According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the youth travel industry is set to double by 2020, growing to a staggering USD 320 billion from the current USD 185 billion. Interestingly, this segment of travel accounts for 20% of the world travel today with around 207 million trips made in 2012 alone. At the cusp of this fast-growing segment is Atlantis, the largest aggregator of school educational programs in India.
At Atlantis, we help students put theory into practice. In doing so, we represent an exciting gateway for them to experience science, literature, arts and culture first-hand across some of the most prominent global institutions including NASA and CERN, among others.
Our core programs revolve around knowledge enrichment and are directed at instilling basic life skills in our students that include collaboration, innovation and self-reliance. These skills represent the basic building blocks of a strong educational foundation and help our students achieve holistic growth.
Atlantis traces its roots to pioneering the Asian Semi-finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) in 2004. The annual competition for high school students spans six continents with the Asian Semi-finals hosted by Atlantis. Finalists get a chance to visit the Kennedy Space Center or the Johnson Space Center to design a city in space.
Leveraging this rich experience, Atlantis was formally established in 2007 with the express intent of promoting space education among students. Today, the Company has emerged as a one-stop specialised education travel company in India.
Today, our students can boast of experiencing several destinations across the US and Europe, including educational tours and excursions to national parks, attending scientific camps and engaging in adventure sports. At school, they have also experienced several exciting sessions and discussions with luminaries including Ms Sunita Williams, Dr Jack Bacon, Mr James Christensen and Ms Heather Paul.