GAMCE has invited 30 adventure travel buyers from ATOAI with various degree of hospitality facilities. Some are offered complimentary registration while 10 companies shall be fully hosted including round-trip flights. The team shall be led by Capt. Swadesh Kumar, President of ATOAI, and of Shikhar Travels.
The OTOAI buyers team shall be led by Mr. Mahendra Vakaharia, President of OTOAI and MD of Pathfinders Holidays. While 10 OTOAI members have been offered complimentary registration 5 members are to be hosted at GAMCE 2018.
The hosted buyers have been selected on the basis of 3 criteria. First, the tour operator must be focused in adventure travel services. Second, the tour operator does not have any formal travel business links in Nepal and not offering Nepal as an adventure destination. Third, there is potential for tour operator to sell Nepal as an adventure destination. These selection criteria maximize the possibility of generating business relations if not business leads for the GAMCE exhibitors.
The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) aims to create awareness about the immense potential for adventure tourism in India and to harness this potential in a safe, sensitive and environment-friendly manner. The association has all along been working for the promotion of adventure tourism in India and to create awareness overseas about the potential of adventure tourism in India.
OTOAI is a national, not-for-profit organization comprising India’s outbound tour operators and travel agents as its members which aims to foster an environment of collaboration with various stakeholders through their ideology of collective ambition.