Adventure Travel

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    Travel and leisure show 2021 canceled


    Source: Messe München Despite fully booked halls, loyal exhibitors and partners, and interested visitors, Messe München has canceled 2021, its travel and leisure show that had already been postponed from its original date in February to April 21-25, due to the ongoing Covid-19 ...

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    Free online webinar by Equip with photographer Bernd Ritschel on Feb. 18


    On the occasion of the recent certification of Equip (owner of Rab and Lowe Alpine ) as a carbon-neutral company, as well as the group’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2030, Equip has invited its community to the free online webinar ” Alpengletscher “ (Alpine Glacier) by ...

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    OS Maps launches in Australia, prior to expanding to more countries


    Ordnance Survey (OS) , the national mapping agency for Great Britain, has launched its walking and cycling app, OS Maps , in Australia. It is the first nation outside of Britain to have full access to this service, helping people create their own adventures in the outdoors. OS Maps ...

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    Craft is title sponsor of the Gravel Rally Black Forest


    Swedish functional clothing specialist Craft is the new title sponsor of the Gravel Rally Black Forest , which has been organized since 2018 by Hirsch-Sprung , a travel company based in the Black Forest with a focus on bike tours, for the 2021 season. The 2021 gravel event will ...

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    UYN supports Omar Di Felice in the Himalayas


    UYN ( Unleash Your Nature ) has announced a new partnership with Omar Di Felice , the two-time Italian ultra cycling champion (races 300km) and adventure traveler. In addition to becoming a brand ambassador, Di Felice will collaborate with the company’s R D lab to test UYN products ...

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    Greenstorm Mobility: new majority shareholder, new management


    Greenstorm Mobility , a young Austrian e-mobility company that combines e-mobility with a sharing and second-hand concept, has a new majority shareholder and a new management duo. While a British private equity firm, Bregal Milestone , invested a “double-digit million amount” in 2018, it now gave another unspecified cash injection, ...

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    OSV calls for support for the French outdoor industry


    Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) , the French trade association dedicated to outdoor sports, urges the French government to support the outdoor industry, which is threatened by the coronavirus crisis and the shutdown of ski resorts specific program. According to OSV, and as reported by , the French outdoor industry ...

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    EU Commission calls for travel within the EU to be “strongly discouraged”


    The European Commission has proposed the European Council to discourage non-essential travel between European Union member states amid high Covid-19 infection rates and concerns about new virus variants while avoiding border closures or blanket prohibitions that would impede the functioning of the internal market and supply chains. ...

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    U.S. start-up Sēkr closes first funding round


    Sēkr , an American, all female-owned start-up and creator of The Vanlife App , an app that provides community connections and outdoor travel resources in one, has closed its first funding round. With a 400-percent increase in camping activities in the U.S. this year (according to The Guardian ), the ...

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    TNF and Gucci take their apparel collaboration to Pokémon Go


    Gear Junkie has reported that, following the initial announcement of a collaboration between The North Face (TNF) and Gucci for a new clothing capsule, the two companies have now tweeted that they plan to bring their joint line to the virtual world of Pokémon Go ...

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    Garmin acquires GEOS Worldwide


    Source: © Garmin Deutschland GmbH Garmin inReach Mini Garmin has acquired GEOS Worldwide , a company based in Montgomery, Texas, that provides emergency monitoring and incident response services, including search and rescue services for skiers, outdoor adventurers and boaters. The terms of the asset ...

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    Who are the winners of the Corona summer?


    The outdoor industry and tourism associations weathered the first Corona summer quite well. Some hiking and biking equipment suppliers were even able to record double-digit growth rates compared to the previous year. However, things are now looking rather bleak for the first few months of the coming year.

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    ​Hotel in Verbier ski resort is first to implement HeiQ Viroblock Ecosystem


    Swiss ingredient brand HeiQ has partnered with luxury Hotel W Verbier and The Medical Supply Company of Switzerland ( MSCS ) to integrate the HeiQ Viroblock Ecosystem , an antiviral textile and surface technology, into its facility management routine amid a recent lockdown imposed by Swiss ...

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    Italian ski resorts to introduce tighter restrictions in view of reopening


    Italy’s Technical Scientific Committee ( CTS ) has recommended tighter restrictions for ski lift operations connected with the ongoing pandemic. Ski resorts in the country are currently shut but are due to reopen on Jan. 7. The guidelines that regional authorities submitted did not fully convinced the committee at ...

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    ​Youth Alpine Interrail: Young adults campaign for more sustainable mobility


    As part of the Youth Alpine Interrail project, young adults traveled by train through the Alps in the summer of 2018 and 2019 and addressed climate protection and sustainable mobility. On Dec. 9, 2020, they and other young adults discussed with representatives of environmental and spatial planning ministries what ...

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    Jack Wolfskin plans to continue Wolftrail hiking trips in 2021


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Wolftrail Scotland Jack Wolfskin will continue its Wolftrail campaign in Scotland in the new year, the Covid-19 situation permitting. The campaign first started in Romania last March – at that time, the brand had developed a first, exclusive long-distance ...

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    ​EVOC cooperates with Haukland


    Two years ago, travel photographer and social influencer Benjamin Jaworskyj founded the photographer’s clothing brand Haukland with the goal to provide photographers and filmmakers with functional clothing that meets all requirements for functionality and flexibility, looks good and is reasonably priced. Together with the German sports brand EVOC ...

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    The German travel and leisure consumer show 2021 , originally scheduled for Feb. 24-28 in Munich, has been postponed to April 21-25. Croatia will be the partner country. As usual, the Munich Car Days will be held parallel to the show, which has been renamed special ...

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    Gregory dropped by 13% in Q3, in group that fell by 65%


    Gregory ’s sales declined by 13.0 percent to $15.9 million in the third quarter. They again outperformed the results of Samsonite International ’s less functional brand of backpacks, High Sierra , which plunged down by 70.2 percent to $4.5 million. Across all the numerous brands of Samsonite, sales went down ...

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    GoPro's DTC approach drives profits


    The American action camera specialist managed to post a profit for the third quarter thanks to a more intense direct-to-consumer (DTC) approach and strong sales of new products, which helped boost total revenues by 114 percent to $280.51 million. Analysts expected revenues of $234.5 million. GoPro ’s net income ...