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ATOAI Convention to be held at Statue of Unity in Gujarat from Dec 16-19

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) is set to organise its 15th Annual Convention at the Statue of Unity from December 16-19, 2023.

The theme of the convention this year is – Indian Adventure Travel: Exploring New Frontiers.
ATOAI explores emerging hot spots in the country to showcase their potential as an adventure tourism destination bringing in focus the newer and established adventure products and exposing it to the adventure travel fraternity at large and providing networking opportunities with the local stakeholders.

The annual convention of the ATOAI is a gathering of relevant travel companies, tourism boards, Government officials, media and leaders – to discuss business and help create policy. “We bring small operators from far flung areas of the state and connect them with adventure tourism experts, introducing a day of adventure activities to strengthen the fraternity… The Gujarat Convention will offer a mix of activities keeping the tradition of active tour operator’s along with a lot of brainstorming pulsating sessions, which may answer a lot of questions which arise on a day to day basis,” the association said.

In the past, ATOAI conventions were held in Araku in Andhra Pradesh, Hanuwantiya in Madhya Pradesh and Kumarakom, Kerala, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Guwahati in Assam etc.

The annual convention is supported and hosted by Gujarat Tourism with ATOAI inviting all stakeholders to contribute in its resolve to make India the adventure capital of the world. These include Government, tourism boards, industry, experts and media.

The agenda will include sessions on how to achieve these goals, networking amongst delegates, exhibits by state tourism boards and industry players, and pre – FAM trips and a taste of adventure to showcase Gujarat as a unique adventure travel destination.

“We are excited by the buzz it is creating in the fraternity and are enthused by the widening prospects of adventure travel beyond the Himalayan frontiers. ATOAI is ready to lead this movement,” the association said.

The annual gathering of ATOAI’s convention is a vibrant mix that includes travel, business discussions, B2B networking and entertainment.

Business sessions will cover policy and taxation issues, marketing, branding, other matters of shared interests, presentations by tourism boards, and inspiring talks by great travellers.

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