Welcome to the inaugural Intrepid Adventure Travel Index, within we provide a snapshot of all things adventure travel – including Kiwis preferences, behaviours and motivators when it came to getting off-the-beaten-track in 2017.
As the world’s largest adventure travel company with more than 29 years behind us, this report aims to share insights in to the fast-growing adventure travel sector by combining our own travel figures and industry knowledge, with externally-commissioned qualitative research. To provide a report which challenges the dated stereotypes of adventure travellers, and redefines this growing sector within the tourism industry.
Intrepid Adventure Travel Index
This inaugural index, contains a wealth of current information and research examining topics such as top destinations for New Zealand travellers, how Kiwis define adventure travel, trends in the travel market, and even a handy infographic on getting bang for your buck around the world.
Adventure travel is a growing sector within the tourism industry, stay a head of the trends with the Intrepid 2018 Adventure Travel Index.
Top 10 destinations for New Zealand travellers
From south to north, Vietnam offers adventures full of beauty and contrast, in a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.
With art galleries popping up in Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap’s thumping nightlife, Cambodia is more than just epic temples (although they’re awesome too).
A vast nation filled with colourful, chaotic, and enchanting cultures. Witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, inspiring India has it all.
Full of mystery and culture dating back millennia, Peru is an indomitable land of deserts etched with enigmatic lines, Amazonian rainforests teeming with wildlife, and soaring mountains harbouring secret cities.
Cuba a stunning and idyllic time capsule, where the cars are classic, salsa dancing is a must and the mojitos are icy, icy cold.
Camel rides through the Sahara, the stunning Atlas Mountains and the pulsating energy of Marrakech are just a few highlights of mint-tea filled Morocco.
Food, wine, history, architecture, fashion, coffee – there’s nothing this European favourite can’t do. You’ll surely be seduced by a slice of La Dolce Vita.
Peel back the lucha libre mask and you’ll find a patchwork of cultures and customs mixed into one tequila-drenched country.
Thailand is a treasure-trove filled with glittering temples, ancient ruins, exotic markets and sumptuous foods.
Growth in niche adventures
How Kiwis define adventure travel
Overtourism and getting off the beaten track
Explore our trending destinations