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Marketplace

Find new adventures and new partners from around the globe at the ATWS Marketplace.

Opportunities for networking are often cited as the number one reason for attending an ATTA event. We know that relationships matter, which is why meeting your potential partners in person is essential. We bring the best adventure travel suppliers and buyers to our Marketplace and provide participants with the tools they need to connect and foster productive conversations.

Let the ATTA help you review and find potential partners via pre-scheduled appointments at Marketplace. Create a list of desired appointments, and through a proprietary matchmaking algorithm, your meeting schedule is created and sent to you. After years of Marketplace events, we have fine-tuned our formula and helped forge hundreds of new, creative partnerships.


Buyers

We invite Outbound Tour Operators, Wholesalers, and Specialty Travel Advisors to access exclusive one-on-one meetings with Destination Management Companies, accommodations, and tourism board representatives from around the world.

Price for Tour Operator Buyers to participate at the Marketplace: Included in ATWS registration

Take part in the 2023 Marketplace:
Register for the Summit. Indicate in your registration that you will be participating as a buyer.

Sign up as a buyer for the Marketplace and access:

  • Advance networking and Supplier Directories via our 2023 ATWS mobile networking app, for our exclusive online community for delegates
  • Easy-to-use appointment request process for buyers and suppliers
  • Supplier & Buyer Guides – your guide to navigating Marketplace
  • Meeting schedules delivered personally via our 2023 ATWS mobile networking app - ATTA Compass
  • Marketplace “How To” briefing prior to start
  • An ATTA Help Desk on site

Tour Operator Suppliers

The Marketplace is a popular feature of the Summit and sells out very quickly due to size limitations of the venue.

What is the value of Marketplace?
The ATWS Marketplace reaches a world wide audience to provide a focused setting for international inbound tour operators and accommodations to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings, and promote your brand to buyers from all over the world. This is your opportunity to start business relationships, develop your network, and drive new business globally.

Is Marketplace included in ATWS registration?
Marketplace is not included in supplier registration fees. It is available for additional purchase ($$$) at the time of registration.

Who can have a Marketplace table?
Inbound tour operators, tourism boards, or accommodations who are business members of ATTA and specialize in adventure travel.

Marketplace at a glance (dates & timeline subject to change):

NOW: Register for the ATWS and add a marketplace table to your registration. Please note that late registrations will have less access to scheduling appointments, so we encourage you to secure your table as soon as possible. Marketplace often sells out early.

JULY: You will receive access to our networking app, ATTA Compass, to create your supplier profile and assemble your meeting requests along with our step-by-step guide to navigating the marketplace.

LATE AUGUST: We will create and deliver a pre-matched schedule of appointments for you with attending buyers. You are welcome to add/change appointments once your schedule is received.

AT THE EVENT: This year we will have two sessions of Marketplace, one session in the morning and one session in the afternoon. Each supplier will participate only in one session, either morning or afternoon. We will provide you with all the information ahead of your session with an easy to follow ‘What to Expect’ guide outlining the day, step by step. We will also have a help desk on-site to answer your questions on the day of the marketplace.

What They Say...

“Marketplace has provided a rich opportunity to network with both suppliers and operators from around the world. I’ve made several valuable connections at these over the past few years. This has led to our pilot hiking program on the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, which in turn has led to the development of several itineraries with several local operators.”

– Peter Grubb, ROW Adventures

“ATWS Marketplace is the diamond in the rough of travel trade shows. It’s just the right amount of time for trade business and at a more personal scale. As a buyer, every year I see more suppliers I can reconnect with who are part of our Wildland Adventures family of ground operators. And, I always look forward to discovering newer, smaller, innovative adventure outfitters and community-based initiatives offering fresh new experiences that you just don’t find at the other big global trade events (because those events are too expensive, and also because ATTA awards grants to a few small, upstart suppliers who could not otherwise afford to attend any show).“

– Kurt Kutay, Wildland Adventures