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Adventure Summit set for Seattle

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is hosting the second annual Adventure Travel World Summit in Seattle.
The 2006 Summit, which will take place on October 19, 20 and 21, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Elliot Bay, will delve into the more practical elements of business strategy/planning, marketing, technology and operations that can help to favorably improve organizations’ bottom lines.

ATTA President Shannon Stowell commented: “As a ‘community,’ we’ve just begun to tap into potential of the adventure travel market. For 2006, we’ll continue to evolve our vision, but with heavy concentration on those elements that lead to positive, sustainable bottom line results - for our industry as a whole, for businesses, for travelers, and for the people, cultures and natural environments visited around the globe.”

The Adventure Travel World Summit aims to provide a global networking platform for a diverse array of executives and decision makers who gather to collaborate on matters of mutual interest and concern, and around which the entire adventure travel industry revolves.

Leaders and experts from within the adventure travel and related industries are scheduled to present to industry executives and decision makers during the three-day Summit.

Attendance is limited to 400 participants. “Early-bird” registration is $650.00 (U.S.) for ATTA Members, $850.00 for non-members. Early-bird registration expires May 5, 2006. Beginning May 6, 2006, registration fees are $750.00 for ATTA Members and $950.00 for non-members. Registration fees include all sessions, meetings, conference materials, receptions, entertainment and meals.


Initial sponsors of the Adventure Travel World Summit include National Geographic Adventure Magazine, ExOfficio, Eagle Creek and Veramonte Wines. New sponsorship proposals are currently being reviewed by the ATTA.