The Adventure Travel Trade Association’s annual Adventure Travel World Summit (#ATWS2016) is about to start from 19 to 22 September in Anchorage, Alaska. This is one of the most anticipated yearly events for outdoor adventure professionals across the globe. The summit provides a place to learn, to collaborate, and to grow. This year the Western Balkans will be represented at the ATWS2016 by travel professionals from the Via Dinarica Alliance ( The Alliance is group of four private adventure tourism companies, which host adventurers along the 2,000-kilometer Via Dinarica ( hiking trail. The trek traverses Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.

The Alliance—Green Visions (Bosnia and Herzegovina), VMD Adventure Travel(Croatia), Outdoor Albania, (Albania) and Black Mountain (Montenegro) —is also important because it achieves what the trail originally had been touted to do: bring groups from different parts of this contentious area together to work for the greater good of the region, work together to show the world and the region the vast adventure resources in the Western Balkans, and change perceptions.

By every indication, this year the Western Balkans entered the world stage of must-see adventure destinations. To make it easy for you to find out more about the Western Balkans and the Via Dinarica we have with assistance of USAID REG secured a permanent showcase presence at the ATWS2016, as well as various marketplace tables.

We look forward to welcoming all those interested in learning more about providing adventurers to our next great travel experience – The Western Balkans and the Via Dinarica.