Press Release: Contiki Vacations Launches New 2011-2012 North America Brochure

Contiki Invites Travelers to Check Out Their Own Backyard

ANAHEIM, Calif., Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-2012 North America brochure. With two new tours and exciting trips throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the brochure presents travelers with more than 20 options to rock North America. The brochure is available in print and online at

New trips include the Eastern Escapade, a 13-day jaunt through the major east coast highlights of the U.S. and Canada. Stops in New York, Washington D.C., Toronto, Montreal, and Boston offer a great blend of action, adventure, and culture.

Also new to the 2011 brochure is the 12-day Rock & Soul itinerary, which includes cool cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans. “We’re thrilled to announce the new Rock & Soul itinerary,” says Kelly Camps-Pitre, VP of Operations at Contiki Vacations. “It takes travelers through the heart of America to experience the rhythms of the river – the music, food, and people that make this region unique and popular.”

Contiki also presents tons of options for those staying local this winter, including New Year’s Eve packages in New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. By including hotels and New Year’s activities such as a dinner cruise with an open bar on the San Francisco bay, Contiki offers fantastic value for the ultimate party evening.

Select west coast trips include a customized visit to Lake Tahoe during the winter season. The beauty of the lake combined with some of the best slopes in the US and the nonstop nightlife of Nevada provide three action-packed days within the Wild Western, LA to the Bay, or California Highlights itineraries.

To celebrate the North America brochure launch, Contiki is offering $175 off land-tours ten days or longer. The promotion begins on September 14 and is available through September 27, 2010. For more details on the deal and other promotions, visit

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

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.

Employee Post – Mexican Fiesta Tour

By Jennifer Cousins, Contiki Call Center Representative

In early January 2010, I was given the opportunity to take my first Contiki tour, the Mexican Fiesta.  It was so exciting to finally experience the product I’ve sold for the last two years.  Everything about the tour exceeded my expectations. 

The tour began in Mexico City, then off to Morelia, Ixtapa, Acapulco, Taxco and back to Mexico City. My greatest memories are horseback riding on the beach in Ixtapa, climbing the Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan and the amazing Mexican food! The Mexican Fiesta is the perfect combination for those that really want to party or for those that want to experience the culture of Mexico.

Employee Post – North By North East Tour

By Brooke Scheer, Contiki Call Center Representative

As a peak season incentive I won the North by North East, North American tour. This 13 day tour started off in New York City, then continued into Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, and ended in Chicago. This tour was without a doubt one of the best experiences I have had traveling in the States! Working for Contiki I am enriched with knowledge about our product and have certain expectations of what our tours are like, and with this particular tour I was overly impressed by the overall experience of the trip. From the hotel accommodations, meals, and optional excursions offered, I felt completely proud of our product from an employee standpoint, but most importantly beyond satisfied as a passenger. I would have to say my favorite parts of the trip included the old town of Quebec City, Niagara Falls and Chicago. I also enjoyed watching the Aussie’s experience America’s free pour system for the first time, those next mornings were priceless! Hehe.