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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What is AdventureELEVATE?

AdventureELEVATE is a business-to-business conference focused on the adventure travel industry. A majority of the 200+ attendees will come from organizations, destinations, and publications with a vested interest in the North American market, and the educational content is designed for North American business needs and trends. Inspirational keynotes, the AdventureExchange marketplace-style session, networking, and MediaConnect sessions are beneficial to delegates from around the world.

Who should register to attend AdventureELEVATE?

AdventureELEVATE content focuses on topics and trends for the North American adventure travel community. Attendees include a mix of North American-based tour operators, travel advisors, media, and industry partners, as well as international tourism boards and destination management companies. All adventure travel industry colleagues are invited to attend.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration to a co-worker?

Please see ATTA’s Refund Policy page for details about cancellation or transfer information.

Will there be a MARKETPLACE?

Similar to our MARKETPLACE experience at Adventure Travel World Summit, at AdventureELEVATE we offer an opportunity for pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings in a session called AdventureExchange. In the weeks before AdventureELEVATE, all delegates will be invited to search the full database of attendees and request one-on-one meetings, by indicating people who you’d like to “Meet”, “Must Meet” or “No Thanks”. Our software then analyzes everyone’s requests and schedules meetings so that everyone receives the maximum number of “Meet” and “Must Meet” matches that are mathematically possible.

In addition to AdventureExchange we will continue to have our popular D.N.A. (Disruptive Networking Adventure) event that will give all delegates time to network and meet during a late afternoon cocktail event with creative incentives to spur conversation. In addition, the ATTA Compass app will allow you to schedule meetings in advance with other delegates during available networking time.

Will I connect with the media?

Connections with the media are a key benefit to attending AdventureELEVATE. Delegates have the opportunity to meet our official media delegates throughout the event and specifically at MediaConnect (with impromptu timed meetings) and AdventureExchange (pre-scheduled meetings). A diverse group of nearly two dozen media representatives will be in attendance, seeking inspiration and story ideas from you. Your success in connecting with the journalists, editors, influencers and bloggers depends on your preparation and research about who they are and what they are looking for, so be sure to do your homework!

What will I experience?

A like-minded group of adventure travel industry professionals will attend and be eager to learn and meet new colleagues. At ATTA events you can expect a warm and eager welcome and enthusiastic individuals looking to discuss business challenges and opportunities.

How much is the registration fee and what does it include?

Registration for ATTA Business members is $850 USD. Registration for ATTA Community members, Professional members, and non-members is $1050 USD. (Learn more about becoming an ATTA member.) All attendees can take advantage of the Early Bird discount and save an additional $100 by registering before 16 January 2023. Your paid registration includes one ticket to the full three-day event which includes:

  • Access to all plenary and breakout sessions
  • Lunches on event days
  • ‘DNA’ our Disruptive Networking Adventure event 
  • AdventureExchange – networking session with pre-scheduled meetings
  • MediaConnect - dedicated session with impromptu timed meetings 
  • ATTA Compass App – the exclusive online community and networking app
  • Complimentary or highly discounted Day of Adventure (final price TBD)

What is not included in the registration fee?
  • Lodging/Hotels - Secure the special $209 group rate at the conference hotel here.
  • Flights/Airfare – Flights are not included in the registration fee. Please review the Traveler Information page for airport information.
  • Transportation to Portland from the airport (unless you’re staying at the conference hotel and utilize the hotel’s complimentary shuttle from Portland International Jetport)

COVID-19 FAQ

As part of ATTA’s commitment to nurturing a responsible and sustainable adventure travel industry, we ask all delegates to prioritize the health of the communities that we visit by following all local regulations and taking steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.

Links will be provided here to the most updated local rules and regulations with regard to COVID-19 and may include the following: requirement to be vaccinated, proof of testing for an illness, mask requirements, social distancing or other culturally appropriate requests. Local policies can change, sometimes rapidly, and we all must be prepared to adapt to them if they do.

Are there special COVID screenings and/or requirements for this event?

As of January 2023 there will be no special COVID screenings or requirements to participate in this event beyond the local rules and regulations.

Visit the official State of Maine COVID information page here and the Visit Portland COVID-19 FAQ to review the latest requirements. Be sure to bookmark these pages and check the local guidance before you travel. 

Current COVID Requirements for entry into the United States from the US Dept of State and the CDC indicate that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all non-citizen, nonimmigrant air passengers to the United States (as of Jan 2023).

COVID Resources

How to find a COVID-19 test in Maine - State of Maine COVID-19 Testing

Local Health Resources (Clinics, Doctors, Urgent Care, Emergency Rooms) - Maine Medical Center

ATTA Contact Info if you need assistance - [email protected]

What should I do if I feel sick or test positive for COVID-19 during the event?

If you feel sick, we thank you in advance for promptly avoiding contact with other delegates and seeking a COVID test.

If you test positive for COVID-19, it will not be permissible for you to participate in the event since face-to-face contact would put other delegates at risk. Regular cancellation policies apply if you are not able to participate in the event due to any type of illness (including COVID). Please reference our policies here.

If you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected]. We want to make sure you are able to rest, recuperate and get home safely. 

See the links above for resources to help you build your personal plan-of-action to navigate an illness while traveling. We also highly recommend securing a Travel Insurance policy that would reimburse you if your travel plans are interrupted. 

If you test negative for COVID-19 and you are feeling well, you may participate in the event.