Adventure Travel

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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 ...

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    Interview Ischgl: “We have learned a lot”


    The past winter did not necessarily end pleasantly for the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl, which was previously known primarily for après-ski and mega concerts in addition to its ski slopes. In spring, when the novel coronavirus had finally found its way to Europe, Ischgl became something like the European ...

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    The Outdoor Italia campaign has been a success


    # outdooritalia , the digital campaign launched by the Italian Outdoor Group (IOG ) in June to support tourism and outdoor activities during the 2020 summer season, has generated more than one million impressions on the dedicated campaign website and 40,000 interactions on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. ...

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    EU agrees on common rules for pandemic-related travel restrictions


    The European Council has adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The council comprises the heads of state or government of the countries forming the European Union, as well as the president of the council and of the European ...

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    Interview: Corona and the impact on tourism in the mountains


    With Covid-19 and the lockdown in March, pretty much all industries were facing severe challenges. One of the sectors that were hit the hardest right from the beginning was the travel industry. After a while, people were allowed to travel again, but in a very limited manner. However, as the ...

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    ​The North Face introduces the Explorer Team


    The North Face ( TNF ) has announced the launch of a new team that will involve everyone around the world who see themselves as explorers or adventurers – from scriptwriters and photographers to trail runners and powder enthusiasts. TNF took the inspiration for its “ Explorer Team ” ...

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    Naturkompaniet offers adventure trips to Lapland


    Göteborgs-Posten reports that Naturkompaniet , Fenix Outdoor `s Swedish retail chain, has begun to offer adventure trips to Lapland this winter. The new business idea is a result of the growing outdoor trend during the Covid-19 pandemic. From 2021, the chain, together with Äventyrsresor , an experienced travel company ...

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    Gregory and High Sierra could not resist the pandemic


    Like the rest of the big Samsonite luggage group, its two outdoor backpack brands, Gregory and High Sierra , suffered sales declines in the first half, to June 30 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Gregory, which has been generally outperforming the rest of the group, posted a ...

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    Clymb™ Abu Dhabi breaks two Guinness records


    Clymb™ Abu Dhabi , a sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, which opened on Nov. 29, 2019, received two Guinness World Records ™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving flight chamber with a diameter of 10 metres and a height of 54.6 metres and for the world’s highest ...