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Intrepid Travel is pledging $1 million to local communities around the world in 2024 through its not-for-profit arm, The Intrepid Foundation.

As part of the pledge, Intrepid is matching public contributions from January 1 up to $1 million.

By ensuring contributions go twice as far, Intrepid aims to empower travellers to give back to the 45 grassroots NGOs chosen by its local teams in the destinations they visit.

Last year the foundation raised more than $2.7 million for a diverse range of community projects and appeals across the globe – the most successful fundraising year to date since the foundation was established in 2002.

“By introducing this new matching initiative, we aim to assure our travellers that any amount they’re able to give will go a long way,” said Zina Bencheikh, Intrepid’s Managing Director of EMEA.

Beyond the $1 million company donation, The Intrepid Foundation is aiming to raise a further $2 million through travellers’ contributions in 2024.

“We consistently hear from travellers who want to do more for the local communities they visit,” said Biheng Zhang, General Manager of The Intrepid Foundation.

“While giving back, our host communities must lead the way. By introducing customers to these local initiatives during their Intrepid trips, we hope to bridge an important gap and do more for the communities that have become like family through our travels.”