Intrepid Travel has acquired Wildland Trekking, an environmentally conscious U.S.-based tour operator focused on active and outdoor adventures. The acquisition of the U.S.-based tour company will see the merger of the two business’ operations and strengthen Intrepid’s active portfolio in North America with the addition of 260 trips. With the move, Intrepid Travel aims to significantly increase its share of the U.S. domestic travel market, besides providing more diverse outdoor adventure-focused options for both domestic and international travelers.
This is the next step in Intrepid’s investment and growth within the United States, which was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic as interest for unique domestic travel options in the country increased following international border closures. In 2019, U.S. domestic travel spending reached nearly $1 trillion—a number Intrepid is confident will grow in the coming years and presents a significant market opportunity.
With a total of 57 U.S.-based trips currently on offer by Intrepid Travel, the Wildland Trekking acquisition will boost Intrepid’s operational capacity, increasing their U.S. tour range by more than 400 percent.
Wildland Trekking, founded in 2005 by Steve Cundy, Scott Cundy and Brad Ball, offers U.S. itineraries, ranging from hut-to-hut trekking through the Presidential Range in New Hampshire to backpacking trips throughout the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest. The acquisition will merge each company’s operations and business in the U.S., with future plans including developing new trips in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, besides building more winter itineraries.
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