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9:00 AM 10th January 2020

Short-burst Adventures For Time-poor Professionals

Exodus Travels has launched Exodus Edits – a new compact collection of meticulously curated adventure-grabbing small-group itineraries aimed at busy professionals in their 30s and 40s.

The lead-in tour is a five night ‘Summit and Spices in Morocco’, requiring three days off work, and is priced from £599, excluding flights.

Designed to bypass those endless hours researching the perfect getaway, Exodus Edits is for those who crave the adventures, but who now lack the time to put together their own experiential trips.

The programme focuses on short-burst experience-rich small group tours that offer more of the world in less time. There’s even a handy ‘days off work’ reference highlighted for each holiday, so travellers can pursue careers and travel, without using up all their annual leave.

Exodus Travels has launched the new brand in response to a rise in requests from a younger demographic for small-group adventures with a similar age mix.

It also follows results from a recent survey of over 1,000 UK travellers carried out by Exodus Travels, which found that 60% of respondents think it is important to travel with people who are a similar age to them. A further 70% claimed they would prefer to maximise their annual leave each year by taking a few shorter trips away.

Each Edit includes one-of-a-kind experiences, enriching moments and big bucket-list achievements. From European-based itineraries to more far flung options, there’s a range of trips to escape the ordinary.

For solo travellers, each Exodus Edits trip features a ‘solo room’ booking option or ‘share and save’. Both options are offered to match every traveller’s specific accommodation preferences.

There will be 22 Exodus Edits trips to choose from, with highlights including:

Five-day Aurora & Adventure in Iceland – days off work: three
This five-day Icelandic box-ticker includes hiking over glaciers kitted out with all the gear, walking through carved ice tunnels and whizzing across volcanic landscapes on an all-terrain vehicle. Not just confined to daytime adventures, there’s even a soothing hot creek soak for a skyward marvel at the Northern Lights.

Prices start from £1,779 per person with monthly departures from February to April, October and November.

Four-day Fizz and Spritz in the Prosecco Hills – days off work: two
A real dolce vita of a trip through the Prosecco Hills in Italy’s Veneto region. After discovering under-the-radar Treviso, visitors will explore the Prosecco Hills on foot and by bike, tasting lots of prosecco along the way. Travellers will also learn to blend another favourite Italian tipple – the Spritz cocktail. The long weekend finishes with a visit to Venice, uncovering hidden wine bars.

Prices start from £799 per person, departing May through to September.

Nine-day Desert to the Dead Sea – days off work: five
Sleeping under the stars in the Wadi Rum UFO Camp is just one of the highlights of this Jordanian epic. Travellers will take an early morning camel rides across the desert, travel to the Red Sea coast, have lunch with locals, hike the Wadi Mujib Trail to reach a dramatic waterfall before ending the trip with a soak in the Dead Sea.

Prices from £1,449 per person with several departures spanning June to September.

Eight-day Secrets and Civilisations – days off work: five
This memorable tour of Mexico really delves into the heart of the destination. Highlights include Sian Ka’an — a biosphere reserve of tropical marshes, mangroves and Mayan jungle – the intriguing Mayan sites of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum; a Mexican cuisine masterclass and a fascinating underground exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula’s hidden caves and rivers.

Prices start from £1,889 per person, with departures in April, August, October and November.

For more information on Exodus Edits, visit: www.exodus.co.uk/exodus-edits