Intrepid Travel – the world’s largest adventure travel company and an industry pioneer in gender equality – has developed a new line of women-only expeditions in Morocco, Iran and Jordan, encouraging female empowerment and showcasing the traditions and routines of local women in each destination. The limited-edition tours will be available to book beginning March 8, 2018, recognized globally as International Women’s Day.
The itineraries, each guided by female tour leaders, will break the barriers of traditional tourism in these locales, offering a deeper understanding of female culture in each Middle Eastern nation. The trips will expose female travelers to a range of fascinating local women – young, old, religious, conservative, rural, modern and liberal – while respecting traditional cultural values.
The Women’s Expeditions include:
Intrepid Travel’s commitment to women’s equality and female empowerment extends beyond the new line of Women’s Expeditions; the company is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the business, with the ultimate goal of doubling its number of female tour leaders globally by 2020.
The company has already made great progress, for the first time ever achieving a 50/50 gender split in the intake of new leaders hired in India, made possible by proactively advertising for female applicants, creating targeted social campaigns, and educating women’s families on the importance and positive attributes of female employment. As a result of these efforts, Intrepid Travel now employs a passionate group of 11 female tour leaders in the country who are eager to pave the way towards gender equality in Indian tourism.
For more information about the Women’s Expeditions, or to book, visit: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/womens-expeditions.
While the Women’s Expeditions are currently only open to female travelers due to certain cultural restrictions and societal norms, those who are interested in traveling to these destinations on a similar itinerary are encouraged to explore Intrepid Travel’s full range of tours in Morocco, Jordan and Iran at www.intrepidtravel.com.