There is a lot of adventure to be had in the water along the west coast of Scotland with stunning coastlines and opportunities for island hopping. Sea kayaking around Scotland’s west coast is without a doubt among the best in the world and there are a number of providers to choose from, with different offerings and for all levels (for example, Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre, Rockhopper, and Otter Adventures).
New to 2018 are sea kayak company Roam Outer Hebrides, based on the island of Harris. Owner Andrew Reeve offers half and full day trips with all equipment provided. Check out their new website http://roamouterhebrides.co.uk and get a taste for what they offer by watching the video below.
The digital marketing and product innovation modules developed in the AVIP project will hopefully help businesses like this, and anyone wanting to set up their own adventure tourism business, to gain new tips and develop their skills.
Visit our website: www.adventuretourism.eu
Abacus Mountain Guides
A good website and blog is extremely important in the adventure tourism industry to let customers experience what you offer, before they take the leap! Your marketing team is important- invest and hire the best people.
You want to your advertising to truly represent how your business works!
Abacus Mountain Guides offer year round experiences and have a regularly updated blog to show customers what kind of experiences can be had. This is a really effective way to get people involved and follow up on the adventure after it happens.
This is an excellent way to get some feedback on the adventures and how your customers have enjoyed their trip! A top tip from marketing experts is to be present on your social media and your website. If customers have queries and questions about an adventure or prices or logistics it is important for your team to respond in a timely manner.
They also offer practical skills, guides and information to make the journey as smooth as possible. Take a look at the blog here to see how effective good images and communication can be in promoting an adventure tourism business:
Mountain biker Hannah Barnes took her passions and created an adventure tourism experience that launched in 2018. The Lochaber area is an amazing landscape to experience all kinds of adventures, particularly mountain biking, with trails and dedicated downhill courses at Nevis Range and Glencoe Mountain Resort and further afield. Hannah added the element of yoga to this to create an all round experience bringing guests from all over the globe!
This shows the benefit in the adventure tourism industry in focusing on your passion and bringing in a specific market. Take a look at the Instagram posts and Hannah’s website to see how effective imagery and good marketing promoted this new kind of adventure tourism experience; https://www.hannahbarnes.co.uk/ride-om-retreats/ and https://www.instagram.com/ride_om/
Momentum had a great evening at the end of November disseminating the AVIP project.
They hosted a AVIP Pilot Testing Event, in Sligo Higher Institute, Ireland.
20 people from the Adventure Tourism industry tried and tested the Modules from Immersive Technologies and Product Innovation. We received much appreciated and valued feedback.
If you would be interested in testing these modules or completing the course follow the links below to our website and our social media.
Wild Atlantic Way Epic 12 Day Tour
Ireland is full of adventure, culture and fun. This tour will take you along Ireland’s west coast from West Cork in the South to Donegal in the North.
The Wild Atlantic Way Tour is a soft adventure tour which will take you on walking trails to some of the country’s most spectacular vistas and dramatic coastlines.
Each day will be filled with adventure activities, cultural and historical visits and experiences, as well as breathtaking coastal walks along the Wild Atlantic Way. This tour will take you out of the tour buses to experience Ireland as it should be experienced. Stunning vistas are ready to be discovered – be mesmerised by Ireland’s most beautiful locations. From walking along the highest sea cliffs in Europe to visiting ancient sites and castles, this adventure tour of Ireland will give you experiences and memories that will last a lifetime!
Find out more information at; https://www.extremeireland.ie/mixed-adventures/wild-atlantic-way/p38/?fbclid=IwAR1uKJXf45RY_JHzC_jlgVeRz1jtkzt4hSr4IezqSbYfOtLn393f6TGy9FU#shwtab283-tab
Discover and experience “Slow Adventure” in Irealnd!
Slow adventure is centered around creating a connection with the outdoors, it gives us a chance to explore and engage with nature.
Journey through breath-taking landscapes, but slow down and take in the beauty.
Web page: http://slowadventure.ie/