Intrepid Marks 25 Years


Intrepid Travel is marking 25 years of “creating a new style of travel” that features the use of public transportation and small hotels, and company co-founder Geoff Manchester promised further innovations are in store from the company.

“We’re not sitting on our laurels,” he told a Toronto gathering Monday.

Intrepid Group managing director James Thornton told the audience that the company has grown from one launched by two people who had “absolutely no idea what they were doing” 25 years ago to the founding of Intrepid Group, parent of Intrepid Travel, Geckos, Exodus and Peregrine Adventures, which collectively carry 300,000 passengers a year.

Pictured at the event are (l-r) Intrepid’s Michael Sadowski, Leigh Barnes, Thornton and Christian Wolters, and Lynda Sinclair of Vision Travel.