Bring Adventure to your conference

The segment of adventure travel is one of the fastest growing sectors in travel and new technology can help optimize returns from increased sales and administrative efficiency. Are your attendees aware of the latest trends?

As an industry expert Adventure Engine can bring a dynamic specialized presentation catered to your attendees needs. We will customize the presentation to your crowd and interact throughout the presentation to ensure optimum value.

Adventure Engine is your Adventure travel and technology expert contact us for more information on potential topics below or to discuss your audience needs. Topic samples include:

Adventure Travel Technology
-how technology can be used to increase sales and organizational profitability.
Web based reservation systems for suppliers of experiential travel

Community benefits- Adventure Engine is currently working with provincial and regional association to create online networking of tours to enhance dynamic packaging options for potential visitors to the region and to agents. Case studies can be provided for your region as well as facilitated discussions on your regions opportunities.
Adventure Travel -understanding the wilds of the travel industries hottest 60 billion+ dollar market

Effective Marketing and Sales with Technology
Overview effective ways to place your content on partner sites. How technology allows limitless partnerships and marketing of your program time including items that are critical like location, activity type and availability.

Distribution- creating web services and feeds to large distributors such as West Jet airlines, Merit Travel, Unaira and Amadeus – a HUGE opportunity for small to mid size operators.

Reservation systems and Online Sales- Adventure Engine offers insight into the global trends in online sales in the Adventure Sector of travel. How complex and non complex products can be sold online and what elements of a website help in this conversion.
Travel Agents- Adventure Engine is a partner in provision of the American Association of Travel Agents Adventure Travel certification program with the Adventure Council.

Some of our Previous Speaking Engagements

• Canadian Federal Ministers of Northern Provinces Conference – potential of adventure tourism for economic development
Northwest Territories August 2008
• Adventure Travel Trade Association World Summit – Online distribution 101
Sao Paulo , Brazil Sept 2008
•Adventures in Travel Expo (4 shows) January – March 2007/08
• Online Revealed – Global Trends in Adventure Travel and Technology to Harness it –
Vancouver March 2008
• Northwest Territories Tourism Great Slave Lake conference– full day workshop (trends and technology)
Yellowknife February 2008
• Adventure Association of Newfoundland AGM/conference – 2 hour workshop
Newfoundland Jan 2008
• Northwest Territories Tourism – Inuvik Conference – tour operator product development and online sales workshop
Inuvik, Nov 2008
• Adventure Council / ASTA travel agent certification workshop
Los Vegas Sept 2007
• Adventure Travel Professional Symposium™ - selling Adventure products
Florida, Sept 2007
• Online Revealed National Conference– panelist – complex travel sales online
Toronto June 2007
• Travel Alberta Industry Conference – online reservations and distribution
Alberta, October 2006
• Adventure Travel Trade Association’s World Summit –online reservations and distribution panel Seattle, October, 2006/07

Award Nominations and Noteables:
New Ventures BC Technology Innovation Finalists 2007/08
Grant Recipients of the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program 2006-present
Recipients of the CRA’s Scientific Research and Educational Development program 2006 to present
Nominated for the 2006/07 BC Tourism and Technology Innovation award
Finalist for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s ‘Best new Business of the Year’ Award 2006/07
Finalist for Travel Mole’s/ World Travel Market Best Meta Search Company of the Year Award, London 2007
Nominated to TIA Affiliate Award 2007
1,700+ trips on the system from various continents and growing daily (over 1 billion in inventory)

Presentation General Notes:
Organizers of conferences please feel free to ask us to “mash up “ our content for your group as well. We would be happy to meet with you to define the right mix of content, focus and goals for your group. Our level of discussion in technical areas easily adjusted to ensure we engage and educate rather than overwhelm your attendees.

Format
Programs are available for live presentations or webinars for your conference or association and include follow up summaries of referenced statistics and slide show for attendees. Short interactive polls of the crowd and post presentation Q&A are included.

Length of presentation
Vary from 1 hour to full day workshops. We are happy to partner with additional panelists and will work with co presenters to insure we provide a complimentary blend for your attendees.

Costs
Fees may be negotiated per event. Standard fees include travel, accommodation and honorarium starting at $1000.
**Adventure Engine will consider pro bono presentations for non profit groups
For profit groups offering reciprocal programs may also be considered for waived presentation fees.
Sample power points, webinar, podcasts and presentation frameworks are available.

Testimonials

Diane McLevy,
Conference Director, Adventures in Travel Expo and Adventure Council
Amber Hayes has provided our trade audience with valuable, incisive information on technology, and how to use this technology to better market to their clients. Amber’s extensive knowledge and ability to express the material she presents in an understandable format is without a doubt an asset to our trade conference programs and webinars.

Jan Dwire,
Online Revealed Conference, Canada
Amber Hayes was a great addition to the Panel discussion “Selling Complex Products Online” at the Online Revealed Conference 2007. Amber’s insights gained from her personal experience in the industry were very helpful to our audience. The remarks from the attendees sang high praises for the content and delivery of the session. We sincerely hope that Amber will support us in the future by sharing her thoughts and experiences.