PATA has received backing from for its 2010
Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart in
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and the
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have both
endorsed the event which will take place at the Soaltee Crowne
Plaza in Kathmandu on 1-5 February 2010.
and Mart will create important platforms for discussing and
promoting environmental protection and social sustainability with
our industry,” said PATA Events Director, Sheila Leong.
“Speakers confirmed include Jose Dominic, CEO of CGH, Kerala; Naranjan Khatri, GM for Environment at ITC Welcome Group in India,
and Australia-based Intrepid Travel CEO Darrell Wade. We are
working with ATTA and IUCN to identify and then invite other
speakers to participate in our exciting programme.”
Conference sessions include:
• Adventure Travel: Pulse of
the Adventure Traveller
• Responsible Tourism: The Driving
• Interactive Plenary Session: Adventure Sports Tourism –
Risks and Responsibilities
• Interactive Plenary Session: Zero
• Closing Session: Responsible Tourism – Making
US-based ATTA serves as a membership
organisation for companies in the adventure travel arena.
IUCN is one of the world’s oldest and
largest global environmental networks - a democratic membership
union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organisations,
and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
The official airline for the event, Nepal Airlines, is offering preferential
fares for delegates from several Asian cities to the Nepalese
capital, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.
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