The REG Project (http://www.regproject.net/competitiveness-tourism/), in Partnership with the Tourism Organization of Serbia and in cooperation with the ATTA (http://www.adventuretravel.biz/) is organizing a 2-day training in Belgrade (at Hotel Tulip Inn - http://www.tulipinnputnikbelgrade.com/en) on the topic of adventure tourism, which includes the following three elements:
- Interaction with the environment;
- Cultural exchange;
- Physical activity. Some adventure travel activities are:
Archaeological expedition, Cultural activities, Hunting Snorkeling, Attending local festival/fairs, Cycling, Kayaking/sea/whitewater, Skiing/snowboarding, Backpacking, Eco-tourism, Learning a new language, Surfing, Birdwatching, Educational programs, Orienteering, Trekking, Camping, Environmentally sustainable activities, Rafting, Walking tours, Canoening, Fishing/fly-fishing, Research expeditions, Visiting friends/family, Caving, Getting to know the locals, Safaris, Visiting historical sites, Climbing (mountain/rock/ice), Hiking, Sailing, Volunteer Tourism, Cruise, Horseback riding, Scuba Diving, etc.
Adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism, attracting high value customers, supporting local economies and encouraging sustainable practices. Adventure tourism means an experience-based holiday and is quite different from the standardized vacation packages and duplicable activities that encompass mass tourism. It means adding value as travelers learn and interact with local populations and connect with their core values. For companies and destinations, Adventure Travel attracts visitors outside of peak season, highlights the natural and cultural values of a destination, promotes its preservation, helps differentiate destinations against the competition, and creates resilient and committed travelers. The 2016 Industry Snapshot is attached.