Intrepid Australians are skipping Christmas down under ·

Intrepid Australians are skipping Christmas down under

Australians are shunning the stay-at-home festive season in favour of an overseas holiday at Christmas time, Intrepid Travel has revealed.

To cater for the end of year exodus, Intrepid Travel has more than doubled its family trips with 40 Christmas holidays departing between 20 and 27 December 2018, up from 16 last year.

“Australian travellers are increasingly choosing to leave the festive fuss behind. So pick a place, pass us one buck and we will take care of all the details,” Intrepid Travel regional director APAC Brett Mitchell said.

Festive family itineraries are on offer to 12 destinations from Iceland to India and Costa Rica to Cambodia. Vietnam is the ‘it’ destination to date however, with Vietnam Family Holiday, Vietnam Family Holiday with Comfort and Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers the three most popular Intrepid family itineraries.

Families aren’t the only ones leaving home for the festive season with solo travel proving popular at this time of year. Lone travellers are making moves on Sri Lanka this Christmas with best-selling itineraries including Circle Sri Lanka and Cycle Sri Lanka.

Rounding out the top five solo trips over Christmas are the Best of Cuba tour, the Winter Trans-Siberian Adventure and a Northern India itinerary.

The Russian expedition is a wild card entry for this time of year, and indicates Australian travellers are keen to experience a white Christmas with a difference.

To make it easier for travellers to commit to an overseas break this Christmas, Intrepid is currently offering a $1 deposit deal on trips.

On sale from 15 August to 30 September 2018, travellers can secure their place on any Intrepid small group adventure or short break for just one dollar.

For more information or to book visit or call 1300 061 695. *Standard booking conditions as per the website There are some tour exclusions and all tours are subject to availability. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. The remainder of the deposit balance is to be paid in full by 16 November 2018 and full payment is required 56 days prior to departure.

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