India: A goldmine of Adventure Tourism demonstrated at Adventure Sports Expo Asia 2018
Amitabh Kant (CEO- Niti Aayog) inaugurated 2nd day of India’s first ever Adventure Sports Expo Asia 2018, the biggest adventure sports event in the country at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, New Delhi today. This unique and first of its kind expo is expected to witness the participation of over 60+ brands and 15000+ visitors with the adventure sports enthusiasts over the 3-day long adventure extravaganza.
Sh. Amitabh Kant, CEO- Niti Aayog at Adventure Sports Expo Asia 2018’s platform said, “I would like to congratulate all the associations who joined together to start this wonderful Adventure Sports Expo. As so much is happening in private sector, we need to spread this word around the world that India is a goldmine of adventure tourism. Ministry of tourism should collaborate with ASEA to make it 100x bigger & better in the heart of Delhi. It’s a great opportunity & initiative because what India has in terms of adventure, I don’t think any country in the world has that.”
The expo has received strong support from various Ministries & forums- Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Incredible India, Air India – the official Airline partner, ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association), UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation), OTOAI (Outbound Tour Operators Association of India), IATO (The Indian Association of Tour Operators), ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators of India), ADTOI (Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India), ESOI (Ecotourism Society of India), WAS (World Adventure Society).
Various eminent dignitaries like Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Mr. Tejbir Singh Anand – Vice President – Adventure Tour Operators Association of India, Mr. Ajeet Bajaj – Padma Shree Awardee & MD – Snow Leopard Adventures Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Rishi Narain – Asian Games Gold Medalist, Founder & MD, RN Sports Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Aanchal Thakur-first Indian to win a medal at an international skiing event , Ms. Malvath Poorna– Youngest Woman to climb Mount Everest and Mr. Shekhar Babu-First Indian Mountaineer to climb Mount Everest as an individual of Adventure Sports industry will be gracing the occasion.
Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, Padma Shree Awardee & MD – Snow Leopard Adventures Pvt. Ltd, “I am thankful to Mr. Amitabh Kant for giving us his time and sharing his views on Adventure Sports industry. We are elated to see such amazing beginning of the first edition of ASEA 2018 and we already planning for a bigger ASEA 2019 as well.”
He further adds, “India already has huge potential as an Adventure Sports destination with so much diversity from mountains to rivers and deserts. ASEA 2018 will be marketing India as an iconic destination for Adventure Sports to the world with the support of ATOAI.”
The three-day expo will be presenting the exhibition, speaker sessions, adventure activities, workshops and award night that will act as a one-stop destination for adventure sports fraternity. Adventure Sports Expo Asia is aimed to catalyze the growth of adventure sports & responsible tourism by bringing in world-class gear equipment makers, expert trainers, best practices, and technology advancement.
ASEA 2018 has also exhibited a vivid collage of Exhibitors and Buyers. While the Exhibitor profiles will deal with all adventure gear manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers along with adventure and eco-tourism tour operators all over Asia; the Buyer profiles will consist of government bodies such as Army, Navy Force, Para-Military Organizations, Travel enthusiast, potential investors from hospitality and also countries like US, UK, Australia, South America, Asia and Europe. The expo has exhibited the norms of what new trends are running the adventure sports and tourism industry.
The main focus of Adventure Sports Expo Asia 2018 is to provide a unified global networking platform to facilitate the growth of adventure sports & responsible tourism vis-a-vis products and services. This will not only help them in exploring new business opportunities but also will act as a body where they can voice their opinions and grievances and find a solution through dialogue with the exhibitors.