Buyer Application


Applications will be reviewed as they are received and buyers will be confirmed no later than end of July 2022.

Thank you for your interest in participating in AdventureNext Patagonia - Magallanes. Together with Sernatur Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic, we are seeking 32 tour operator or travel advisor buyers with strong potential to partner with local tour suppliers to create itineraries that drive adventure travel business to the Chilean Magallanes and Antarctic region.

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

Who should apply:

The ATTA and Sernatur Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic are interested in 32 tour operator or travel advisor buyers that specialize in adventure and sustainable travel and whose primary customer base comes from any of the following countries: United States, Germany, England, France, Spain and Australia. The attendee should be the company owner or employee with decision making authority in itinerary development for South America.

If selected as a hosted buyer delegate, the entire trip length will vary in duration up to six days prior to the event depending on the final selection of Pre-Adventure tour options (usually 4-6 days in length) plus the travel time from your origin city. Tour options will be made available after applications are selected. The event itself is from 12-14 September, with return departures on September 15th 2022 (most of the international flights will depart from Santiago de Chile on September 16th 2022).

Role and expectations if you are selected:
  • As a hosted buyer, you are expected to be actively learning about the adventure travel opportunities available in the Chilean Magallanes and Antarctic region in an effort to drive future business to the destination, especially during the spring, fall, and winter seasons.
  • As a hosted buyer, you are expected to attend the entire AdventureNEXT Patagonia - Torres del Paine and participate in all scheduled activities, including Pre Adventures, Day of Adventures, Marketplace and full event agenda.
  • As a hosted buyer, you are required to complete up to 4 online confidential surveys about itinerary development and sales to the destination over a period of two years (subject to change).

These surveys are essential for reporting successes and challenges to our host destination partners—allowing them to track and report the long-term economic impact of new and strengthened business in the region, and to timely learn the challenges faced by the travel trade in selling the host destination. These findings have the potential to inform both the travel trade development strategy and the marketing strategy of the host destination.

About the selection process: 
  • There are a maximum of 32 (thirty two) total spots available for buyers for this event.
  • Selections will be made from the pool of applications received. 
  • Applications will be reviewed and selected by and with the destination partner.
  • A cross-set of criteria is used in the evaluation process to result in a final curation of the small group representing the specific countries listed above.
  • Due to the limited number of spots and need to curate the final group, not all qualified applications will be selected.
  • You will receive an email informing you of the status of your application in July. Please do not contact us asking for your status. If you have not heard from us, your application is still under consideration.

Applications will be reviewed as received with final decisions made in July.