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12 . 3 . 2019


PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019.

When the urge for adventure assailed Hollywood star Brad Pitt, do you know where he headed out to? It was Rishikesh! Rishikesh is a picturesque town on the banks of the legendary river Ganga in the state of Uttarakhand, India. A stretch of about 16 kilometers of the river Ganga near Rishikesh offers one of the best and thrilling river rafting experiences in the world. This is what Brad Pitt was looking for. It is appropriate that the PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 is being held in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh with its enchanting environs of cascading waterfalls and the pristine banks of the river Ganga in the foothills of the Himalayas is an exciting chapter of adventure and thrills in the intriguing book that is India. Rishikesh apart from its spiritual persona and being recognized as the Yoga capital of the world is also the gateway to adrenaline pumping adventure experiences.

The PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 being organized here is an acknowledgment of the importance of Rishikesh as a prime destination for adventure travelers.

What To Expect From PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019

The PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 is being held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand between 13-15 February. The event includes a one-day Travel Mart which would provide a forum for interaction between buyers and sellers of products related to adventure travel from across the world. A conference that will see the confluence of some of the best minds in the adventure travel industry is also slated as one of the highlights of the event.


River rafting in Rishikesh.

And of course, the event offers opportunities for delegates to indulge their own adventurous streak too. White water river rafting in Rishikesh is a very popular adventure activity in India. One can choose this and experience river rafting in the rapids of the river Ganga.


Beatles Ashram, Rishikesh

One can opt for a heritage trek to the famous Beatles Ashram of Rishikesh. Beatles Ashram is also known as Chaurasi Kutia. Beatles, the famous band of 1960s came to learn transcendental meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram.

The heritage walk starting point will be Ram Jhula ( Shivanand Jhula ) -> Gita Bhawan -> Paramarth Niketan -> Swarg Ashram -> Beatles Ashram and back to Ram Jhula.

When in Rishikesh one can of course not miss the surreal experience of the Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganga.


Ganga aarti

The importance of Rishikesh as an emerging travel destination on the world map is underlined by the fact that the PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 is being held there. It may be noted that earlier editions of the event were held in places like Thimpu, Chiang Rai, Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, among others. The event is being hosted by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.

Check out the schedule of events for more details on what to expect from the conference. Also, you can view the brochure here.

Responsible Tourism At PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019

One of the focus areas of the conference would be on ensuring responsible tourism. Nature provides such a wealth of riches and opportunities for adventures. Steps need to be taken to ensure that we do not denude these very resources. Measures to ensure that these are preserved for future generations to come; need to be implemented. This can be attained by a collaborative effort between all stakeholders and agencies. These are some of the issues and challenges that will be discussed in the course of the PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019.

What is PATA

PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) is a non-profit organisation that is known for relentlessly working towards ensuring the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The association has as its members Government organisations, Tourism Boards, Educational Institutions, travel companies and travel professionals. PATA not only helps business for its members by organising events, but it also works for the conservation of environment and heritage in the Asia Pacific region.

Quick Facts About PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019

  • The PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 is being held from 13-15 February 2019
  • The PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 is being hosted by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board at Ganga Resort, KMVN, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  • One can register as a Buyer, Seller or Conference delegate for PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019
  • Registered delegates of PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 have to complete online booking before January 31st, 2019 to secure the spot
  • The dress code for the business session is smart casuals
  • Special rates are available for Uttarakhand delegates
  • Rishikesh is located about 268 kilometers from Delhi and about 45 kilometers. from Dehra Dun
  • The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun at a distance of about 35 kilometers

Registered delegates can now download the PATA events app

The PATA Adventure Travel And Responsible Tourism Conference And Mart 2019 in Rishikesh promises to be an interesting and important event for all associated with adventure travel and also concerned about the environment. Are you planning to be there in the thick of the action at Rishikesh?

Photo Credits: Few photos in this blog post are from PATA site.

Written by: Sandy N Vyjay