Adventure Travel Summit – 90% sold out!
As of 10 June, the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) 2013 is 90% sold out and the Adventure Travel Tour Association, (ATTA), the organizers, expect the Summit to sell out completely by July. In the history of countries around the world hosting the Summit, this is the earliest it has ever sold out, plus, the number of registered delegates able to attend this year was increased from 600 to 700.
The proof is in the numbers: Namibia has galvanized the interest of the adventure travel industry! It is now up to Destination Namibia to capitalize on this momentum to the fullest.
ATTA said the Adventure Travel Summit is the largest gathering of adventure travel professionals in the world.
In its ten-year history, this is the first time the ATWS will be held on the African continent. The choice of Namibia to host the event provides the local tourism industry with a chance to showcase cultures, conservancies, wildlife and landscapes to the delegates, who, in turn, take this information back to their customers. Over 700 leaders in adventure tourism will gather in Namibia for four days of networking and exchange. Delegates will have the opportunity to travel around Namibia before the Summit. They will be chaperoned by over 46 Namibian tour operators.
Delegates will spend one night in Windhoek (in 23 different accommodations in the capital) and in Swakopmund (in 48 different accommodations at the coast).“This is the best tourism marketing opportunity our country has this decade,” said Sem Shikongo, the Director of Tourism, “Not only does it allow us to showcase the Land of the Brave to 700 travel influencers, it also gives us a chance to share Namibia’s internationally acclaimed approach to combining conservation, community development and tourism, and why our balanced approach presents unique experiences for travelers.” Namibian tourism businesses and related businesses interested in attending the Summit are urged to register as soon as possible before the Summit is completely sold out. Interested parties should register via the ATTA website.