Snaking across the Caribbean to bridge Central and South America, Panama holds great global significance despite its compact size. Beyond its volcanic cloud forests filled with birdsong and wildlife, a capital city with buzzing nightlife and historic backstreets, white sand beaches dotted with palm trees, and the world-renowned canal that revolutionized international travel and trade, Panama will captivate and surprise travelers at every turn.
Come see for yourself what everyone will soon be talking about.
• Pre-Summit Adventures
• Day of Adventure
• Business solutions
• Inspiring stories
• Connections and camaraderie
• Thought-provoking big ideas
Sunday, 6 October - Delegates arrive in Panama City
Monday, 7 October – Day of Adventure, Networking, Registration
Tuesday, 8 October – ATWS Educational Sessions and Opening Reception
Wednesday, 9 October – Business to Business Meetings & Networking
Thursday, 10 October – ATWS Educational Sessions, MediaConnect, and Closing Keynote
Friday, 11 October – Delegates depart
The Adventure Travel World Summit is the biggest event of the year for adventure travel professionals who work and play like no other industry.
An estimated 800 tour operators, destination representatives, adventure travel writers, and thought leaders from across the globe gather as one like-minded community to explore travel trends, celebrate milestones, and develop new connections. Event highlights include innovative ideas from keynote speakers, panel presentations from expert voices, a destination marketplace for buyers and suppliers, an optional “Day of Adventure” to showcase the offerings of the region, and a MediaConnect Session to pitch story ideas to international writers and editors.
What you’ll do:
Watch these videos from previous years to see highlights and hear what attendees had to say about their ATWS experiences:
"The ATWS is my annual pilgrimage to feel inspired and re-invigorated in the travel industry. From sustainable practices to networking and jaw-dropping destination discoveries, I rediscover my passion for travel and discovery every time."
--Lindsey Woodcock, Jet Set World Travel
"As a newbie to ATTA, I was very curious how the Summit would be and it exceeded all my expectations. I made very interesting and valuable contacts and I am sure some new stories and projects will develop from there. I also liked the MediaConnect format a lot, it was interesting to exchange experiences and knowledge or just find some good contacts for the future. In general, and in comparison with other similar events, I really enjoyed the very relaxed yet professional atmosphere, the adventures, and the international participation."
--Wolfgang Greiner, Freelance Travel Writer
"After attending 11 Summits, each year I say "this one is the best ever" and then the next year it's even better. It's the people, the connections, the content, the enthusiasm, the generosity, the ideas, the destination, the encouragement, the inspiration, the stories, the friendships, the sharing and caring and love we all feel for each other."
--Nancy Harrison, Founder & Managing Partner, Adventure Media
"The community that [the ATTA] team convenes, I’m convinced, is the greatest group of professionals on the planet. The inspiration, rejuvenation, and energy I get from bouncing around our gathering is second to nothing that I do all year long. I am honored to consider myself a deeply ingrained member of this community, and I want you to know how much I appreciate what you and the ATTA team does to facilitate our gathering year in and year out."
--Ted Martens, Vice President, Marketing & Sustainability, Natural Habitat Adventures
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