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Intrepid Travel Celebrates U.S. National Park Service Centennial with New Trips

USA_california_Sequoia_NP_hikeIntrepid Travel is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service this year with a new collection of trips that will take travellers deep into the spectacular American wilderness.

These four new active, one-off trips range from cycling through southern Utah, kayaking in Yellowstone, sailing off the coast of Florida and hiking beneath California’s ancient sequoia trees.

“These trips are expeditionary in nature and are designed to get under the skin of America’s great National Parks,” says James Thornton, Managing Director. “Rather than skimming the surface, we’re encouraging travellers to celebrate all the parks have to offer – whether that’s on foot, bike, kayak or boat – and have some serious adventure.”   

dfdsafdsfWhile the trips were designed specifically for this iconic anniversary, the new product launch also supports findings from a recent research report undertaken by Intrepid Travel. Last year Intrepid worked with OnePoll to survey 2,000 American travelers on how well they know their national Landmarks. The results showed that 15% of U.S. travelers have never visited a major U.S. landmark, with 57% not knowing the Grand Canyon was in Arizona and 70% not being able to correctly identify the location of Yellowstone National Park.

“The U.S. is full of iconic landmarks that sadly, most travelers never take the time to visit” said Leigh Barnes, Regional Director for Intrepid Travel in North America. “We are privileged to have some of the most iconic travel destinations in the world right here in the United States and we hope to encourage more people to visit them in 2016.”

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