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Cost Plus World Market® Announces Partnership With Leading Tour Operator Intrepid Travel

OAKLAND, Calif.; April 17, 2013—Cost Plus World Market® ( is thrilled to announce an exclusive year-long partnership with leading small group adventure tour operator Intrepid Travel ( As part of the partnership, Intrepid Travel will provide unique travel packages for World Market® sweepstakes and promotions. In past sweepstakes, World Market has given away Intrepid trips including an eight-day trip for two to the Greek Islands, a culinary-themed trip to Italy and a five-day luxury excursion through Kruger National Park in South Africa

World Market and Intrepid Travel share a passion for global adventure and discovery. For more than 50 years, World Market has imported home furnishings from around the world. Frequent globe trekkers are sure to find pieces at World Market that will remind them of their travels – from Nepalese artisan gifts and hand crafted African jewelry to fragrant spices and herbs from Egyptian bazaars and ceramics from Thailand.

Ready for your next adventure? Intrepid offers trips in 100 countries that are designed to give travelers an interactive, grassroots travel experience. Private and group travel caters to a diverse range of interests and budgets, with themes including short break adventures, Real Food Adventures, bicycling/walking tours, and more.

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 265 stores in 31 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. Stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s 50+ years in the import business.

About Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading small group adventure tour operators. It offers authentic and fun experiences that give travellers the chance to get under the skin of the places they visit, with more than 1,000 itineraries to more than 100 countries worldwide. Intrepid Travel trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market