Two Tickets To Paradise

Specialty Travel Business Resources

  • Entrepreneur's "Specialty Travel and Tours Business Start-Up Guide" provides important tips about the things you should know before you jump into the field.
  • The Adventure Travel Trade Association (719-530-0171, www.adventuretravel.com) keeps its members up-to-date on developments in the field. Certification seminars are held at its annual world conference; the next one takes place September 11-14 in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Specialty Travel Index (415-459-4900, www.specialtytravel.com) is a twice-yearly magazine showing travel companies the adventure and special-interest tours that are being offered.
  • Special-interest publications aimed at the adventure travel market, such as Escape Magazine,Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure, will give you ideas on what's being offered and ways to reach potential customers.

Contact Sources

AlfresCo Corp., (206) 763-1909, www.alfresco.com

InnerQuest Wilderness Adventures, (800) 990-HERO, www.innerquest.com

North Star Tours Inc., (800) 206-0537

Steamboat Powder Cats Montjoux LLC, (800) 288-0543,www.powdercats.com

The World Outside, (800) 488-8483, www.theworldoutside.com

Travel Industry Association of America, www.tia.org

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This article was originally published in the May 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Two Tickets To Paradise.

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