During my online search on the topic of gastronomy and its relation with tourism, I came across to a very interesting website called Intrepid Travel.
Intrepid Travel is basically a travel agency founded in 1988 by two friends from Melbourne who, from an inspiring trip to Africa, were able to send today over 100.00 travellers across the globe generating also workplaces for nearly 1.000 people with over 800 different destinations basically everywhere in the world. Intrepid aims to create a real travel experience for its customers, who are going to travel eat and sleep the local way. Never mind if you decide to travel alone or in-group, Intrepid seems to have the trip of your dream ready for you.
Recently the company decided to expand its area of interest including food within the different travel’s categories. These are journeys with a special food focus with tailored itineraries that will allow tourists to get to know the most exciting food cultures. This is what the guys from Intrepid call a “gastronomic odysseys” for each pocket and taste. The journeys are divided in Real Food Adventures for longer stays, Bite Sized Breaks for shorter gastronomic discovering to even Urban Appetiser which least from two to six hours. If you are in Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Europe or anywhere in the United States, Intrepid got your appetite covered.
This initiative is very much related with a new way to experience local culture and food is seen as an expression of regional identity and as a mean to attract tourist to a destination, using authenticity and tradition as the main ingredients for a memorable experience.
If you are a foodie or just a simple traveller this seems to be The experience to make, do you will ever consider it?
To better understand what Intrepid Travel is, see this youtube video!