Press Release: Contiki Vacations Launches New 2011 Australia & New Zealand Brochure

Contiki Celebrates by Offering Travelers Big Savings and a New Trip

ANAHEIM, Calif., August 2, 2010 Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011–2012 Australia and New Zealand brochure.

The brochure is available in print and online at Contiki.com/brochures, and presents more than 20 options to go “down under” with Contiki. Featured trips include the bestselling Australia package Beaches & Reefs, which celebrates Australia’s east coast with 18 days on some of the best beaches in the world, and New Zealand’s Grand Explorer, which covers both islands for the ultimate Kiwi experience.

Australia trips offer Contiki passengers the option to party in Sydney, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, four-wheel drive through ancient sandbars and rainforests, cuddle koalas and sip champagne at sunset in Uluru. Contiki travelers can also pump up the adrenaline in New Zealand with opportunities to bungee jump, skydive, blackwater raft in glowworm caves, swim with dolphins and sandboard.

New to the 2011 brochure is Contiki’s four day Melbourne Explorer package. Known as Australia’s “cultural capital,” Melbourne is a major gateway city with awesome nightlife, cool galleries, tasty food, great wine and beautiful beaches. The Melbourne Explorer works well as an add-on to any of Contiki’s Australian itineraries.

To celebrate the launch of the new brochure, Contiki is offering $150 off land-tours 11 days or longer plus $150 off airfare. The promotion begins on August 3, and is available until August 16, 2010. “We’re excited to provide these promotions to our clients,” said Michelle Murray, director of marketing and key accounts at Contiki Vacations. “With our specials and the low airfare rates that are available right now, it’s a perfect time to head down under.” For more details on the Australia & New Zealand deal and other promotions, visit Contiki.com/Deals.

About Contiki
Contiki has helped students and young professionals travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for over 45 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time.  Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada & the USA. For more information, visit Contiki.com.

USA for USA!

Save 10% off trips 8 days or longer with promo code USA10.*

Celebrate the things that make this country great: cowboys, Hollywood, Elvis Presley impersonators and bacon…not necessarily in that order, of course. Let Contiki show you the thrilling sights right in your own backyard and you’ll end up prouder than an airboat driver in a Mississippi swamp.

We’ll take you to the well-known iconic highlights and the lesser known, yet obscurely fascinating places of interest as well. We’re not only talking about the USA either, our Canadian neighbors to the North can show you what white-water rafting is really about while our neighbors to the South will welcome you to the boozy, beach playground of Cancun.

Whatever your flavor, Contiki can send you in the right direction. Did we mention the captivating array of international tour mates you’ll encounter?

*Applies to US residents only. Valid for Mexico, USA & Canada trips 8 days or longer. Must mention promo code USA10 to redeem. Applies to new bookings only. Must book and pay non-refundable $200 deposit by 31DEC11. Valid for travel through 31DEC12. Not combinable with other dollar off or percentage off promotions. May be combined with brochured deals. Normal booking restrictions apply.