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Intrepid Travel take centre stage at International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum
Zina Bencheikh will join the speaker line-up at the up-coming event

Intrepid Travel take centre stage at International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum

Women in Travel CIC has announced that Darrell Wade and Zina Bencheikh of Intrepid Travel will speak together at IWTTF 2024 in London in June.

Australia-based Intrepid Travel co-founder Wade will join Morocco-based EMEA managing director Bencheikh on stage in London as part of a Big Conversation on Inclusive Leadership, moderated by IWTTF founder, Alessandra Alonso.

Intrepid Travel is the Founding Sponsor of IWTTF (International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum), which has become the travel industry’s leading event exploring and celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector.

Alonso said: “Zina and the team at Intrepid have been with us since the beginning and have been an integral part of our mission and growth, so we are excited to welcome Darrell and Zina to the stage together for the first time.

“They have so much value to add to this important conversation about inclusive leadership and I have no doubt it will be one of the major highlights of the day.”


Zina added: “I am delighted Darrell can join us at IWTTF this year.

“He is an incredible leader for our business and very supportive of me personally in my role, and speaks with integrity, authority and candour about his journey as an inclusive leader.”

Darrell said: “I have enjoyed watching IWTTF grow from afar and am so pleased to join in person this year.

“DEI is central to our whole ethos at Intrepid, from our teams – with some incredible women from a range of backgrounds in leadership roles across the business – to our product that includes women-only tours and local projects that foster deep connections with the communities we visit.”

IWTTF 2024 will take place at the offices of Google on June 27th, and will be preceded by the IWTTF Awards, which celebrate the travel industry’s leading advocates and changemakers in DEI, at Expedia’s office on June 26th.

Renowned diversity champion Jo Rzymowska will be MC for the day, and leading-edge topics will include accessibility, allyship, ageism and more.