ATWS Scholarship 2021

Recovery, Re-birth, Re-Invention

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 4 August 2021. Winners will be notified on 23 August.

Three applicants will receive:

  • A complimentary membership in the ATTA for 18 months ($900 USD value)
  • One ticket to the 2021 Adventure Travel World Summit Virtual ($349 value)
  • One ticket to the 2022 Adventure Travel World Summit (destination & price to be announced, estimate $1,550)
  • $750 travel stipend for airfare to Summit in 2022
  • Credit for one self-paced Online EDU course (course restrictions may apply, but recipient will be able to choose from several courses) ($600+ value)

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

  • Recovery and resilience in the face of the pandemic
  • Community relief efforts during the pandemic
  • 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 decreased by at least 75% to less than $250,000 USD in 2020
  • Has not won an ATWS scholarship before

As the scholarship partner, Jordan Tourism Board is supporting the winners, so at least one winner will be from Jordan. Winners are selected by a committee that includes ATTA Advisory Board members.

2021 Scholarship Program Sponsored By

2021 Scholarship Winners

Impulse Travel
Adventures With Locals
Experience Jordan

Previous Scholarship Recipients


La Paz on Foot, BOLIVIA

Amigo Trails, MEXICO

Green Pathways Tours, NICARAGUA


Grand Asian Journeys, UNITED STATES

Project Cordillera, UNITED KINGDOM



Legends of the Wild, UNITED STATES

Kurdistan Iraq Tours, IRAQ

True Adventure, ICELAND

Colibri Transformational Travel – Spanish School, NICARAGUA


Herencia Verde, COSTA RICA

Iwokrama International Centre, GUYANA

Tundra North Tours, CANADA



Twin Tracks Expeditions, SWEDEN

Unique Adventures Costa Rica COSTA RICA

Nattrip, BRAZIL

GoAdventure Moldova, MOLDOVA


Rosolo Safaris and Events, KENYA

Himalayan Circuit, NEPAL

Paramount Journey, TAJIKISTAN

Fernweh Fair Travel – Uplifting Communities, INDIA