The princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand presented the Thailand Green Award 2013 in the category “Large tour Operators” to Barbara Glanz, GM Intrepid Travel Central Europe, during ITB in Berlin. Since 2006, Intrepid Thailand travellers each receive a special shoulder bag, emblazoned with the call to action “Say No to Plastic” in Thai and English. The bags are produced by a women’s cooperative, Tae Moh Hai. The project aims to create work and income for local families and also to motivate people to understand the importance of conserving the environment.
In a ceremony in New York City, Intrepid was presented with the award for the Preservation category of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler World Saver Awards. Our far-reaching commitment to carbon management and low impact travel attracted the nod from the judges.
The Preservation category is awarded to a travel company for, ‘Championing heritage, greening the planet’.
Our 8 day ‘Serengeti Trail’ trip has been crowned as Tour Radar’s ‘Most Amazing Tour in Africa’. The Serengeti Trail was competing against 8,500 trips from over 120 other tour operators. The winning trips were determined by the amount of user engagement across Tour Radar’s Facebook apps.
In keeping with Green Lifestyle’s reputation for knowledge and expertise in the green field within Australia, the Green Lifestyle Awards give recognition to the companies, products and people within the industry who are leading the way by taking admirable measures to strive toward a cleaner and green living environment.
The Responsible Tourism Awards are organised by responsibletravel.com, with support from media partners Metro, Geographical Magazine (the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society) and World Travel Market, where the awards are presented. The judging process is designed and organised in partnership with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and Virgin Holidays have supported the awards as headline sponsor since 2007. The Best Carbon Initiative Award recognises an organisation or programme with a replicable and inspiring approach to reducing the carbon intensity of travel.
Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales. Annually, a panel of Facebook experts carefully review the nominees and finalists for Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages, analyzing their landing pages, engagement, reader involvement and creative use of promotions.
Intrepid's 15-day Sumatran Highlights tour in Indonesia was awarded a place in National Geographic Traveler's 2011 50 Tours of a Lifetime list. National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, with more than 7.5 million readers. Its readers love to travel, with the highest passport ownership, the most international and domestic trips, and the most outdoor-recreation spending of any travel title.
Intrepid Travel in Australia won the Global Tourism Business Award for having demonstrated best practices in sustainable tourism at a large company level. Intrepid Travel is a group experiential tour operator that takes approximately 100,000 travellers to 130 countries each year.