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Intrepid Travel Reports Sharp Increase in Canada, Alaska Sales

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Toronto, Canada (February 26, 2009) — Sales of Intrepid Travel’s trips in West Canada have grown 30 per cent in a year and Alaska by 50 per cent, prompting the adventure holiday specialist to add additional vans to cope with demand for its North America product.

Intrepid is anticipating a 25 per cent overall increase in sales to North America this year and has increased the number of vans it uses to operate these trips by 20 per cent to meet demand.

“Alaska and Canada are great destinations for active and adventurous travellers who enjoy wilderness areas and wildlife,” said Intrepid Travel CEO and Co-founder, Darrell Wade. “People are making the most of cheap airfares and flying to the US.  When they get there they want to travel without breaking the budget and that’s where Intrepid Travel steps.”

For 2009, children booked on Intrepid Travel’s 14-day ‘Cowboys and Indians’ trip will receive a 20% discount.  This adventure of epic proportions combines bustling city streets with vast, open American landscapes for a family trip that will entertain and educate parents and kids alike.

Intrepid offers over 60 itineraries in North America through its California-based operations company, Intrepid Suntrek.  The trips range from a seven day trip of California to nine weeks expeditions that zig zag across the country, taking in iconic experiences such as Route 66 as well as getting off the beaten track to enjoy North America’s immense wilderness.
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For more information or images, please contact Eliza Anderson, Corporate PR Manager on +61 3 9473 2692 or email [email protected]

About Intrepid Travel Pty. Ltd.
With 20 years of experience, Intrepid Travel is one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. Intrepid takes around 80,000 travellers to over 90 countries worldwide, each and every year.  Intrepid trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes.  Intrepid employs close to a thousand employees in nearly 20 countries worldwide.

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