Adventure Angels and ATTA have launched a female-focused scholarship. // © 2016 iStock
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has launched its annual Tour Operator Scholarships program, which provides financial assistance to exemplary emerging adventure tourism businesses. Additionally, it has partnered with Adventure Angels to grant a new scholarship — Adventure Angels Abundance Scholarship — to a female-owned adventure enterprise based in a developing market country.
Why It Matters:
Adventure Angels is a startup organization of women in the travel industry, and many are travel agents. By co-sponsoring the scholarship, both Adventure Angels and ATTA are taking a strong stance in supporting women in the often male-dominated world of business ownership, as well as in the overall adventure travel trade sector. Among other prizes, the scholarship winner will receive mentorship opportunities and be able to attend ATTA’s 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit.
- Adventure Angels Abundance Scholarship applicants must be a woman-owned business operating in the adventure travel sector; be in business for at least one year; have a head office located in an emerging market country; and demonstrate a need for support, a positive impact on women and ties and positive impact on community/communities in which the business operates.
- The winner will receive a complimentary ATTA scholarship, one ticket to the 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit, one marketplace table at the summit, $1,400 stipend for travel to Alaska, four-night accommodation at Historic Anchorage Hotel, an Adventure Angels swag bag and up to 14 hours of mentorship from Adventure Angels.
What They Are Saying:
“Our ranks are made of many facets of the adventure travel industry, and we are excited to support a female business owner from a developing country where adventure tourism is life sustaining,” said Dana Johnson, president of Adventure Angels.