Madhya Pradesh Tourism hosts AdventureNext ’18
Madhya Pradesh Tourism has successfully concluded an event on Adventure Tourism from December 4 to 5, focusing on adventure tourism by combining marketplace meetings, networking opportunities, inspirational speakers and educational sessions together for national attendees as well as delegations from aboard.
Around 200 participants attended the event, including global buyers, media representatives, sellers and office bearers of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and hotels, hospitality and tour operators. Suman Billa- Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Swadesh Kumar- President of ATOAI and Akshay Kumar- Chairman of Adventure NEXT committee were also present.
“Madhya Pradesh is truly honored and privileged for being the ever first host of AdventureNext in Asia. We thank the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and all the respected international buyers, facilitators, media and national delegates who came together to make this event a grand success” said Hari Ranjan Rao, Principal Secretary Tourism and managing director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board.
“The AdventureNext not only brought together the networking sessions but it also gave a unique definition to the hidden treasures of adventure tourism in India. With this we focus to promote the adventure travel aspect with full pace in Madhya Pradesh as well,” added Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Shannon Stowell, CEO, AdventureNext, Adventure Travel Trade Association said, “We were honored and proud to present the world AdventureNext’18 with MP tourism. The extraordinary variety of adventure travel Madhya Pradesh preserves is worth experiencing. Adventure NEXT captured India’s religious heritage, mythological, historical, wildlife, and beautiful architectural spots clubbed with physical activities and journals for the attendees.”
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry. The association’s constituency of more than 1,300 member organizations in 100 countries is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism