We’ve reached a tipping point where more than 150 local businesses in the Urban Adventures network are working to grow together ...
Supplier: Intrepid Group
Intrepid Groups’ Urban Adventures has achieved another milestone this month with the addition of day tours in Dili and Dhaka that take Intrepid’s fast-growing business to a total of 150 cities around the world.
The new tours in Timor-Leste and Bangladesh are particularly significant for the company as they highlight the opportunity for Urban Adventures to provide economic development opportunities through the company’s innovative partnership model, which is regarded as an early iteration of what’s now known as the sharing economy.
Launched in 2009, Urban Adventures aims to eschew traditional tourism by funnelling travellers’ dollars back into local communities by helping a local operator set up his or her own business in each destination in the day-tour company’s network. Urban Adventures and parent company the Intrepid Group, supply the tools and support needed to grow and develop a local tourism business. All tours are locally led, and travellers are guided to independent shops, bars, and cafes throughout the tour.
“After seven years we’ve reached 150 cities, which really is a milestone for us, as during that time we’ve learnt to grow a network of small businesses and still maintain our quality and values. We’re constantly on the look-out for new partners that share our vision and we’re able to now bring them onboard quickly. And that’s what makes this milestone really exciting! We’ve reached a tipping point where more than 150 local businesses in the Urban Adventures network are working to grow together, in a way that truly benefits their local communities,” says Tony Carne, General Manager of Urban Adventures.
This year more than 130,000 travellers will travel with Urban Adventure on more than 600 tours in major tourism hubs and emerging destinations. From night tours of Dili and Dhaka, new food tours of Guangzhou and Vanuatu, and new cycling tours of Bagan and Caracas, Urban Adventures has an eclectic mix of new trips – for the full line-up of new cities and tours, visit http://www.urbanadventures.com/new-tours.
Find Urban Adventure new Dili Day Tours here