Buyer Application

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and buyers will be confirmed no later than the end of September 26th, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in participating in AdventureWeek Ecuador. Together with the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, we are seeking 8 Tour Operators or Travel Advisor buyers with strong potential to partner with local tour suppliers to create itineraries that drive adventure travel business to Ecuador.

Who should apply:

The ATTA and the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador are interested in 8 Tour Operators 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 and Canada. 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 will last seven days, including arrival and departure days. The event itself is from 13-19 November with return departures on November 19th 2022 (most of the international flights will depart from Quito on November 19th 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 Ecuador 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 all the scheduled activities during the AdventureWeek Ecuador, including the Marketplace and closure event on the last day.

  • 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 8 (ten) 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 the 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 on September 16th. 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 on September 26th, 2022.