Show Off Your Home State for Independence Day 2014!

0351AMER2014Calling all Americans!

Team USA may not have advanced in the World Cup this past week, but there’s still plenty of red, white, and blue spirit to go around.  As Fourth of July approaches tomorrow, Contiki wants to share the love as we reveal new dates and rates for Contiki trips all throughout many of the nifty fifty American states.  That’s not all – we’re going to be celebrating all month long – not just tomorrow.

We want to know where our Contiki fans come from all over the country and we want to see what makes your home state the place to be this summer.  Tagging @Contiki_US on Twitter and using hashtag #ContikiHometown (feel free to use it on Instagram too!) we want to know the hot spots of your stomping grounds.  From the sandy beaches in Southern California, the unique craft brewery in Portland, or even your favorite sandwich shop in North Carolina – we want to see photos of what makes your home state so great!

Contiki Beats by DreEven cooler?  You’ll get the chance to win a set of Contiki’s Beats by Dre headphones* – all for sharing one pic!

Let’s make sure our July is chock full of amazing pride for this amazing place we call home.

Need an example!  Check out the post from our Marketing & Content Coordinator Christy, who hails from Lake Arrowhead, CA!

Wishing you an amazing Fourth of July! 

* Please note, this promotion is only valid for U.S. residents.

Help Contiki Sponsor a Sea Turtle in Costa Rica Today!

Storytelling has the powerful ability to inspire change. So, we have released an inspiring new campaign video for our recent Earth Month adventure to Costa Rica. Featuring a group of 12 young storytellers from around the world, this short film highlights the newest Contiki Cares partnership with The Sea Turtle Conservancy, weaving a tale of conservation, adventure, and the privilege that young travelers have to give back to the places they travel to.

Contiki had pledged to sponsor a turtle as each 250,000 view benchmark is reached. The sponsorship funds will be in addition to the turtle Contiki is already sponsoring in the Tour de Turtles, an annual event in which researchers track the migration of sea turtles in order to better understand their nesting habits.   These sea turtles aren’t mutants and certainly aren’t ninjas that can fend for themselves – so you can do your part to help protect these endangered animals!

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Help us help them. Be 1 of 250,000 people making a difference.

We need your views — 250,000 of them to be exact. Every single view of this video will go towards making a difference to the life of a sea turtle. We pledge that if we hit 250,000 views, we’ll sponsor another turtle.

A good storyteller can help save the planet. During Earth Month 2014, Contiki sent 12 storytellers to Costa Rica to visit Contiki Cares partner, The Sea Turtle Conservancy & share the important work researchers are doing their to protect our planet’s biodiversity.

This is their story.

http://www.contiki.com/storytellers

Contiki’s “What’s Your Travel Spirit Animal?” Winner Shows Off His Swag

Johnathan Fain_UnicornLet’s all face it – we took the “What’s Your Travel Spirit Animal” Quiz and we all secretly wanted to be a Unicorn – in fact, many of us were!  The power of the unicorn was so great that it was easy enough for us to select a winner.

We followed up with Contiki Travel Spirit Animal winner Johnathan Fain, who won a fantastic unicorn shirt touting, “Contiki Says I’m a Winner (and a Unicorn).  Here is a photo of him wearing it proudly – we couldn’t be happier to see him share his Travel Spirit Animal with the world (raise your hand if you want that shirt!)

Whether you were a seahorse, unicorn, wolf, owl, or eagle, be proud of your Contiki Travel Spirit Animal and travel to the destinations that suit you best.

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Didn’t win the rad t-shirt?  You could win a fantastic vacation with Contiki instead.  Visit www.contiki.com/emptythebucket to find out more!

Contiki & The Buried Life Collaborate to Find A #5thMember

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“What do you want to do before you die?”

That is the motto of The Buried Life, a foursome hailing from Victoria, Canada, that have spent the majority of their time embodying the Contiki spirit of #NOREGRETS and crossing items off a bucket list while helping others fulfill their dreams as well.  They have done everything from “Write a New York Times Bestseller” to “Play Basketball with President Obama” and now they have their sights set on finding a #5thMember of their crew to join them on Contiki’s Italian Espresso tour.

What’s the #5thMember Contest All About? 

Millennials can share their stories through social media channels, giving them a chance to win an amazing trip to Italy with Jonnie Penn, Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood and Duncan Penn – The Buried Life.  These young celebrities will personally select one (1) lucky winner who will join them on Contiki’s Italian Espresso itinerary where they will enjoy Backstage Pass Exclusives such as a guided tour through a Tuscan winery and exploring the iconic cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice.

How Can I Enter?

You can submit three (3) online entries each on The Buried Life’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Share your stories and photos on why YOU want to be the 5th member and join The Buried Life – enter on The Buried Life’s Facebook page: http://bit.ly/1ldV6ue. Candidates will also need to include the hashtag: #5thMember. The Buried Life will review the most compelling submissions, personally select the one (1) winner and both brands will make the announcement on May 8th.

Click here to enter now!