We believe that with great travel, comes great responsibility

Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Intrepid is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference – by investing in local communities, human rights initiatives, wildlife conservation projects and the environment. We’re all about operating in a responsible manner and incorporating principles of sustainable tourism and development into the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words; they’re ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and trip.

Intrepid has been a carbon-neutral business since 2010; we now have 27 carbon-neutral offices and offer over 1400 carbon-offset trips. Through our not-for-profit arm, The Intrepid Foundation, we’ve invested over AU $5 million into grassroots projects around the world – projects addressing issues such as healthcare, education, community development and animal welfare – including over AU $750,000 for our Namaste Nepal earthquake relief campaign in 2016.

We’ve led the industry on animal welfare by being the first global tour operator to end elephant rides and by bringing awareness to the cruelty of lion walks. We’ve also taken a leadership position on child protection by removing orphanage visits from our itineraries.

Our commitment to being a responsible business doesn’t end there. Intrepid has identified nine of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we can contribute to most to as a tourism business. By focusing on these goals, we ensure a strong commitment to areas where our business can make the most difference and be a company with a purpose beyond profit.

Have any feedback on our approach? If so, we would love to hear from you at responsible.business@intrepidtravel.com.

Find out more about our approach to being a responsible business:

  1. Responsible travel
  2. Carbon management
  3. UN Global Compact
  4. The Intrepid Foundation
  5. Our partners

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