What the trade say
Don't just take our word for it ...
"South African Tourism was delighted to be involved with the Adventure Travel Networking (ATN) event and honoured that the South African High Commission made it possible to host the conference in such a special location. Moving forward, collaboration is going to be the way the industry will grow stronger and events like this encourage this approach. We learned a lot, as well as ensuring all attendees - in person, or virtual - went away taking a little bit of South Africa with them."
Rachel Lewis, South African Tourism
ATN22 Headline Partner
"We have a tremendous amount of respect for Pru and Adventure Travel Networking, and anyone who's linked to it. We want very much to build on our synergy, those qualities that we share, and to find ways of collaborating further".
Markly Wilson, New York State - Division of Tourism
ATN22 Key Partner
"After 2 long, hard years it was great to connect in person with others from our industry. It was a great way to "take the pulse" of how things are in the post-pandemic world. We have all been so isolated at times. Brilliant event, look forward to the next one!"
Fiona Marshall, Macs Adventure
"ATN was a great experience and provided very relevant meetings. Without much effort we were able to find good contacts for our future cooperations."
Katja Cuder, Julian Alps
"A professional organisation that put together relevant specialists of adventure travel."
João Falcão, VINITUR
"An afternoon well spent with lots of very productive meetings."
David Kay, Ramblers Walking Holidays
"It was a great conference. Some very good sessions, excellent speakers and all brilliantly put together. Well done Pru!"
Georgina Hancock, Discover the World
"Fantastic event, great to see so many like minded individuals trying to influence the world for the better through collaboration. Thank you to Pru and the team."
Charlie Cotton, ecollective
"We really valued the opportunity to be able to participate in ATN this year. The meetings we held with the tour operators were all very productive and gave us lots of opportunities to collaborate in the coming year. The conference was full of interesting content and speakers and it felt good for the adventure travel industry to come together (in person!) to discuss industry wide concerns and trends."
Lesley Davidson, Four Communications
"The whole day was insightful! We left more knowledgeable and excited about the future of travel and our company. We will be back! "
Jeremy Lea, Apex Expeditions
"A much needed and welcomed adventure travel event in the travel trade calendar."
Mark Wright, The Adventure Connection
"The ATN Marketplace is a fantastic initiative to network with tour operators specialising in adventure travel. As a tourist board, it's really important to build strong relationships with the valued travel trade to enable us to share the Maltese Islands with more travellers from the UK. The adventure niche also gives us more insight into the innovations in sustainable tourism which is incredibly valuable."
Natalie Swinburne, Malta Tourism Authority
"Great to be back together with the industry, get perspective and know you're not alone!"
Vicky Smith, Earth Changers
"ATN was a fantastic way for us to promote Saudi Arabia's opening to tourism to the UK's leading adventure specialists. It not only provided a platform to have important meetings with key future partners but also meant we could showcase the destination through the conference to many different attendees. A great success!"
Hannah Norris, Saudi Tourism Authority
"An excellent opportunity to meet with new businesses and qualified buyers in an ever changing world. Several of the appointments are moving forward, leading to potential new business."
Tullia Caballero, S-cape Travel
"ATN was great to learn about market insights, meet tour operators and catch up during these times."
Hannah Zajic, Austrian National Tourist Office
"Brilliantly put together Pru and team, best virtual marketplace/conference I've done!"
Rob Fielding, Discover Adventure
"Taking part in the ATN marketplace for the first time, I was very impressed with the quality of the connections I made and the productivity of the meetings that ATN arranged."
Steve Venton, Kingfisher Journeys
"The format was great; the discussions were thought-provoking and provided much needed reassurance that our company is on the right path making responsible and impactful adventure travel its top priorities."
Alex Pazderski, The Natural Adventure Company
"A great first conference, superb to hear comment and insight from across the industry about how we are all approaching the biggest crisis for our business' we'll (hopefully) ever need to face."
Jim Eite, Exodus
"I missed the chance to sign up to the Marketplace this time, but I will not make the same mistake next time! The Conference was surprisingly efficient and exceeded all my expectations. It was a good opportunity to catch up and network with the adventure travel community."
Alper Ertubey, Hike'n Sail Turkey
"Really relevant, well presented panel session and great value for money."
Duncan Milligan, Tour de Force
"Great to see everyone albeit virtually and to feel inspired to keep going in these crazy times."
Paul Cripps, Amazonas Explorer
"The conference was very interesting; it was great to create a closeness between all the different international speakers talking about adventure, nature and sharing their experiences."
Gabriela Escobar, VISIT ARGENTINA
"The ATN conference & marketplace were an absolutely great way to stay in touch with exactly what is going on in the marketplace, and also an opportunity to make new, trusted business connections that may otherwise be difficult to source. We had exciting conversations about new hiking routes in the Julian Alps in Slovenia and for kayaking in Rwanda just to name a few - opportunities I would never have thought of before. We look forward to broadening our portfolio of partnerships for new itineraries and for future ATN events!"
Sam McManus, YellowWood Adventures
"A thought (and action) provoking day!"
John Telfer, Explore!
"It's a great way to cut through and meet key prospective partners in the travel industry."
Simon Maurie, Swim Trek
"Good opportunity for getting in touch via digital media with tour operators and agents during Covid situation. We got six good new contacts for our future business that we are in touch with."
Marko Lenarčič, SLOVENIA Outdoor
"We had some really useful conversations with tourist boards - ATN served well to introduce us to these and kick off some potential collaboration in the future."
Megan Devenish, Much Better Adventures
"I had some very productive meetings with companies and tourist boards I had not previously been in contact with."
Luke Rees, AWE365
"Very well organised Events - we had very good meetings - WELL DONE"
Mohamed Fakir, Inspired Travel & Events
"As a DMC, the 2021 ATN was our first virtual marketplace and it has been a very successful experience. The one-on-one meetings arrangement was very smooth and offered the opportunity to easily meet new potential partners that we may have not been able to reach out to for a physical event. ATN proved to be an efficient "boutique event" and played a great role in facilitating the meetings."
Guilhem Cavaille, ASIA DMC
"Invaluable consumer insights coupled with expert thoughts on key aspects of the adventure travel business, all brilliantly curated. An essential conference for those working in the industry."
Alexandra Greenwood, KE Adventure Travel
"Many thanks for crafting and presenting such a thought-provoking ATN Conference. I was determined to attend as the various panels and speakers looked extremely interesting. Thank you too for being so kind as to offer the Derek Moore Foundation a generous donation in a year when not many people are prepared to donate to charities. As a result of the exposure ATN gave us I am now working with a tour operator and another charity to raise funds. I look forward to being further involved with ATN 2022."
Derek Moore, The Derek Moore Foundation