Rishikesh on an adventure trail
The 5th PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM) is scheduled to be held at Ganga Resort in Rishikesh from February 13-15.
Set to be organised in collaboration with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) and Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), PATA ATRTCM is looking to impart more knowledge and opportunities to tour operators, especially from Uttarakhand. Captain
Swadesh Kumar, President, ATOAI says that they are aiming to get maximum participation from the host state. “Till date, we have received registration from 49 buyers and 60 sellers. We have already received more than 200 registrations and we are expecting around 300 delegates to attend the event. We want to encourage the travel fraternity of the state to attend the mart and conference in big numbers. To promote the same, PATA has schemed out special rates of $100 for delegates from Uttarakhand and ATOAI has decided to further absorb $50 of the registration fee for them. We aspire to offer knowledge and opportunities to the local tour operators, so that they can network and expand their business,” Kumar explains. The three-day event is themed on ‘Rejuvenate your soul through travel’.
Captain Swadesh Kumar President ATOAI