Intrepid Travel, an adventure travel company, has launched more than 80 trips exclusively designed for 18 to 29-year-old travelers, from camping in Iceland to surfing in Morocco. According to Intrepid Travel, the company has seen a growing interest in its style of sustainable, immersive local experiences, with global sales up 17 percent from last year. The 18 to 29 age group is a fueling this growth, with a 7 percent increase in departures last year among the demographic.
Priced at the same level as Intrepid’s Basix range, Intrepid says the new 18 to 29s range provides a socially conscious generation with the immersive local experiences that they want, rather than backpacking and big bus tours.
The launch of a new Intrepid range means the end of an era for Geckos Adventures, which was originally a competitor to Intrepid’s Basix range but has been managed by the Intrepid Group since 2013. From October 1, 2018 all Geckos Adventures tours will become Intrepid Travel’s 18 to 29s trips. Intrepid’s range will offer 20 percent more departures and new trips to destinations such as Iceland and Russia for 2019.
Intrepid has partnered with Friends-International, a social enterprise that focuses on saving lives and building futures for marginalized young people around the world. Intrepid will make a donation to Friends-International for every 18 to 29s trip booked.
Intrepid Travel offers more than 1,500 trips in more than 120 countries on all seven continents. The company is part of Intrepid Group, a collection of four tour operator brands and 20 destination management companies. In total, the group offers around 2,000 trips to over 100 countries and offers experiences through Adventure Tours Australia, Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Urban Adventures.
For more information, visit www.intrepidtravel.com.