Diversity and inclusion

We’re here to change the way we all see the world.

We’re working hard to break down barriers in travel. We reject the stereotypes that dictate who can travel and when, and who gets to tap into the economic benefits of travel. Through our work on gender equality, we’ve made it a priority to hire and train women as leaders, while our ethical marketing guidelines hold us accountable to represent a diverse travel experience.

Our initiatives

Truck driver in Kenya
Gender equality

We champion women on our trips and across our business. We’re actively working to advance our gender equality within Intrepid (and reporting on it annually) and working with women-owned businesses in our supply chain. 

Our Women’s Expeditions allow for immersive local experiences that would ordinarily be off limits on our regular trips. This provides local women with employment opportunities through locally-led experiences. 

Explore our gender equality initiatives
Traveller and leader at Petra in Jordan
Diversity in travel

Our Ethical Marketing Guidelines cement our commitment to being more inclusive in our marketing.

We amplify the voices of travellers from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities across our marketing channels. We’ve increased BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and plus-size imagery and voices in our storytelling and content, both in front of the lens and behind it. We measure our progress and report on all of it. 

Read our Ethical Marketing Guidelines
Hikers at the Annapurna basecamp in Nepal
Fair treatment for trekking teams

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a trekking trip, you’ll be accompanied by one of our trek leaders and, most likely, a group of porters to help carry equipment and supplies. Climbing a mountain is no walk in the park and the job of our trekking teams, particularly our porters, can be tough. 

That’s why we work with local mountaineering organisations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our porters.

Our policy for trekking porters and guides

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