A newspaper on a wooden desk - Travel News.jpg

ATN Media Meetup
March & September

ATN MM Logo Green L White RGB.jpg
ATN Media Meetup 

NEW for 2022 is our ATN Media Meetup event offering your business the opportunity to unleash its growth potential through the power of media. The ATN Media Meetup event brings the adventure travel community together under one roof, to connect with key travel media during an informal networking drinks & canapés reception. We will invite travel journalists who focus on ‘adventure & experiential travel with a positive impact’, who are thirsty for new adventure travel hooks and edgy stories. This is the ideal platform on which to share new product offering and news with some of the best writers in the game.

As this sector begins to accelerate post-pandemic, there has never been a more important time to ensure we are communicating our brand clearly and concisely to the media. By making this event small and intimate, with one theme the primary focus, it allows tour operators and tourist boards the chance to network informally with trusted journalists, and the chance to share the very latest news, stories and product offerings.

ATN Media Meetup Format

As this is an exclusive event, we will follow a 20.20 approach inviting approx. 20 UK based adventure travel tour operators and approx. 20+ key commissioning Editors, trade reporters & freelance journalists from newspapers, magazines & online media, with a focus on adventure and experiential travel with purpose.

We kick-off with a quick panel debate, led by Jono Vernon-Powell, our ATN Moderator, and our five ATN Media Meetup Destination Partners. This provides a great informal opening to the evening and sets the scene giving us the opportunity to find out what is new and trending in each destination, as we literally bounce around the globe! Our five Destination Partners are placed around the room throughout the evening so they can be approached for an informal chat.

As this is a small targeted event with no pre-scheduled meetings but all attendees are provided with company profiles & journalist bios via the Vamoos app, prior to the event, so everyone has the information in advance and can get the most out of the event. 

Wine & canapés are served throughout the networking reception.

When is the next ATN Media Meetup? 
  • There are two ATN Media Meetup events each year; March and September

  • Invitations will be sent out to media and tour operators nearer the time

  • Tourist Boards are already registering for 2023 so if you are interested in becoming an ATN Media Meetup Destination Partner you should contact pru@adventuretravelnetworking.com to start the conversation as there are only five spots available per event

Who's involved?

The journalists are a mixture of Editors and freelance and publications such as;

TTG, Travel Weekly, Prima, Daily Mail, Lonely Planet, The Guardian, The Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Wanderlust, Telegraph, Independent, loveExploring, Adventure.com, in-flight magazines, Reach, JRNY, Nat Geo, AWE365, GirlAbout Travel Club, TakeTheFamily.com, Charity Travel Magazine, City AM, The Girl Outdoors, Escapism, Sunday Independent (Ireland), Reach plc (Mirror, Star, Express) ... and growing daily 

Attending tour operators attending include Macs Adventure, Exodus Travels, Wild Frontiers, G Adventures, The Bucket List Company, The Wilderness Group, HF Holidays, Trans Bhutan Trail, Explore Worldwide, Discover The World, Intrepid Travel, S-Capes/SloWays, Large Minority, TransIndus, KE Adventures, Oasis Overland, InsideJapan & InsideAsia and SwimTrek to name a few. 

ATN Destination Partners for our September 2022 event included South African Tourism, Costa Rica Tourist Board, Tourism Western Australia, Switzerland Tourism and Colombia. 

Supporting our Community Projects

ATN supports two charities; The Derek Moore Foundation and World Female Ranger Week, an initiative spearheaded by international NGO, How Many Elephants (HME).

 

Both charities are actively doing fantastic work globally and they are invited to attend the evening to engage with the trade and media so that the trade and media can learn more about what they do and how they can get involved.

ATN Media Meetup Destination Partners 
SAT logo_South African Tourism_edited.jpg
Logo_english.jpg

What Our Destination Partners Say 

“The ATN Media Meetup is a great new addition to the ATN events. As a destination in the adventure space it was a chance to not only meet with key tour operators and consumer travel media

but also to network with other adventure destination allies.

 

Thank you for having us!”

Zeeshan Rashid
Account Director, Costa Rica Tourist Board