Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest B-Corp-certified travel company, has launched an emergency appeal and committed $100,000 AUD (£58,000) through their not-for-profit, the Intrepid Foundation, to support immediate relief, aid, and rescue efforts in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake.
Intrepid Travel has further committed to donating all profits from bookings made on trips in Turkey until April 30, 2023, to support the appeal.
The Intrepid Foundation has partnered with Australian Red Cross to ensure funds are effectively allocated to provide immediate and longer-term relief to communities affected by the earthquakes. This will enable Red Cross and Red Crescent partners to address the earthquake’s immediate and longer-term humanitarian impacts.
Intrepid will dollar-match donations to the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Appeal while covering the foundation’s administrative costs, ensuring 100 per cent of donations go directly to the Australian Red Cross.
“This earthquake has devastated communities across southeastern Türkiye and Syria. Most of us can only imagine the trauma of this scale of disaster but through supporting this appeal, we can help communities that need it the most by providing basic emergency first aid and items such as blankets and tents to help house families during the middle of winter,” said Biheng Zhang, General Manager of the Intrepid Foundation.
Intrepid Travel has a long and close association with Turkey. It became the company’s second destination to offer trips in 1990 and a Turkish mosque features in its logo. It has remained one of Intrepid’s most popular destinations.
To donate, visit Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Appeal