The winners of the Adventure Travel Awards 2018 were announced at ATC on Thursday 18 January. Congratulations to all the finalists.
The Adventure Travel Awards have been created to recognise and reward the businesses and individuals who are dedicated to supporting, growing and promoting adventure travel - from tour operators of all sizes, through to travel agents, gear companies, DMOs, DMCs, publishers, accommodation, PR agencies and tourist boards.
This category awards a successful marketing or digital campaign, whether B2B or B2C. This could be multi-channel, social media, a viral campaign, a great website, a competition...
The judges are particularly looking for innovative platforms and clever use of technology
SHORTLIST: Audley Travel (#My Little Known); Brighter PR (Jordan Adventure Matters); G Adventures (Adventure is Unfiltered); HF Holidays (Black Friday)
This category is looking for any innovation in adventure travel in its broadest sense. It could be a new itinerary/experience, a new tourism product, an innovative form of transport, a new trail, new equipment/gear, use of technology, or a new way of marketing yourself.
SHORTLIST: Ongosa; Realities.io; Urban Adventures In Focus
This category is looking for an outstanding example of an organisation giving something back. It could be a community project, a conservation project, a foundation, a sponsorship project… something where your organisation, your team and possibly your clients help the planet in some way.
SHORTLIST: Audley Travel (Audley's charity of the year, WE.org); Exodus Travels (Adventure 2017); Explore (The Explore Start Up Fund); Intrepid Travel (Intrepid Foundation, Forget Me Not); Rios Tropicales (Rios Tropicales Restoration & Conservation Project)
This category is looking for an outstanding travel agent who has successfully promoted and developed interest in adventure travel to their clients. This category can be self nominated, or the agent can be a nominated by a tour operator, tourist board or other industry partner.
SHORTLIST: Marco Polo Travel; Travel Matters
This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to adventure travel in its broadest sense, whether through being a trailblazer, helping others, broadening its appeal or bringing it to the consciousness of the public.