Intrepid Travel has been named to the Time100 Most Influential Companies list for 2023.
The adventure tour operator was recognized as a leader in responsible tourism and for its work toward advancing sustainable travel.
Time noted the company’s achievement as the “first global tour operator to establish verified, science-based carbon-reduction targets” and its record-breaking booking days after launching a flight-free program, along with more than 100 Indigenous-led tours.
Founded in 1989, Intrepid is the only tour operator on the list. Disney made the list and so did two aviation companies: Eviation Aircraft and ZeroAvia.
“This honor is a testament to the power of travel. Not only does exploring the world provide thought-provoking, incredible, fun experiences — it also has the power to transform our world and create more resilient communities,” said James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Travel.
Thornton added that the Time100 recognition “proves that our style of locally led small-group adventures is no longer a ‘niche’. Our way of traveling is actually helping to shape the future of travel. As an industry, we can support more responsible travel habits and make a substantial difference by using our collective power, influence and voice to help make the world a better place.”
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