Press Release: Contiki Auction Winner Saves Hundreds on European Travel Package

Upcoming Travel Auction Opportunities include Russia, Ireland, and the Mediterranean

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 18, 2010 Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, recently launched an auction program that offers international and exotic trips for an incredibly affordable price.  Contiki introduced its first online auction in November 2009 and received an enthusiastic response from hundreds of potential travelers. 

To follow up on the success of their first auction, Contiki then offered the ever-popular 11-day European Magic trip with an opening price of 99 cents. After three days of non-stop bidding, the winner saved nearly $600 on the tour package.  “As young travelers, we want the experience, the freedom, the culture and the bragging rights that come with European travel” says Greg Fischbein, Contiki’s President. “The auction is another way for Contiki to provide access to that once-in-a-lifetime trip.”

Contiki’s European Magic takes prime European destinations and packs them into one awesome adventure.  Celebrating the cultural differences, Contiki’s tour managers deliver a “locals only” run of seven different countries.  Travelers wine and dine in Paris and Venice; explore the streets of London; shop in Switzerland; sample the beer gardens throughout Germany and enjoy the cafés in Amsterdam.  In covering such diverse countries, travelers know that each day is guaranteed to bring the best of each location and something completely different from the day before. 

Contiki will continue to release select travel packages for upcoming auctions in 2010. Stay tuned to auction.contiki.com for upcoming opportunities to save big. Up next: Russia (3/2/10 – 3/5/10); Ireland (3/16/10 – 3/19/10); and Mediterranean Highlights (3/30/10 – 4/2/10).