PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart

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The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM)
is Asia Pacific’s leading travel trade event dedicated to the adventure travel industry.

The three-day event comprises of a one-day travel trade mart and one-day conference, along with other value-added activities that facilitate networking and relationship building. Recent events have been held in Thimphu, Bhutan, Chiang Rai, Thailand, Luoyang, China, and Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event’s choice of host destination reflects the growing importance of dispersing tourists to emerging destinations. ATRTCM 2019 is kindly hosted by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.



Through pre-matched appointments, meet face-to-face with adventure product buyers and sellers from across the world including state, regional and local tourism agencies from established and emerging markets, unique accommodation providers and tour operators.


Explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors. The programme brings together international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry from both private and public sectors to discuss the sector’s issues and opportunities.




Generously hosted by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board


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About Rishikesh

Nestled amidst lush greeneries guarded by the breathtaking hills of northern Uttarakhand, the tranquil city of Rishikesh is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World’. It gained instant fame when The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in the 1960’s.

Boasting marvellous temples, pilgrimage sites and the magnificent Ganges River, every corner of this legendary place has stories to be told. But Rishikesh is not all spirituality and yoga.

Today, the city attracts tourists from all over the world for its numerous adventure sports such as white-water rafting, cliff-jumping, kayaking and camping. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’, Rishikesh is also a designated starting point for treks to numerous Himalayan pilgrimage centres and shrines.

Watersports fans can enjoy rafting down the Ganges River amid the rocky mountains and natural wood surroundings. Thrill-seekers can choose to dive off a cliff from a dizzying height of 35 or face the superb rapids of the Ganges on a kayak. Meanwhile, waterfall trekking offers a gentler opportunity to get close to nature while being accessible to people of all age groups – perfect as a family activity.

Explore the destination where excitement meets tranquillity within the backdrop of tall mountains, amidst the gushing sound of crystal clear waters. This is Rishikesh – the land of gods, adventure, and peace.

Getting there

Rishikesh is situated a half-hour drive away from the nearest airport, Jolly Grant (also known as Dehradun Airport) which offers direct flights from international airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Srinagar through popular carriers such as Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways. In addition, the city is connected by a network of buses to key cities such as New Delhi, Haridwar, and Dehradun, and is also accessible by train via Haridwar.

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