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“I rode an elephant”: Intrepid’s CEO challenges agents to confess to travel mistakes

by James Thornton

Intrepid’s James Thornton has penned a stirring confession in light of World Elephant Day, asking travel agents to step up to the plate when it comes to responsible travel.

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“Unconscious bias needs to be addressed”: Intrepid CEO James Thornton on gender equality in the industry

We chat to Intrepid’s boss about the gender equality challenges still facing the travel industry, and how the tour operator is playing its part in overcoming them.

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“Travel agents play an enormous role in our success”: Intrepid’s James Thornton

by Ali Coulton

Travel Weekly sat down with the adventure travel company’s CEO for a chat over coffee and cake, which coincidentally play a huge role in our success.

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“Travellers want to disconnect”: James Thornton on the evolving travel client

And that’s a wrap on 2018, folks! We leave you with some words of wisdom for the new year from Intrepid’s CEO so we can begin our final knock-off drinks for the year. See you in 2019!

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Intrepid celebrates 3 years of independence with B Corp certification

by Ali Coulton

If you don’t know what a B Corp is, you’re not alone. We caught up with Intrepid CEO James Thornton to find out whether it has anything to do with actual bees.

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“There’s not enough women in leadership positions”: Intrepid’s James Thornton

by Lauren Croft

To get you hyped for our Women in Travel awards, we chatted with Thornton to find out what the industry can do to equal the playing field.

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Meet the newest speaker at Women in Travel 2018!

by Lauren Croft

We’ve got a killer new speaker addition to Women in Travel 2018. Which, BTW, is in just ONE WEEK. We’re going to have to wear our new heels every damn day to wear them in.

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Travel trends: The changing nature of adventure travel

by Ali Coulton

The most adventurous thing we’ve done lately is catching the train during peak hour. Which we do every morning. It’s very surprising we’ve come out unscathed thus far.

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Intrepid CEO: “Why we don’t believe in travel boycotts”

by Intrepid CEO James Thornton

We sat down with Intrepid CEO James Thornton for a gripping interview to get this piece. Just kidding, we pinched it from Intrepid.

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Exclusive with Intrepid’s CEO: How sustainability led to $350M in revenue for 2017

by Daisy Doctor

We sat down with Intrepid CEO James Thornton to find out what their secret recipe for success is. Sadly, it was not excessive margaritas like we’d hoped.

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Peregrine triples Europe cruises after overtourism fears

Peregrine is tripling the number of its small ship adventures in Europe, as we triple the scoops of ice-cream we’re having for lunch.

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What ‘overtourism’ means for the travel industry

by Hannah Edensor

Can’t seem to take a photo on holidays without 12 strangers squished in the background? You might want to have a read of this.

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