//Intrepid embarks on first tour in four months

Intrepid embarks on first tour in four months

Tour operator sends group of six to Greece

Intrepid Travel has officially held its first tour since the impact of Covid-19 has ravaged the travel industry.

The group of six UK travellers departed from Athens on the new five-day Greece Retreat: Syros Island tour.

The trip is part of the newly launched Intrepid Retreats. The category sees guests immerse themselves in one location and includes visits to secluded beaches. All travellers complete a health questionnaire at the start of the trip and are required to wear a mask in certain settings.

“We all have a role to play in a more equitable future for the travel industry. For us, overtourism is one issue we are closely watching. The fact our first trip is to Syros, and not somewhere like Santorini, shows our commitment to combatting mass tourism,” says James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Travel.

Intrepid ran its second tour on August 7, the 4-day Cycle the Peak District, another new product developed in response to the global pandemic.

“For over 30 years we have built a business on providing sustainable and innovative experiences. These new departures were developed in direct response to Covid to help travellers continue to explore safely and with peace of mind,” Thornton adds.

“The global pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our industry, but we can’t help but find some hope and inspiration in seeing our first group depart on an international adventure,” says James Thornton.

For more information visit: intrepidtravel.com/theme/retreats

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.