The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) has been promoting adventure tourism in a safe and sustainable manner and aims to create this awareness and mitigate risk in adventure tourism activities.
ATOAI has announced that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will organise a Disaster Management Course for ATOAI Adventure Guides. 40 adventure guides with a minimum experience of 5 years will be trained by NDRF from January 30 to 4th February 2023 at 8 Battalion, NDRF, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The Adventure guides will be trained on:
- Disaster Management
- Search & Rescue
- First Aid & CPR.
- Fire Safety
- Water Emergencies
- Snake & Animal Bite
- Group Exercise / Leadership
- Miscellaneous & General Topics
This course will be a force multiplier in providing rescue and support during natural disasters in our country and will also up-skill adventure professionals/guides in providing safer adventure experiences to adventure tourists. ATOAI believes that such initiatives will go a long way in bringing India to the top of the preferred adventure tourism destinations in the world.
Adventure guides doing the program will also be made honorary wardens for keeping ‘the great outdoors’ pristine and ensure that the ATOAI safety guidelines are followed in letter and spirit.
ATOAI is the national representative body of Indian adventure tour operators with approx. 500+ member organisations pan India. ATOAI works closely with the industry and the Governments both at the Central and State levels to advocate policies, study trends, and create a safe environment for guests to participate in adventures across 31 verticals.