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AdventureELEVATE Latin America

Media Application Now Closed

Media applications are now closed.
See ATTA's event calendar for more opportunities.


This application closed 28 February 2024. Applications will be reviewed and final selections made in early March.

AdventureELEVATE Latin America gives attending media the opportunity to discover the unique natural and cultural resources and activities in Ecuador and the surrounding region. Selected official media delegates will have the opportunity to discover stories through an immersive multi-day adventure tour and connections with regional suppliers at Marketplace, as well as find inspiration in learning about the value and development of adventure travel through speakers and workshops at the event.

The final selected hosted official media delegates will receive: complimentary event registration, accommodations during the event, economy round-trip air, airport transfers, a multi-day Pre-Adventure and a Day of Adventure tour at no cost. Hosted media delegates are required to participate in a multi-day pre-adventure tour.  


If selected, the entire trip length will vary in duration up to 10 days depending on the final selection of Pre-Adventure tour options plus the travel time from your origin city. Tour options will be made available after applications are selected. The event itself is from 6-8 May (including Day of Adventure). Departures will be 9 May.

Who should apply

The ATTA and our hosts are seeking 10 media delegates. We are considering media who have an active interest in creating and publishing stories about adventure, responsible, and sustainable travel in Ecuador and Latin America who are specifically based in (and/or writing for audiences in):

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • France
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

Applications will be considered and reviewed with the destination partner, with the goal to host a diverse group of media who specialize in adventure and sustainable travel stories, including:

      • Freelance Journalists with a proven record of placing articles in mainstream lifestyle outlets or verticals focusing on travel, outdoor adventure, fitness, culture, or environment/sustainability with national and global reach (print and digital).
      • Magazine, Newspaper, or Digital Staff Writers & Editors especially from mainstream lifestyle outlets and/or vertical outlets focusing on travel, outdoor adventure, culture, or environment/sustainability with national and global reach.
      • Broadcast Journalists & Producers whose content is broadcast on TV or radio and is related to the adventure travel or outdoor industry (this event is not an ideal fit for strictly on-camera talent due to very limited filming opportunities).
      • Some consideration will be given to Travel Content Creators (Influencers/Bloggers) with evidence of regular, current editorial content (i.e., non-sponsored posts) related to adventure travel, outdoor activity, culture, or environmental/sustainability issues with a large, dedicated, and engaged following interested in adventure travel-related content (limited spots).

Publishers, advertising sales representatives, personal or hobby bloggers, PR agency representatives, marketing agencies/content developers, and film/video producers are not eligible to apply as an official media delegate.

Role and expectations if your application is selected

Official media delegates are expected to be “working media” meaning whether a freelance journalist, editor, or travel content creator, you will be actively looking for ways to cover the host destination, the adventure travel industry, and attending delegate’s destinations and products.

In addition, all official media delegates are:

    • Required to attend the Marketplace and media-specific sessions during the event, designed to give you more story ideas and connections.
    • Expected to attend the FULL event (all conference days, no early departures).
    • Required to participate in a multi-day Pre-Adventure in Ecuador.
    • Expected to publish stories and content about your experience on adventures.
    • Expected to be active on social media during the event and any related adventures.
    • Expected to answer surveys sent by the ATTA.
    • Follow local safety and health protocols and obtain travel insurance for the trip.

    • Final selections will be made from the pool of applications received.
    • All applications will be considered, reviewed, and selected with the destination partner.
    • A cross-set of criteria is used in the application evaluation and selection process to curate a final selection of media that represent the specific countries listed above (limited per country) and a variety of narratives, outlets, and topics related to adventure travel.
    • Due to the limited number of official media delegate spots and the large quantity of applications typically received, not all qualified applications will be selected.
    • You will receive an email from ATTA informing you of the status of your application.
    • More questions? See our Official Media at ATTA Events FAQs

This application closed 28 February 2024. Applications will be reviewed and final selections made in early March.

See ATTA's event calendar for more hosted media opportunities.