And we’re off! The season’s started and I’m so excited and grateful to say that this is our biggest season yet. With over 30,000 of you choosing to travel with Macs Adventure, I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift for Macs. Yes, that’s right, we turn 20 this year, and wow it’s been an epic journey so far.
To celebrate this milestone, we’ve launched a new In Style range. 20 trips have been designed and built around top-rated accommodation, the finest gastronomy and the best parts of a route. From wonderful wine trails and Michelin star dinners in Chianti to medieval cities and historic chateaux in Provence, these trips are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion of your own.
Gordes, Classic Provence In Style
So far this year…
2023 has already brought some exciting things for the business.
We’ve launched two new destinations – Cyprus and Corfu, Greece, which are already proving very popular. Stay tuned for more new trip announcements throughout the year.
As well as our product range, our team is also continuing to grow. So far, we’ve welcomed 16 new passionate people across our UK, USA and German offices.
In February we announced Coinneach MacLeod, the Hebridean Baker as our Global Ambassador. This is a first for Macs, and as Coinneach has a passion for slow travel and the outdoors, he couldn’t be a better fit. He’s joining us in advocating self-guided travel as the best way to travel as well as embarking on two of our trips through Orkney and Scandinavia, voted for by his social media followers. Make sure to follow him for baking and travel inspiration – a dream combination.
In March, the UK team got together at the Glasgow HQ for our first ‘Mini Macs Fest’ where we invited loyal customers to join us. They told us all about their favourite Macs trips, where they’re going next and about their ultimate #macsmoment. Their thoughts on how we could continue to improve and grow the company were so insightful. Then we finished with a refreshing walk along part of the West Highland Way.
Something we’re very excited about and immensely proud of is that we‘re collaborating with the South West Coastal Path and West Highland Way associations to support restoration of their pathways, protecting the natural landscapes for future trail-goers to experience. So for every customer who travels on these paths in 2023, we’ll be donating £5 towards their maintenance.
As part of our mission to becoming B Corp certified, we’re joining forces with Water-to-Go. A company that’s designed an innovative water bottle we all love, that removes up to 99.9999% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-saltwater source. We want to encourage our staff and customers to ditch single use plastic, by offering 30% off their Water-to-Go bottle with code MA30.
Mini MacsFest 2023, West Highland Way
We love seeing you out and about. Keep us (and each other) up to date with your travels on our Macs Adventure Facebook Community. And remember to share your best #macsmoment to be in with the chance of winning best image (or video) in our monthly contest.
Yours in adventure,
Neil Lapping, Founder & CEO