9th Annual Convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association Of India
Srinagar, 12-15 September 2011
The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) is having its 9th Annual Convention in Srinagar, from 12-15 September, 2011. Keeping its promise to take the Adventure Tourism to new heights and creating opportunities for the adventure travel community, ATOAI is taking the convention to Srinagar on the invitation of Hon Chief Minister of J & K. Sh. Omar Abdullah.
The theme of this year’s convention is – Indian Adventure: Creating Opportunities.
Propagating the theme, “ INDIAN ADVENTURE : CREATING OPPORTUNITIES ”, ATOAI seeks to use the convention as a meaningful and useful platform to harness all available resources and promote adventure tourism by marketing, networking and capacity – building, and also hopes to revive and boost tourism in Jammu & Kashmir, a crucial input.
The aim this year is to invite over 200 Indian and overseas buyers, in addition to ATOAI members as well as the local travel community in J & K to participate in the event.
The convention’s primary focus will be on creating marketing opportunities for the members and the tourism fraternity of J&K. The objective is to create a platform for the fraternity for new networking opportunities, and providing an environment for learning workshops. The convention will also provide knowledge exchange and brain storming sessions for the delegates to enhance efficiency levels and provide enhanced infrastructure for the adventure tourism industry.
India is an outstanding adventure destination, which is endowed with exceptional and diverse natural and cultural attractions. Our objective is to showcase the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, to meandering rivers, dense forests rich in wildlife, beautiful valleys, long coastlines and magical moonscapes to the international as well as domestic buyers.
The invitation for the hosted buyer program is open to the decision makers from the international adventure companies either selling India as an adventure destination to their clients or are looking at promoting India in the near future. The invitation is also open to the buyers from corporate companies who are looking for soft adventure activities as well as new destinations for their clients and management etc.The International and corporate buyer will be fully hosted by ATOAI and its partners in Srinagar. Also the domestic buyers from within India will be offered discounted fare on the partner airlines and hospitality in Srinagar for two nights.
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