SEE Turtles Co-Founders Selected to Speak at 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit

Beaverton, OR (PressExposure) September 30, 2009 -- Dr. Wallace J. Nichols and Brad Nahill, co-founders of SEE Turtles, will join a diverse field of industry experts, October 19-22 in Québec, Canada, to address adventure travel business leaders gathering at the 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit.

During the annual gathering of approximately 500 executives, tour operators, tourism boards, specialized travel agents, media and other service providers representing more than 50 countries will gain access to the tools, resources and experts needed to rapidly adapt to market shifts. Summit organizers selected Dr. Nichols and Mr. Nahill to speak during the trade-only conference to share their expertise in wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism development.

Presented by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) is designed for decision makers within the travel and tourism industry with a vested interest in sustainable adventure tourism. The purpose of the ATWS is to equip delegates with tools to better their business, enable the industry to better serve travelers, promote responsible tourism practices, and optimize the industry’s market potential through productive debate, dialogue and collaboration.

Dr. Nichols will present on promoting an ocean-friendly lifestyle during the Transformative Thinking session and Mr. Nahill will participate in the Summit’s Meeting of the Minds program during the Sustainable Tourism session.

Dr. Nichols and Mr. Nahill will join dozens of authors, business leaders, innovative thinkers, new-media masters and other influential speakers representing the tourism industry and other business sectors contributing to Summit sessions requiring high degrees of delegate interactivity. Additional speakers and contributors to the 2009 Summit, along with complete event details, are featured at

Adventure Travel World Summit sponsors include Host Destination Tourisme Québec and Aventure Ecotourisme Québec, Major Sponsors ExOfficio and Men’s Journal, Key Sponsors Alpine Tourist Commission, Archaeology Magazine, Best of the Alps, Brazil, Tourism Promotion Corporation of Chile, Eddie Bauer, Innovation Norway, National Geographic Adventure.

About the Adventure Travel Trade Association Established in 1990, the ATTA ( is a global membership organization dedicated to unifying, networking, professionalizing, promoting and responsibly growing the adventure travel market. ATTA members include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers. Host of the annual Adventure Travel World Summit executive trade conferences, the ATTA also makes possible http://www.Adventure.Travel, the traveler’ hub of physical, cultural and nature-based adventure travel and guide to trusted tour operators from around the globe.

Adventure Travel Trade Association Contact : ATTA Vice President, Chris Doyle,, 916.847.0261 Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint

About SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles ( is an Ocean Foundation conservation tourism project that links people with sea turtle sites in ways that directly support efforts to protect sea turtles, while increasing resources in communities to help residents thrive and value sea turtles. Going beyond the ecotourism mantra of "leave only footprints", SEE Turtles suggests that travelers should make a positive impact through conservation tourism. Conservation tourism supports communities protecting sea turtles by increasing the income needed for local conservation efforts, providing economic alternatives to end threats to sea turtles and inspiring travelers to take a more active role in protecting wildlife.

Brad Nahill
SEE Turtles
Beaverton, OR

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