18 to 35s trip range debut

Intrepid expands 18 to 29s trip range to 35, doubling down on young adult travel


With a focus on widening the opportunities for young travellers, Intrepid is debuting an expanded 18 to 35s trip range geared toward the next generation of curious travellers.

Intrepid Travel, a world leader in responsible travel, is debuting a newly expanded 18 to 35s trip range for young travellers. Effective immediately, Intrepid trips previously labelled 18 to 29s will become available to travellers into their mid-30s.  

This expansion is part of Intrepid’s broader move to cater for next-generation travel, growing its trip range in 2024 to provide more enriching and local-led travel opportunities for gen-zs and millennials – from a night sail through the Amazon jungle with a local guide in Peru, to a homestay surrounded by terraced rice fields in Vietnam

In 2024, Intrepid introduced 15 new trips exclusive to this age range, including a 9-Day Essential South KoreaSix Days in Iceland, and One Week in Morocco. Like all Intrepid trips, these small-group tours are expertly curated by local leaders for a truly authentic experience. In contrast, these trips have been designed with younger interests in mind, including more free time for travellers to explore on their own, and active experiences. This range also offers great value for money, ensuring travellers can make their dollars go further. 

Intrepid identified an opportunity to better cater for an expanded age range after experiencing a rise in enquiries from travellers in their early 30s wanting to join Intrepid’s young adult trips. The company conducted extensive consumer research which showed that most travellers aged 18 to 35 prefer to travel with those of a similar age.  

When it comes to finding the right kind of trip, the top three priorities were: unique cultural travel experiences, small-group size and best value for money. This was closely followed by a desire for more destinations and local leaders. Intrepid’s 18 to 35s range offers these younger travellers just that – a more conscious style of adventure, with an average group size of 10, led by local tour leaders in some of the most desirable travel destinations in the world.  

Intrepid General Manager of Global Product Erica Kritikides shares her insights on the current state of youth travel. “When the average person thinks about travel for young adults, they picture massive groups, fast-paced itineraries, party-packed nights and touristy experiences,” says Kritikides. “This generation is more curious, climate-conscious and culturally connected than any other. Our experiences must match that,” she adds. 

To see Intrepid’s full 18 to 35s trip range, visit https://www.intrepidtravel.com/18-35s

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