Press Release: Contiki, FOAM Magazine, and Diane’s Beachwear Partner to Offer a Greek Vacation Package Giveaway

Sweepstakes Runs Through April 2010

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 22, 2010 – Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds has partnered with Diane’s Beachwear and leading fashion publication, FOAM Magazine, to offer a chance to win a fourteen-day trip to Greece.  The vacation package includes visits to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Ios, and a shopping spree at Diane’s to find that perfect bikini for sunbathing and island-hopping in style.

Sweepstake candidates can submit their entries at,, or  The contest runs through April 2010 and the winner will be announced on Foam’s website May 5, 2010.  The winner will receive one Contiki Greek Island Hopping trip which includes hotel accommodations, meals, a dedicated crew to show the sights and a $200 gift certificate to Diane’s Beachwear. 

“Partnering with FOAM Magazine is a great way to open up this opportunity to a broader range of young women looking for the ultimate getaway.  Contiki trips are perfect for those who possess a sense of adventure, independence and wanderlust,” says Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing for Contiki. “We are thrilled to have Diane’s Beachwear on board; they are a ‘natural fit’ for a Greece beach trip giveaway.”

Contiki makes traveling the Greek islands easy by putting together a trip that combines the most desirable locations.  Starting in Athens, travelers experience the bustling city, historical sights and active nightlife before heading off for an island-hopping extravaganza. With three nights each on Mykonos, Santorini and Ios, there is plenty of time to shop, dine, party and relax.

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.

About Diane’s Beachwear: Diane’s Beachwear began in spring of 1962.  The first store opened was Mickie’s Swim Shop located next to the Manhattan Beach Pier in Southern California.  It was a tiny 150 square foot store opened by Diane’s mother, Mickie Bandle.  Diane’s custom made bikinis were the talk of the town.  Diane Biggs took over the company and grew the number of locations to 18 throughout Southern California and an E-Commerce Website (  Diane’s tremendous success within the beachwear industry is due to the Company’s true passion for swimwear and dedication to its customer base.

About FOAM Magazine: FOAM magazine (Fashion Ocean Art Music) highlights the new wave of surf culture’s influence on fashion. The FOAM female has a sophisticated sense of style and is constantly at the forefront of fashion. FOAM, which is distributed nationally and internationally to newsstands and subscribers, is published by Madavor Media, which publishes other titles that are all #1 in their respective fields in various sports, music, and enthusiast markets.

Contiki’s Chapman Challenge

Guest Post By: Nicole Valles

Contiki and Saturday Night Magazine have teamed up to offer Chapman University students an opportunity to show off their best European accent for a chance at a London & Paris vacation!

The Saturday Night team rep’d for Contiki on campus and collected over 60 videos! There’s still time to enter and most importantly, vote for your favorite. The winner will be chosen after March 5th, so get your webcam ready and show us what you’ve got. Your next video could be in front of Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower! For more info and to check out current entries, visit

San Diego’s 91X College Tour 2010!

The 91X College Tour 2010 is here!  Look for 91X on a campus near you and get hooked up with free tickets and prizes. Plus, one lucky SOB will win a 9-day trip to Ireland, complete with airfare, accomodations, and awesome tours, courtesy of Contiki vacations.  Check out trip details HERE.

To show you just how cool we are, here are some awesome shots from previous events! Don’t be jealous – there’s still time to catch us in the spots below and enter to win yourself!

Feb 4 – Mira Costa 12:15-1:15pm
Feb 10 – City College Noon-1pm





Contiki + KROQ + Dr. Pepper = Unbelievably Satisfying

We know where it’s at with KROQ & Diet Dr. Pepper! Last Friday, the KROQ Los Angeles street team hit up a 7-Eleven in Carson, CA where people sampled delicious Dr. Pepper & entered to win a Contiki London & Paris trip.

In SoCal? Check out the upcoming schedule:

  • Sunday, 1/31: 1pm-2pm @ 7-Eleven on Murchison & Dudley in Pomona
  • Thursday, 2/11: 10 5pm-6pm @ 7-Eleven on Wilshire & Barry in West LA
  • Saturday, 2/27: 12-1pm @ 7-Eleven on Van Nuys Blvd & Armita in Van Nuys