The importance of attending travel shows

Attending travel shows and conferences is an important business practice that can benefit tour companies in many ways, including building professional relationships, meeting the media, leveraging tips from other like-minded businesses, learning new ideas from industry experts, gaining an understanding of best practices, and of course meeting new friends along the way.

This year RED Sustainable Travel was chosen along with two other tour operators to receive a prestigious scholarship to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit, which will be held in Namibia this coming October. RED Sustainable Travel was chosen along with Uptuyu Adventures from Australia and Zbulo! – Discover Albania.

RED Sustainable Travel will join hundreds of like-minded adventure travel leaders from around the world where they will partake in small group outings, learning about Namibia’s conservation efforts, and will gather as a community to forge new partnerships and share strategies for success. RED looks forward to the opportunity to visit and learn from Namibia’s field conservancies, and to take home valuable insight in how to better their conservation and tourism efforts in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Says Founder Christopher Pesenti: “We will use this opportunity to engage with leaders in the field and identify successful models for conservation and social development that could be replicated or modified for application here in Mexico.”

Here is a list of some important travel shows/conferences for the remainder of 2013:


Conference in Mexico's Adventure Travel Show Photo by: Kristen Gill
Conference in Mexico’s Adventure Travel Show Photo by: Kristen Gill

Adventure Travel World Summit



October 26, 2013 to October 31, 2013 – Namibia

Between October 26th to 31st of this year, Namibia serves as host to 650+ tourism industry professionals for Adventure Travel Trade Association’s first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit on the continent of Africa. The Summit will strike a balance between high-impact, inspirational presentations for the entire delegation with facilitated peer-to-peer collaboration, business-to-business marketplace, delegate-media exchange and interactive learning workshops on real-world case studies – plus, ample time for open social engagement, mixers and networking.


ATMEX – Adventure Tourism Fair Mexico


August 15 – 17, 2013 – Veracruz, Mexico

ATMEX evolves into the most efficient and productive business and trade platform for suppliers and destinations related to nature and adventure tourism. The main national and international actors in the sector will be gathering in order to tighten trade relations, take advantage of business opportunities and learn about new trends and innovations in this important part of the tourism industry.

Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference


September 23, 2013 to September 25, 2013 – Nairobi, Kenya

The ESTC is a one-of-a-kind industry conference promoting sustainability in tourism. Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the conference builds upon the successes of past national, regional and international conferences by TIES and our partners.


TMLA – Travel Mart Latin America


September 18, 2013 to September 20, 2013 – Quorum Quito Convention Center The city of Quito in Ecuador has been named host city of the 37th annual Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA) scheduled to take place in September 2013. Quito expects to host more than 1,000 international travel professionals during TMLA, providing them with an opportunity to experience the historical city first hand.

WTM 2013


November 4, 2013 to November 7, 2013 – ExCel London

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry is a vibrant four-day business-to-business event. Presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. Attend in 2013 for another unique opportunity to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with the global travel trade.