Uttarakhand, the land that has been endowed with stunning scenic beauty, is going to be the worthy and generous host destination for the upcoming Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM) conducted by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Scheduled for Feb 13th-15th, 2019 at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, this 3 day event will be broken up into a 1 day Travel Trade mart and a 1 day conference followed by other networking and relationship building activities.
About PATA –
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not for profit association which was founded in 1951.It is globally renowned for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
Its member organisations, comprise of 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organisations, 72 educational institutions and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 36 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organize travel industry training and business development events. (Information obtained from their website)
About Uttarakhand and Rishikesh –
Uttarakhand a gorgeously scenic state nestling at the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India, is called land of the Gods because it is home to several pilgrimage sites. However, its hilly terrain and snowy slopes also make it a destination for adventure sports.
Rishikesh, is one of its cities in the district of Dehradun and this beautiful place nestles amidst amidst lush greenery, with the breathtaking hills of northern Uttarakhand standing sentinel over it.
The tranquil city of Rishikesh is often called the `Yoga Capital of the World’ ably aided by its marvellous temples, pilgrimage sites and the presence of the mighty Ganges River.
Rishikesh though, is not all spirituality and yoga and today the city attracts tourists from all over the world for its numerous adventure sports such as white-water rafting, cliff-jumping, kayaking and camping. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’, Rishikesh is also a designated starting point for treks to numerous Himalayan pilgrimage centres and shrines.
Watersports fans can enjoy rafting down the Ganges River amid the rocky mountains and natural wood surroundings. Thrill seekers can choose to dive off a cliff from dizzying heights or kayak on the rapids of the Ganges.
For those with limited desire for adrenaline :-D, waterfall trekking offers a gentler options to get close to nature and is accessible to people of all age groups and great as a family activity with the backdrop of tall mountains and the gushing of crystal clear waters. Rishikesh is a melange of gods, adventure and peace.
About PATA – ATRTCM 2019 –
The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart is an annual event that offers a platform for sellers and buyers involved in the world of adventure travel and responsible tourism to secure new business and to consolidate existing contracting relationships via PATA’s well proven system of pre matched appointments. It is an excellent opportunity to create new experiences and to share new opportunities with global tourism professionals.
Early bird discounts are available for all registration fees until October 31, 2018, while special rates are available for Uttarakhand delegates.
Dec 22nd, 2018