Intrepid seeks to become first major travel brand with B Corp status

Intrepid seeks to become first major travel brand with B Corp status

Intrepid Travel has announced plans to become the first global travel company to achieve B Corp status. It follows the announcement  in July that Intrepid Group would split from TUI after a four-year partnership, with co-founders Darrell Wade and Geoff Manchester taking back full ownership of the brand they founded in 1989. Now that the company is once more independent it hopes to achieve B Corp status by April 2016.

In Brief
  • B Corps businesses are required to meet “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.”
  • There are currently more than 1,300 companies from 41 countries certified as B Corps, of which just are travel businesses.
  •  Intrepid Group announced it would donate all profits from its Nepal trips for the 2015/16 trekking season back into rebuilding efforts as part of the Return Nepal campaign.
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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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