- 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.
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