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Adventure Tour Operators' Association of India (ATOAI), was founded in 1994 with handful of members. 20 years after its nascence, it is a national body comprising over 200 members across the country and abroad actively promoting Adventure and Eco Tourism in India. The association was founded with an aim to create awareness about the immense potential for adventure tourism in India and to harness this potential in a safe, sensitive and environment friendly manner. ATOAI members are recognised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The Adventure Tour Operators´ Association of India was conceptualized by seven dynamic founder members from the adventure travel trade, who envisioned ATOAI to be strong support group that led to both group and individual profits by establishing adventure as one of the main tourism attractions to India. With her natural topography of towering mountains, steep cliffs & dizzying heights on one hand and swiftly flowing currents, cascading rapids & fierce swells on the other - India is a natural paradise for the discerning traveler.

The ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA has been founded to promote adventure tourism in India and to create awareness overseas about the potential of adventure tourism in India. All income of the Association shall be utilized towards the promotion of the aims and objectives of ATOAI.

Aims and Objectives

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To promote national integration, international welfare and goodwill.
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To institute chairs and fellowship in India.
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To conduct, seminars, group discussions, course of studies, cultural meetings, to promote adventure tourism in India.
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To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, encouraging and assisting in the development of Adventure Tourism throughout the country and to take initiative to secure the welfare of the Adventure Tourism Trade.
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To encourage and promote interaction within the adventure tour operators fraternity and with other travel agents on all subjects involving their common good and benefit.
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To promote equal opportunity for all visitors to enjoy the adventure tourism and travel facilities without distinction of race, colour, creed or nationality.
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To set up and maintain high ethical mores in the industry.
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To undertake such welfare activities as the members cannot take individually.
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To communicate with Chambers of Commerce, other Mercantile and public Bodies in India, Government Departments or Committees, Department of Tourism and various foreign and local associations and corporations, companies and concerns and promote measures in the interests of the and nominate members to act on them.
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To set up and maintain high ethical mores in the industry.
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To undertake such welfare activities as the members cannot take individually.

Our Mission Statement

To facilitate the delivery of responsible and sustainable adventure travel experiences; fostering growth and partnerships amongst members.

Our Vision Statement

  • To help India become the best and the largest adventure travel destination in the world.
  • To be inclusive and grow membership to 1000 responsible members by 2016.
  • To help India become a 12 month tourism destination through adventure travel.
  • To help members operate in all 7 continents by 2016.

Our Core Values

  • Exploration
  • Safety
  • Challenge
  • Passion
  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Knowledge
  • Innovation
  • Conservation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sustainable Growth

Leadership

The Executive Committee shall mean the members of the Executive Committee of the Association constituted as provided by these rules. The Executive Committee shall be entrusted with the management of the affairs of the Association. The minimum numbers of the Executive shall be seven.

Swadesh Kumar
President

Shikhar Travels India Pvt Ltd.

Ajeet Bajaj
Sr. Vice President

Snow Leopard Adventures Pvt. Ltd.

Tejbir Singh Anand
Vice President

Holiday Moods Adventures Pvt Ltd

Rajesh Ojha
Hony. Secretary

BanjaraCamps & Retreats Pvt. Ltd.

Vaibhav Kala
Hony. Treasurer

Aquaterra Adventures (I) Pvt. Ltd.

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