After resigning its U.S. Tour Operators Association membership in July, Intrepid Travel on Monday rejoined USTOA, a move that was a formality following the end of a four-year partnership between Intrepid and former parent company TUI Group.

TUI and the founders of Intrepid announced their split in July, at which time Darrell Wade and Geoff Manchester reassumed full ownership of the adventure travel company they co-founded in 1989.

Intrepid Travel’s parent company, Intrepid Group, includes the brands Adventure Tours Australia, Geckos Adventures, Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures, The Family Adventure Company, Urban Adventures plus the company’s group of destination management companies.

With Intrepid back in the USTOA fold, the association’s active members total 53 companies, representing nearly 160 brands.

As a USTOA member anew, Intrepid is now covered once again by USTOA’s $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Intrepid Group has its global headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, and its U.S. office is located in Petaluma, Calif.

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