorrow’s Air Convene: Climate Clever Travel
- AdventureELEVATE Europe 2021
For ATWS or AdventureELEVATE partnership information, contact [email protected]