“We introduced Japan Unrivalled as a result of strong demand from 18-35’s to experience exotic and unique cities in Japan, including Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Osaka, and the response so far has been unbelievable. We’re now looking to the year ahead and planning to increase departures and double capacity for 2016, especially around the Cherry Blossom season which has been particularly popular,” said Katrina Barry, Managing Director, Contiki Australia.
According to recent research exploring millennial travel trends in Australia, conducted by Lonergan Research and commissioned by Contiki, young Aussies are most inspired to travel to the cities of Tokyo (56%) when planning a trip to Asia, with Japan’s Osaka coming in third at 34%.
To celebrate Contiki’s launch into Japan, the youth leaders sent MasterChef Hayden Quinn and fellow foodie Khalil Khouri of foodporn.com, alongside Australian fitness and fashion bloggers Sjana Earp and Kate Boissett on the first departure of the new itinerary on 14 March, 2015. Over eight days they experienced a true melting pot of culture, history, tradition, food and of course, karaoke in Japan, including the opportunity to dine at Tokyo’s infamous Robot Restaurant.
Contiki has now released four videos that follow the adventures of the Contiki group as they uncover some of the unique tastes, styles and rituals in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Osaka, bringing to life the experiences that are making Japan such a popular destination in Asia for young Aussies:
- Iconic Japan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lugGk2ntbpQ
- Tastes of Japan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6KJ3VSYmQ
- Japanese Style 101 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDg_rg3pzy8
- Rituals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Wf3s2eJaM
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