Intrepid’s New North American Program is Canadian And Cool
2018 Hot-List: Intrepid’s New North American Program is Canadian And Cool
In response to growing demand for the Great White North, Intrepid Travel is launching new trips to Canada as part of its 2018 North America program, which offers more than 34 unique itineraries from Chicago to Calgary including the first dedicated tour of Vancouver Island.
Winter trips are also on Intrepid’s 2018 hot-list, with three brand new trips into the North American winter added to the range.
Highlights of Intrepid’s 2018 North American program include:
A new six-day Highlights of Vancouver Island which combines with the popular Canadian Rockies for the ultimate Canadian adventure. Priced from NZ$1460 per person twin share, the new tour takes guests to Victoria, Tofino - a mecca for surfing and whale watching - and bustling harbour town and foodie haven Nanaimo.
To take advantage of the lack of crowds and the beauty of the North in the winter, Intrepid has added new departures in the off season including December and January departures for its Canadian Rockies and Northern Lights tour. Encompassing the best of Canada from Lake Louise to Calgary, Jasper and Banff, the 11-day trip starts from $5215 per person twin share.
Meanwhile travellers on the new US and Canada Discovery Win-ter trip will experience the magic of a white Christmas with New York’s skyscrapers dusted in snow, ice skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, a snowshoe hike in Vermont and depend-ing on the departure, the chance to experience a Christmas market in Chicago, ice hockey in Toronto, Winterlude in Ottawa or Montreal en Lumiere. The 12-day comfort trip starts from $5094 per person twin share.
“With its pristine wilderness and friendly people, Canada has always been popular, but the ‘Justin Tru-deau effect’ has made Canada even cooler this year. These new trips let travellers experience the magic of a North American winter like a true local,” said Brett Mitchell, Intrepid Travel’s Regional Direc-tor Asia Pacific.
While Canada has seen sales on popular trips increase by more than 150 per cent in the past year, In-trepid has seen a 20 per cent decrease in bookings to the United States since January 2017, with the country sliding down the hot list almost immediately after Trump’s inauguration.
Intrepid Travel recently announced that it would double its carbon offsetting on all trips to the United States, in response to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. This increased commitment to supporting sustainable tourism in the United States includes the new range of 2018 trips.
“North America has a huge diversity of landscapes, people and opinions. Intrepid travellers want to rediscover different sides of Canada and the States. We believe it’s more important than ever for tourism to play its part in conserving the environment for future generations,” said Mitchell.
For more information or to book visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/nz
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Independently-owned by the original founders of Intrepid Travel, the Intrepid Group is now a collec-tion of six tour operator brands and 19 destination management companies united by the vision of changing the way people see the world. For the past 28 years, we’ve been taking small groups to trav-el the local way, on real life experiences that give back to the places and people we visit. As this style of travel has caught on, the Intrepid Group family has grown to now offer around 2000 trips to more than 100 countries and on all seven continents. We cater for all ages, budgets, and appetites for ad-venture through Adventure Tours Australia, The Family Adventure Company, Geckos Adventures, In-trepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Urban Adventures. Globally-renowned as a leader in respon-sible travel, Intrepid has been a carbon-neutral business since 2010. Our not-for-profit, the Intrepid Foundation has raised $5m AUD for over 75 local and international charities by matching traveller dona-tions dollar-for-dollar. For more information, visit: www.intrepidgroup.travel