Active Escapes selected for Adventure Travel World Summit Alaska

When we were first informed that we'd been selected as one of ten adventure tour operators from South Africa to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit in Alaska, we kind of didn't believe it. Alaska. For real? It's one thing to visit one of the most beautiful (and harsh) countries on the planet, but to visit it with the crème-de-le-crème of the tourism industry is a tour operators travel fantasy come true. Adventure and business all rolled into one...and we get to go. Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 12.31.47 PM The dates of the Summit are the 19th to 22nd September, which is literally just around the corner. Sarah will be zooting off to Anchorage to take part in some of the pre-Summit adventure activities (mountain biking, paddling, hiking etc.), before diving head first into the Summit. The Summit itself comprises key note speaker sessions, and 'The Market Place'. Attendants can sit in on various lectures and discussion held by travel industry leaders (topics as wide as fine art travel photography through to women and leadership in travel), and then spend time at the Market Place where all different travel business can interact with each other through 17 minute meetings. As one past attendant said "In some ways, it’s the floor of New York Stock Exchange, a Moroccan bazaar, and a family reunion (the good kind) blended into one very productive setting". Sarah will be batting for Active Escapes in this very eclectic meeting space, and we're pretty sure our friendly-but-feisty blonde will smack it out the park and bring home some valuable insights, new ideas and solid connections. Massive thanks to Dirty Boots Adventure Guide for putting Active Escapes forward for nomination - we wouldn't be going without the support of the SA Travel Industry, and our clients - who seem to like us 🙂

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