It’s that time of year for conferences, but one you shouldn’t miss is the Adventure Travel World Summit that’s in Quebec Oct 19-22, hosted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association. What makes it different from other conferences is the almost absolute lack of voluntourism representation. Earthwatch will probably go, as will PEPY Ride, but not many others have shown up in past years. It’s a missed opportunity.
Almost all of the adventure travel companies are looking to combine some voluntourism into their offerings, instead of creating projects themselves many are looking to partner with volunteer companies – THEY JUST DONT KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE!
So if you’re looking to expand your reach and network – this is the one conference I highly recommend attending (and no, they dont pay me).
Here are a couple selections from last year: