Your thoughts on animal-friendly travel

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As an Intrepid traveller, your opinion is incredibly valuable to us. Today, you can help shape responsible, animal-friendly travel across the globe. We have partnered with World Animal Protection (formerly the World Society for the Protection of Animals) to make a difference to animal protection in tourism across the world – and your opinions can help us do this.

Just take our short survey about animal-friendly travel and you can be in the running to WIN a trip for two on Intrepid’s Beautiful Thailand small group adventure. All you need to do is to fill in the short survey and tell us in 50 words or less about your favourite animal-friendly travel experience. Then the holiday could be yours!

The Beautiful Thailand trip for two will include accommodation and meals as per the trip notes, plus return economy class flights to Bangkok. We welcome anyone completing the survey, but please note the included flights are from any major urban city in Australia. The trip can be taken at any time in the next 12 months, except for the blackout period between 20 December 2013 to 20 January 2014, and Intrepid booking conditions apply.

This trip of a lifetime could be yours… or your friend’s. Please tell them about this unique opportunity!

Photo: © WSPA

The survey closes 09:00 AEST Monday 28 October, 2013 and a competition winner selected and announced shortly afterwards.

Find out more about Intrepid Thailand holidays, we offer great trips to fantastic locations, check out the latest top deals on our Asia holidays:

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About the author'
Jane Crouch - Jane is a responsible business guru who writes about all aspects of how travel can bring positive environmental, social and economic benefits. Informed through travel on seven continents, leading Intrepid trips through SE Asia, work in outdoor education, energy conservation, international development, philanthropy and climate change action, plus a big love of walking, mountains and world music.

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Hi Steven,
Thanks for your comment. The good news is that the survey is open to people anywhere in the world. Unfortunately the competition is only available to Australian residents but Intrepid and WSPA still welcome your thoughts on animal-friendly travel.
Best wishes,
Sue, Intrepid Express Editor'

Intrepid has fans and travelers from all around the world, very sad that this survey is only for those living in Australia.'

A safari to Kenya is the greatest animal friendly trip with Intrepid. I also traveled to India and enjoyed the national park in Kerala. It was breathtaking as you never knew what we were going to see. Our guide knew about every animal and since we were not in a “zoo” it was amazing to see the animals in their natural environment. Just amazing. I do not remember all of the animals I saw that day but I remember the way I felt and the experience because I knew I would never be able to recreate this feeling at home. To have a guide that knew so much about the animals and answer all of our questions was amazing. I will never forget that day.'
Teresa sturrock / Reply

Being a lover of travel, I often look for day excursions that allows me to observe the natural wildlife of where I am visiting… My fondest excursion was a boat trip to collect seashells at Coya Costa in Florida near Sanibel. While walking the beach that particular morning, I happened across all these tiny Loggerhead baby turtles making their way to the water! No camera of course! But I felt so abundantly lucky to see something so natural in my lifetime! The turtles in that area are very protected and there are many rules set up to protect these turtles and their life journey. I enjoy exploring this area and knowing that the animal life is respected, protected and that tourist are educated by the tour guides of such trips; is reassuring and uplifting.
I fell we humans have come a long way when it comes to becoming educated about sharing and and respecting our animal friends. I for one want our animal friends to continue to exist in their natural habitat. Seeing documentaries like ” Our Apologies To Elephants” heightens the necessity to stop exploiting our sweet animal friends and to only observe and help them co exist on our earth with us, as undisturbed as possible!

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