Adventure Travel

Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal is a popular stop on the trek to Everest Basecamp, a top adventure travel destination.

Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal is a popular stop on the trek to Everest Basecamp, a top adventure travel destination.

Adventure travel is a $265 billion industry. Adventure travel encompasses soft adventure like cycling, canoeing, fly-fishing, snorkeling, ecotourism, cultural trips, environmentally sustainable travel, culinary tours, and going on safari and hard adventure including climbing, caving, heli-skiing, kite-surfing, and trekking. 

According to the Adventure Travel Trade Association's (ATTA) 2015 Attracting and Serving the U.S. Adventure Traveler report, hiking and trekking are the most popular adventure travel activities for travelers of all experience levels.  

According to ATTA  adventure traveler demographics, the largest group of adventure travel tour operator clients (41 percent) are between the ages of 50-70. The average age of the adventure traveler reported is 49 years old.

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