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Citing unprecedented demand for family trips over the last several months, Intrepid Travel today announced the launch of retreat-style, small-group tours that are based in a single location.
The four Family Retreats itineraries include three-, four- and five-day trips for groups of up to 12 in Morocco’s Mt. Toubkal National Park, Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and England’s Cornish countryside.
The trips enable groups to immerse themselves in one location in handpicked accommodations with nearby experiences. Intrepid said its new tour style “celebrates ‘slow travel’ and allows adventurers to engage with the surrounding communities away from the crowds and in a more controlled setting.”
Each itinerary has also been designed to benefit local communities affected by the pandemic, the company said.
Intrepid said the family itineraries were developed after it found that a quarter of the top 25 itineraries booked by its customers over the past three months have been family-themed tours, compared to just 12% during the same period last year.
Currently, the top family trips booked are all based in Africa and Asia, such as the South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers and a family tour of Vietnam. North American families also appear interested in adventures in the Middle East, particularly Jordan and Egypt.
Intrepid said it also plans to launch several family-focused tours within the U.S. and Canada later this year for those who aren’t yet ready to travel abroad.