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Adventure Travel World Summit


Registration for Adventure Travel World Summit 2024 is NOW OPEN!


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.

From community-led conservation initiatives to biodiversity hotspots, see why adventure seekers come to Panama to “Live for more!”

Event Snapshot:

• Marketplace

• MediaConnect

• Pre-Summit Adventures

• Day of Adventure

What to Expect:

• Business solutions

• Inspiring stories

• Connections and camaraderie

• Thought-provoking big ideas


Sunday, 6 October - Pre-Summit Adventures (PSAs) return to ATWS Location/Venue

Monday, 7 October – Day of Adventure & Networking, Registration and Opening Reception

Tuesday, 8 October – ATWS Educational Sessions (Plenary + Breakouts) & Networking

Wednesday, 9 October – Business to Business Meetings & Networking

Thursday, 10 October – ATWS Educational Sessions (Plenary + Breakouts), MediaConnect & Networking

Friday, 11 October – Delegates depart

What is the Adventure Travel World Summit?

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:

  • Develop lasting relationships while taking in the adventure opportunities of each year’s featured destination.
  • Hear from experts and thought leaders who are driving the industry forward with visionary ideas for the future of travel.
  • Enjoy four days of casual and structured opportunities for connection 

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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