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ATOAI Convention 2017

Adventure Travel: Emerging Pathways
13th Annual Convention of ATOAI
18-21 September, 2017
Backwater Ripples Hotel, Kumarakom, Kerala

Adventure travel is redefining travel.  The niche has not only become mainstream but is now leading it. A sustainable, responsible, eco-friendly world is increasingly gravitating towards the offerings of this genre whose core is now being defined as, Being in a natural environment, Learnings and Meaningful Experiences.   And what the new adventure traveler is seeking is Transformation, Expanded Worldview, Nature & Discovery, Mental Health, Learning, Connections, Fun & Thrills, Physical Health, Unique Experiences and Meaningful Stories.

These trends are becoming kind of a new movement and  will have its implications on how travel business is going to be conducted in coming years, what will be its ethical underpinnings and how its will not be mere an activity but part of a personal journey and growth. This worldwide movement is also having its effect on adventure travel in India. We have now twenty odd verticals from what earlier thought out to be a mere congregation of mountaineers, skiers, trekkers, campers, rafters and Jeep safari walas. Now from Scuba diving to paragliding, motor biking to sky diving, Kite surfing to River cruising, Angling to Bungee jumping, Caving to  Birding, Adventure Parks to Nature retreats….. the list goes on.

Beyond the Himalaya, products are being created all across the length and breadth of the country. Every destination is curating and creating its own adventure products. Newer adventure products and newer regions offering adventure products are populating the map. These are very interesting times for our industry. These new opportunities have its new set of challenges - Safety and sustainability, Skilled manpower and Right regulatory environment, Educating and developing the right perspective for the fraternity...

To celebrate, highlight and deliberate on these new pathways and to give direction to what is increasingly becoming a new movement in travel, the adventure fraternity is getting together at Kumarkom, Kerala, under the aegis of ATOAI, from 18th to 21st of September 2017, on an invitation by the Kerala Government, for its 13th Annual Convention. We are encouraging several State governments to showcase to the adventure travel fraternity the unique products they have and also to takeaway from the deliberations the way forward for the adventure travel industry.

We are excited by the new destination and the buzz it is creating in the fraternity and are enthused by the widening prospects of adventure travel beyond the Himalayan frontiers. ATOAI is ready to lead this movement.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

The annual gathering of ATOAI’s convention is a vibrant mix that includes travel, business discussions, B2B networking and entertainment.

Exhibition

BUSINESS NETWORKING / BUYER - SELLER EXPO
The convention will offer structured opportunities for the travel trade and tourism boards to network for business development.

These include networking sessions and a Buyer - Seller Expo where companies may take up table space to promote their products and services.

Table Space for B2B Networking

* Includes:

2 Complementary registration (worth Rs. 12000)

Link insert in ATOAI eNewsletter X 4 months (Worth Rs. 8000)

Link on ATOAI website (Worth Rs. 2500)

Waiver in admission fees (worth Rs. 2000) to non members if they apply for the membership at the time of registration.

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ATOAI Members:

Rs. 25000

Taxes as applicable

Non Members:

Rs. 30000

Taxes as applicable

Rs. 30000

Taxes as applicable

Rs. 35000

Taxes as applicable

For securing your booth, please send a mail to atoai.india@gmail.com

Trips

Delegates will also get an opportunity to go on pre-convention FAM tours offered by state industry players at a nominal cost.

This will further enhance networking opportunities for business development.

 

 

Activity Name

Type of Tour

Reporting Place

Start Time

Start Date

No of Days

Backwater Discovery

Kayaking Holiday

Pallathuruthy

08:00

15-Sep

3

Rainforest Discovery

Multi Activity

Kalypso Office

08:00

15-Sep

3

Western Ghats Trek

Trekking Holiday

Kalypso Office

07:00

15-Sep

3

Beach & Backwater Cycling

Cycling Holiday

Whispering Palms

08:00

18-Sep

1

Backwater Day Kayaking

Kayaking Holiday

Pallathuruthy

08:00

18-Sep

1

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Kovalam

10:00

16-Sep

3

Backwaters
(Houseboat) Program

Houseboat (Backwaters)

Kochi

12 PM

16 Sep

3

North Kerala Tour

Pre Tour

Calicut

10 AM

15 Sep

3

Media

FAQ's

S.no

Name

Company

City