first Intrepid Foundation day

intrepid travel staffWhen a group of people who are passionate about responsible travel and helping local communities get together, you never know which direction their fun activities may lead!

The 6th of November marked our first ever Intrepid Foundation Day and it was a huge success around the globe. The purpose of the day was to increase our staff awareness of all the fantastic projects the Intrepid Foundation is supporting and also stimulate ideas on how they could be more involved…

Our India office got local hoteliers and operators involved in supporting local charity GOONJ, and donations are coming in from quiz nights and other games that were enjoyed on Intrepid trips. In Johannesburg the staff had a cocktail party and chose to raise funds for the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos.

In Kenya they planned cheap car washes, basic vehicle servicing and helping with local community clean ups in exchange for donations. Stay tuned for news of an Egypt trip raffle in the UK, and for our Toronto, Boulder, Beijing and Melbourne offices it was a special dress-up day, with all the staff donning something from their travels and donating to the Foundation.

On top of the learning and great ideas generated, it looks like in one day we have been able to raise around AU$2000, and on top of that every dollar will be matched by Intrepid Travel. We look forward to you joining in the fun with us next year, but in the interim you can help us support local charities and communities at the grass-roots level by making an easy donation online.

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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