ATWS Scholarship 2022

The 2022 application is closed and winners have been notified. We hope you will try again in 2023.

The Adventure Travel World Summit is a unique opportunity for established tour operators and accommodations to seek out new partnerships and find inspiration with a collaborative group of fellow adventure travel professionals from around the world, while recovering and rebounding from the pandemic.

If you think your company would benefit from attending the Summit and if it will help you contribute to meaningful growth of the adventure travel industry, then we encourage you to apply for a Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm (PDT) on 17 June 2022. 

Three applicants will receive:

  • A complimentary membership in the ATTA for 12 months ($600 USD value)
  • One ticket to the 2022 Adventure Travel World Summit in Lugano, Switzerland ($2,199 USD value)
  • $750 USD travel stipend for airfare to Summit
  • Credit for one self-paced Online EDU course (course restrictions may apply, but recipient will be able to choose from several courses) ($600+ USD value)

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their unique strategies for making a difference in key areas important to the ATTA community:

  • Making a positive economic impact on local communities
  • Being innovative in order to conserve the natural environment and cultural heritage
  • Efforts to combat climate change
  • Efforts to address diversity and inclusion

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • A tour operator or accommodations provider that has been in business for at least three years
  • Revenue is less than $250,000 USD a year
  • Has not won an ATWS scholarship before

As the scholarship partner, Visit Sweden is supporting the winners, so at least one winner will be from Europe. Winners are selected by a committee that includes Visit Sweden, ATTA Staff, and ATTA Board members.

Application closes 17 June, 2022. Three winners will be notified 12 July, 2022. 

2022 Scholarship Program Sponsored By

Previous Scholarship Recipients


Impulse Travel, COLOMBIA

Adventures With Locals, UGANDA

Experience Jordan, JORDAN


Rosolo Safaris and Events, KENYA

Himalayan Circuit, NEPAL

Paramount Journey, TAJIKISTAN

Fernweh Fair Travel – Uplifting Communities, INDIA


Twin Tracks Expeditions, SWEDEN

Unique Adventures Costa Rica COSTA RICA

Nattrip, BRAZIL

GoAdventure Moldova, MOLDOVA


Herencia Verde, COSTA RICA

Iwokrama International Centre, GUYANA

Tundra North Tours, CANADA



Legends of the Wild, UNITED STATES

Kurdistan Iraq Tours, IRAQ

True Adventure, ICELAND

Colibri Transformational Travel – Spanish School, NICARAGUA


Grand Asian Journeys, UNITED STATES

Project Cordillera, UNITED KINGDOM



La Paz on Foot, BOLIVIA

Amigo Trails, MEXICO

Green Pathways Tours, NICARAGUA