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The two dominant drivers of tourism in Europe are MediterraneanBeaches and Alpine Ski Slopes.Despite having neither of these facilities, Irish Tourism has performedstrongly in European terms.

The Landscape and Seascapes of the Ireland

What we are going to cover Adventure 2014 – Some Facts Shift from Product to Experiences Building Ireland’s Adventure Story Adventure Trade World Summit (ATWS), Killarney, October 2014

10 facts about the Adventure Tourism Market

1Adventure Tourism is bigbusiness One quarter (26%) of global travel isAdventure Tourism and it is growing! ATTA measures 17% annual sector growthSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

2Adventure has high value potential to Ireland Overseas sector worth over 1 billion to Ireland in2012 Activity travellers spend 45% more than other visitorson their trip.Source: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

3Ireland targeting 5 of top 6 spenders2011 DataSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /UNWTO

490% of Adventure is “soft”Traditionally adventure is viewed as high octanehard core activities for thrill seekers.In reality 90% of adventure travel is ‘soft’ and itincludes walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching,archaeology and meeting the locals.Source: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

5Ireland is mostly soft adventure 90% of Irish adventure is ‘soft adventure’ This covers a broad range of activities including walking,cycling, fishing, water sports, archeology and bird watching.Source: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

6Walking is currently a key driver for Ireland Key activities in Ireland are walking & hiking with 33% citing walkingas a key choice factor for IrelandSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

7People “think” hard adventure and “do” softIntentions are 8:1 softto hard adventureExperience is 16:1Source: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

8Ireland is about adventure activities – notadventure holidays Travellers selecting adventure trips want more than theactivity Ideal adventure “trip” includes interaction with nature, interaction with culture, outdoor activity Intersection of all 3 is a full service adventure holidayexperienceSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

9Adventure customers are “not young men”!42% are aged between 41 and 6051% are womenSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

1078%The Peer 2 Peer Movement is manifesting itselfdifferent industries. Adventure tourism is oneindustries. Tourists are not asking the travelinformation, they are going online, onto blogsnetworks.acrossof thoseagents forand socialSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM /ATTA Reports

New Stratagy .

Convert Great Irish Products into CompellingExperiences


Share and Tell Our Stories !

Building Ireland’s AdventureStoryAdventure Tourism Trends

Irelands Competitive Setfor adventure tourism Our key competition is our neighbours England, Scotland, Wales Also Iceland The challenge is to get travellers to makethe trip to Ireland

Long haul destinationsmust sell the “completeadventure” package. Countries such as Australia, New Zealandand Canada are competing in a differentspace to Ireland. They are selling a “once in a lifetime”proposition.

Source: MCCP TrendStreamTMGlobal Consumer Holiday Trends

1. Immersive Adventure Tourism

Immersive Adventure Tourism is about building up to theadventure activity with soft immersion in the natural andculture assets that make a place distinct from any other.The aging population is a big driver of this trend.42%Of travellers cite adventureactivities as the focus oftheir holidays, the lionsshare of which are “soft”activities2/3rd’sOf adventure tourists holidaycosts, on avg. are spent directly inthe destination as against approx10-15% of package holiday costsSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM

2. Environmental Adventurists

1 of the top 3concernsOf adventure tourists isnot impacting negativelyon the local environmentAdventure seekers want to know that what they are doingwill impact positively on the place in which they'regoing. A big driver of this trend is the growth ofurbanisation.Source: MCCP TrendStreamTM

3. Take Home Adventurer

The tourists go for the adventure but what becomes moreimportant is that they leave with a learning. It is alsoreally important that the experiences people go home withare easily transferable online e.g. images and videos. Thesetrips will become catalysts of change for the tourist.73%22%Of Adventure travellersplan to participate inadventure activity ontheir next tripOf Adventure travellersplan on doing the sameactivity as their last tripSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM

4. Off the Track Adventurers

This tourist seeks smaller groups of service providers andwant adventure based holidays with customised itinerariesjust for them but inspired by the local natural beauty.1 of the top 3prioritiesWas a customised offeringTailored to the adventuretravellerSource: MCCP TrendStreamTM

3 segments are priorities for all 5 marketsCulturallyCuriousSocial EnergiserGreat Escaper

What do Social Energisers want fromexperiences?Spontaneous - unplanned‘Out of the Ordinary’‘Packed’ Experiences – busy day to night‘New’ thingsFestivals and Street Events‘In’ Places where the locals go

Social Energisers &Adventure Activities and sociability. They are ideal targets for high energy activitieswith a social outlet in the evenings.

What do the Culturally Curious want fromexperiences?Authentic & Mind Broadening ExperiencesTo feel like they’ve ‘done’ a place – not just dipped their toe inTotal ImmersionGetting off the beaten trackConnecting with natureThe Local Specialities

Culturally Curious & Adventure Ideal - 90% Soft Adventure They are attracted to walking, hiking, cycling etc. Offf the beaten track.

What do Great Escapers want fromexperiences?Multi-Sensory ‘earth beneath their feet’ & breath-taking attractionsQuality time to connect & bondRebalancing – come home refreshed and revitalisedDown time with some Peace & Quiet

Great Escapers & Adventure Great & Remote Outdoors Adventure is of a nature that they enjoy – walking inSheep’s Head, Cycling on the islands

Adventure Proposition

Key Themes

Experience Development Toolkit and Supports available

Adventure Travel World Summit UpdateKillarney, Co Kerry , 6 – 9 October 2014 650 delegates attending, representing influential top global media and buyers 200 delegates expected to attend Pre Summit Adventures (PSA’s) for 3, 4 and 5 days prior to ATWS.

Thank You !

Immersive Adventure Tourism is about building up to the adventure activity with soft immersion in the natural and culture assets that make a place distinct from any other. The aging population is a big driver of this trend. 2/3 rd’s Of travellers cite adventure 42% costs, on avg. are spent directly in activities as the focus of their holidays, the lions share of which are “soft .

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