We Need Your Photos for The “Best of Contiki 2011″ Showcase!

As we wind down 2011, we look back on a year has been full of amazing travel memories and moments.  So we’re asking YOU, our Contiki fans, to submit your BEST photo from your Contiki travels this past year.

We’ve seen everything – from jumping photos to beautiful landscape shots to Instagram photos (tagged with #contiki!).  We’ll take travel videos too!  Send the link to your YouTube, Vimeo, or self-hosted video and we’ll do a special New Years showcase of the Year in Review, Contiki-style.  SHARE THOSE MEMORIES!

Submit your photos  or video links to PR[at]Contiki[dot]com with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Name of the Contiki you took in 2011
  • A caption for your photo (what is happening & why you chose this as your BEST)

We look forward to seeing how you spent 2011 with Contiki!

10 Reasons to Travel With Contiki in 2012

Ready to make your resolutions a reality with Contiki?  2012 is gearing up to be one FANTASTIC year to travel and with all the exciting festivals, celebrations, and experiences happening in 2012, what better reason to travel this year and cross another wish off your list?  Forget all that talk about the world ending 2012 – this is the beginning of an unforgettable year and the world is yours for the taking.

Here are 10 travel-worthy experiences that your travels with Contiki could take you to  – which one will you conquer in 2012?

1.  The 2012 Summer Olympics in London!

The Summer Olympics happen every 4 years, and in 2012, hopeful Olympic gold medalists will congregate in London – home to the swankiest wedding of the century! (That’s Prince William & Kate Middleton’s union for those not in the know.)  Most Europe Contiki trips begin in London, which means you’ll be in the heart of the action before you embark on your Contiki adventure!

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10 Contiki Questions with travel guru Johnny Jet

Traveling to 20+ countries annually is no easy feat, but Johnny Jet makes it look easy – and he shares his tips along the way on his website, newsletter, and through social media.  Contiki asked Johnny to answer a few questions to give us some insight on the man behind the jet-setter and dole some advice to newly-minted world travelers.

Check it out!

The travel world knows you as Johnny Jet.  When did you decide to dedicate your life to travel?

Basically in the year 2000 when I quit my day job to work on JohnnyJet.com full time. Here’s the back story: http://www.johnnyjet.com/folder/aboutjj.htm

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Contiki Spreads Holiday Cheer with The Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim

Contiki Vacations are a proud supporter of The Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim and this holiday season, we adopted four families and fulfilled their holiday wish lists.

Contiki staff banded together and donated time to buy items, sort them piles, and wrap the gifts just in time for the holidays.

Scroll down to check out more photos from the wrapping party.  Many thanks to our Contiki staff who participated!