All attendees of the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) 2022 will be required to show ONE of the following at registration:
To read the ATWS 2022 COVID policy, please visit the Traveler Information page.
The ATWS, or the Summit, is the preeminent global event for adventure travel professionals to gather. Over the course of the multi-day event, delegates network with adventure-based tour operators and media from around the world, advance their professional development and knowledge of adventure travel trends, and help promote their company’s adventure product to the adventure travel industry’s influencers and decision makers. It is not a traditional trade show.
This year’s Summit is a four-day event that kicks off with a Day of Adventure, giving delegates the opportunity to casually connect and network with other delegates while exploring the Ticino area. The event days that follow are jam-packed with educational sessions, inspirational speakers, networking events, Marketplace (supplier tables at an additional cost to registration), MediaConnect, and entertainment.
Check out our Events page to view videos of previous Summit adventures, plenary sessions, and highlights.
Every year, representatives from the adventure travel industry come together at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) to learn, get inspired and enjoy a decidedly adventurous destination anywhere in the world. Produced by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the Summit is for tour operators, adventure travel writers and influencers, tourism boards, gear partners, and industry partners. More than just a conference, the Summit is a global gathering of an industry that works hard and plays hard, offering deep-dive educational content, keynote speakers and endless networking opportunities – both structured and off-site — including a Tour Operator Marketplace with a globally diverse group of businesses and destinations and a MediaConnect session where delegates can pitch story ideas to over many international travel writers and editors.
Your paid registration for one entrance to all four days of the Summit (3-6 October 2022) includes:
*A business member registration is per person rather than per company. If your company is an ATTA Member, you may purchase the member-priced ticket at $1,799 USD, instead of $2,199 USD. There is no limit to how many registrations there are from each company.
Marketplace Table – Marketplace is a one-day event. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Flights/Airfare – Flights to and from Lugano, Switzerland, are not included in the registration fee.
Please see ATTA’s Refund Policy page for details about cancellation or transfer information.
No. Please book your own accommodations. Hotel suggestions are listed on the ATWS Traveler Information page.
Please check with the hotel you booked for its cancellation policy.
Yes, Swiss International Air Lines is offering special airfare discounts for delegates who choose a Lufthansa Group flight into Zurich or Geneva. Upon registration, delegates will receive instructions and a link to explore these special rates.
No, we do not have any volunteer opportunities available.
There is no limit to how many people from one company may attend. As long as there are Summit passes still available for purchase, anyone can register. The ATTA does not offer multiple ticket discounts.
If you produce, publish, or sell a media product, we encourage you to attend the Summit 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 selected international freelance journalists, on-staff writers and editors, and professional bloggers/influencers. Official media delegate badge holders are selected through an application process well in advance of the event. If you applied for an official media designation but were not selected, or if the media application window is now closed, you are also welcome to register as a regular event delegate (without media credentials). Half-day passes may be available for local television, radio, or newspaper representatives to access a local press conference and the event’s opening session. Contact [email protected].
ATTA and our Swiss hosts recognize that the final confirmed 2022 ATWS dates were scheduled over the religious holiday of Yom Kippur on 4-5 October. For members of our community who observe the holiday, we humbly hope you consider still joining us in Lugano, and invite you to reach out directly about arrangements that have been made for you to attend services at a local synagogue ([email protected]). For all events we have an internal reference calendar with the intention to prevent, when possible, scheduling events over meaningful and important global holidays.