You Asked for It.. We’re Going to South America!

As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Contiki is giving you second dose of independence – by giving you more freedom to discover the world on your terms.  We’re proud to announce that Contiki has gone truly global – We are going to South America.  So celebrate YOUR independence and know that at Contiki, you’re free to choose the trip that’s right for you.

That’s right – you asked for it, and it’s finally here!  2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s incredible rediscovery, and we’re thrilled to announce our brand new South America program, with six amazing tours spanning three of the hottest Latin destinations – Peru, Argentina, and Brazil.

Want to win a South America Contiki trip? During the month of May, five travelers will have the opportunity to win a Contiki trp for two, including airfare, through our Pin Me If You Can contest! The contest highlights the diversity of the destinations via the release of weekly video clips featuring the passionate stories of real South American locals including an Amazon jungle guide, a surfer, a bar owner, a photographer and an artist. Entrants must pinpoint their exact location using a Google Maps mashup on the Pin Me If You Can website, with additional clues released on Contiki’s Facebook page.

If you’re interested in joining Contiki on these South American adventures, you can book these trips immediately, with the first of our tours running in November 2011.  Visit www.Contiki.com to find out more information and start playing Pin Me If You Can.  Happy globe-trotting!

Press Release: CONTIKI VACATIONS LAUNCHES NEW 2011 EUROPE SUMMER BROCHURE

 Official Dates. Official Prices. Officially Awesome Trips.

ANAHEIM, Calif., November 2010 Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011 Europe Summer brochure.

The brochure is available in print and online at Contiki.com/brochures, and offers up 38 countries, 76 tours and cruises including a brand new trip, 72 World Heritage sites, and five different ways to travel.  Traveler favorites are back and better than ever, including the European Discovery, Italian Espresso, and Egypt and the Nile trips. New to the gang is the Turkey and Greek Island Odyssey, an 11-day adventure to some of the most scenic and historical spots on the planet including Istanbul, Pamukkale, and fantastic Greek islands Rhodes, Santorini, and Crete.

 The brochure and Contiki.com have been beefed up for the new season, including printed QR codes linking to YouTube videos and unique online tools that make the Contiki experience easier to visualize. Contiki.com now offers the Tour Genius, a cool feature that asks simple questions matches you to your ideal Contiki tours. For more information, visit Contiki.com/Genius. To ring in the brochure launch, Contiki is offering $175 off land-tours nine days or longer in Europe or Egypt. The promotion begins November 16 and is available through November 30, 2010. To find out more info and score the promotion details, visit Contiki.com/Deals.

The $175 off will come in handy for travelers who want to wine taste or shop in France, cruise the canals on an old-school gondola in Venice, sample local specialties in Germany (mostly beer), and climb up ancient pyramids in Egypt. “One of the many great advantages of going Contiki is that we take care of the heavy lifting for you – transportation, accommodations, and most meals” says Greg Fischbein, President of Contiki Vacations. “You get to do what you came to do – have the time of your life experiencing the world” Contiki clients can choose from several types of tours including multi-country, in-depth regional, and special departures for events and festivals including Oktoberfest.

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.

Press Release: CONTIKI VACATIONS ANNOUNCES 2011 PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY – SUMMER EUROPE PREVIEW SPECIAL

 Contiki Invites Travelers to Save Hundreds on 2011 Trips by Planning Ahead

ANAHEIM, Calif. – September 20, 2010 Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the 2011 Preview Sale. By putting down a deposit for a summer Europe trip before November 15th, travelers have the unique opportunity to lock in 2010 rates. Contiki is also offering $225 in savings for select tours eight days or longer.

“We will match the deposit and provide an excursion voucher to use towards optional activities while on vacation,” says Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing and Key Accounts at Contiki. “Travelers who plan their Europe Contiki trip early will receive exceptional value.” The offer is combinable with Contiki’s early payment deal for trips booked six to 12 months in advance.

Contiki’s most popular trips are eligible for the Preview sale, including Greek Island Hopping, European Discovery, and Egypt and the Nile. For details, restrictions, and most importantly to reserve your spot, visit www.contiki.com/preview or call 1-866-CONTIKI.

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.

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 Contiki.com/brochures.

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 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.