Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What is AdventureNEXT Latin America?

AdventureNEXT Latin America is an event where the delegates can network with international and regional adventure-based tour operators and media, further their personal development and knowledge of the trends in adventure travel, and help promote companies, destinations and adventure products to the adventure travel global industry influencers and decision-makers. It is not a traditional trade show. AdventureNEXT has keynote speakers and workshops designed especially for regional issues and delegates looking to professionalize and expand their adventure product offerings.

AdventureNEXT Latin America kicks off with an optional AdventureEDU workshop day, to learn about Product Development and Marketing Tools. The conference days that follow are jam-packed with inspirational speakers, networking events, MARKETPLACE (supplier tables at an additional cost to registration) and entertainment.

AdventureNEXT Latin America will help put Latin American destinations on the global adventure map.

What does the $500 USD (Member)/$800 USD (Non-Member) registration fee include?

Your paid registration for one entrance at the AdventureNEXT Latin America includes:

  • Access to all plenary and breakout sessions
  • Scheduled event meals
  • Opportunity to book transfers to and from the airport on scheduled days
  • Access to the exclusive online community and networking app

*Approved fully hosted delegates are provided with complimentary registration, hosted airfare, lodging, airport transfers, and a Pre-Adventure.

What is not included in the registration fee?

MARKETPLACE Table – MARKETPLACE is an additional fee and sign-ups are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Lodging/Hotels

Flights/Airfare – Flights to and from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil are not included in the registration fee.

Pre-Adventures – Available for booking on first come, first served basis. Complimentary adventures are available to hosted delegates such as buyers, media and select VIPs.

AdventureEDU workshop day on November 7th. Available for registration on first come, first served basis.

Adventures – what are they and should I attend?

Pre- and Post-Adventures are 3-day to 5-day itineraries taking place in Brazil, designed to showcase the adventure tourism potential of the country

Embratur encourages delegates to travel early to Brazil to experience and enjoy first-hand one of the incredible Pre-Adventures (PA) on offer. PAs are reserved for registered delegates (and paid guests) at a discounted rate provided by the tour operator (rates include accommodations, activities, and most meals through duration of PA. Specific inclusions and exclusions are noted in each itinerary PDF).

International buyers, travel advisors, and media are eligible to apply for hosted attendance to AdventureNEXT Latin America, which typically includes complimentary Pre-Adventures. If hosted, covered costs include accommodation (twin share; single rooms cannot be guaranteed), ground transportation during the PA, and select meals. Specifics of inclusions and exclusions are listed on each itinerary PDF. Hosted spots are specifically for international buyers and travel advisors seriously looking at Brazil as a possible future offering and those looking at expanding their existing program in the country. Media with a serious intent and ability to publish stories about Brazil will also be considered.

If you would like to apply for a hosted buyer or media spot, please complete the appropriate buyer application form or media application form. Please note that your application is subject to approval and availability. Buyers and media who are offered and accept one of these complimentary spots are required to participate in the Marketplace and may be interviewed afterwards about their experience.

Applicants who are not approved for the hosted spots, as well as those delegates who are not buyers or media, are still invited and encouraged to join a PA at the discounted rate listed on the specific PA detail page. All paying participants must pay the PA tour provider directly.

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

Transfer Policy

ATTA Members may transfer their AdventureNEXT Latin America registration to a co-worker or to the next AdventureNEXT for no charge if written notification (to [email protected]) is given 60 days before the event. After that point, the transfer service fee is $125. Companies who are not members of the ATTA can transfer their registration at any point for a $125 service fee.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given within 60 days before AdventureNEXT Latin America; please plan accordingly. While the ATTA strongly encourages delegates to first consider transferring their registration to a co-worker or to the next AdventureNEXT, from the time of paid registration through the 61st day before the AdventureNEXT, you may elect to cancel your registration and receive 50% of the registration fees originally paid. Send your cancellation request to [email protected]

Do I book my hotel accommodations through ATTA?

No. Please book your own accommodations by going to the Traveler Information page.

*If you are a hosted delegate, your hotel accommodations will be booked by our host destination and tour operator.

What is the cancellation policy for accommodations?

Please check with the hotel you booked for their cancellation policy.

Are there any airline discounts?

ATTA’s official air booking desk is Exito Travel. Registered delegates are eligible for Exito’s rates on flights to Brazil. For discount information and a custom quote, call 800-655-4053.

How can I attend as a media delegate?

If you produce, publish, or sell a media product, we encourage you to attend AdventureNEXT Latin America as a regular delegate and immerse yourself in the adventure travel community while helping promote your company’s adventure product to the industry’s influencers and decision-makers. There are a limited number of official media delegate badges available for international freelance journalists, on-staff writers and editors, professional bloggers/influencers and broadcast journalists. Official media delegate badge holders are determined through an application process well in advance of the event. If you applied for a media badge but were not accepted, or if the media application window is now closed, you are also welcome to register as a regular event delegate (without media credentials).

Marketplace FAQs

What is MARKETPLACE like?

MARKETPLACE is a small, intimate environment that works to connect both suppliers and buyers. Similar to “speed dating” but with an emphasis on quality over quantity, your MARKETPLACE experience with be made up of up to 20 separate 12-minute meetings, and will provide a great atmosphere for introductions, learning about new opportunities and engaging in product development discussions.

Marketplace: Step by Step

NOW: Register for the event and purchase a MARKETPLACE table. Please note that late registrations will have less access to scheduling appointments, so we encourage you to secure your table as soon as possible.

Early October 2018: You will receive access to our networking app to create your supplier profile and assemble your meeting requests along with our step-by-step guide to navigating marketplace

End of October 2018: We will create a pre-matched schedule of appointments for you with Buyers & Media. You are welcome to add/change additional appointments once your schedule is received.

November 2018: You will participate in 4 sessions of marketplace. Buyers and media will navigate the room and move to the appropriate supplier tables. Our ATTA Staff will guide you through the sessions and be on hand to help answer any questions you may have.

To purchase your table:

  • Register for AdventureNEXT and in the third step of registration add a MARKETPLACE table (price: $850 USD) -OR-
  • Request an Invoice (if you’ve already registered for the event or are unable to make a credit card payment)

*the registration fee does not include a marketplace table, this must be added in step three of the online registration process or by requesting an invoice.

As a supplier, how can I secure quality MARKETPLACE meetings?

The event app is step one to having a great Marketplace experience. Reaching out to buyers you wish to meet with prior to the Appointment Request process is step two – the more you reach out in advance the more meetings you will have on-site. Utilize the “Message” feature on the app to reach out to buyers and ask them to request you as requests will be approved based on Buyer – Supplier matches.

I didn’t receive all my requested appointments, why?

We do our best to provide as many requested appointments as possible but due to the popularity of certain delegates, full schedules and exact requests are not guaranteed. You are able to add or rearrange meetings after your schedule has been delivered through the event app. *PLEASE do not contact ATTA to make changes or request appointments once your schedule has been delivered, it is your responsibility to make changes once your schedule has been delivered.

Can I make changes to my MARKETPLACE Schedule once it’s been delivered?

Absolutely! Again, the event app will be your best tool in making any change to your MARKETPLACE schedule. Your meetings will be uploaded to your networking profile in the “Meetings” section. You can add/cancel/change any meetings from this tab.