New York, NY – AvidTrips, a next generation online adventure travel marketplace, today announced the launch of its beta site, www.AvidTrips.com. Featuring a rapidly growing inventory of horseback riding, bicycling, mountain climbing, hiking/trekking and safari tours, the new website is an encompassing resource for both searching and booking authentic, transformational travel experiences around the globe.
AvidTrips offers the rare opportunity of connecting travelers directly with local tour operators, providing a trustworthy platform to ask technical questions on everything from gear and equipment to local conditions. Users will also find side-by-side comparison of rates, difficulty levels and routes among different operators, and can easily book on AvidTrips.com – at no service charge.
“We’re excited to bring transparency and efficiency to one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry,” said Sanem Eruçar, Founder and CEO. “While adventure tourism is booming, travelers’ interest in remote destinations is increasing. From adventure buffs eager to improve their skills to novices looking to tackle a new type of vacation, AvidTrips connects travelers with the less-traveled corners of the world.”
With AvidTrips’ social community tools, the journey begins long before the departure date and continues long after returning home. Like-minded travelers can share insights in preparation of a trip and can stay connected while gearing up for the next venture.
AvidTrips’ diverse roster of adventure tours extends from Asia to Oceania to South America. Enthralling choices include Manaslu Charity Trek, where hikers help raise money for the Sambhav Nepal Foundation at each step towards the eighth highest peak on the planet. A cycling trip in New Zealand will introduce bikers to lush coastlines and a diverse marine life. Water sports enthusiasts craving a rich taste of Chilean culture can opt to combine river kayaking with local culinary highlights.