Hereditary Chief Ian Campbell attending ATWS

17 Jul 2013 07:50
WINDHOEK, 17 JUL (NAMPA) - Hereditary Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation in British Columbia, Canada, will address the 10th Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) here from 26 to 31 October 2013.
The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) confirmed that Chief Campbell will be one of the many speakers during the event, according to a media statement issued by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) recently.
In its 10-year history, this is the first time the ATWS will be held on the African continent.
Chief Campbell is an accomplished orator and cultural ambassador for his people, and often incorporates traditional drumming, singing, dancing, and elements of humour into his moving message which draws upon indigenous wisdom and values to support community tourism development.
The ATWS will bring together more than 700 tourism industry professionals from around the world and marks the second year of the ATTA partnership with the WINTA.
According to the statement, Chief Campbell and WINTA representatives, who will facilitate the ?Indigenous Tourism? topic during the summit?s peer-to-peer exchange - a day-long program addressing important industry topics lead by subject-matter experts. The quests will also be available throughout the summit to engage with ATTA members and delegates about indigenous tourism. Chief Campbell and WINTA representatives will have the opportunity to visit various community conservancies and to share knowledge and experiences with Namibia?s tourism and community development leaders and specialists.
All pre-summit delegates will participate in a ?Two Days of Adventure? event, which starts in the capital and ends at the coastal town of Swakopmund in the Erongo Region. Visitors will spend one night in the capital in 23 accommodation establishments, while in Swakopmund, the delegates will have the opportunity to stay in 48 different accommodation facilities as part of the pre-summit activities.
The ATWS is the largest gathering of adventure travel professionals in the world. The summit is currently 90 per cent sold-out.