Youth leader Contiki (www.contiki.com) has today announced the launch of its new 2016-17 Asia brochure featuring eight trips throughout Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, Laos and Cambodia all setting an industry leading standard and giving travellers the time of their lives.
The launch comes on the back of recent research commissioned by Contiki and conducted by Lonergan Research which cited Asia as the most commonly visited region by Australians aged 18-35 with almost half (48%) having visited in the past three to four years.
The new programme follows five successful years of Contiki delivering the best experiences in Asia, over which time it has developed a deep understanding of the region and its travellers’ expectations. Using these insights, it has crafted a selection of premium level trips which include exclusive to Contiki inclusions such as fishing with local Mekong families, truly authentic experiences delivered via the use of Local Guides, transport and accommodation, of course Contiki’s renowned unbeatable value with stays in three and four star accommodation, internal flights and many meals all included in the price.
Katrina Barry, Managing Director, Contiki said “We can see why research has revealed Asia as young Australia’s favourite place to travel. Mysterious, culturally diverse and increasingly accessible for Australians, its pull is undeniable.
“Here at Contiki, we offer not only an incredible product that is authentic, great value and inclusive of a number of exclusive experiences, but we are the proprietary operator of each itinerary. This means agents and Australians alike can trust that they are being looked after by industry experts with over 52 years’ experience rather than a third party provider. We can therefore guarantee a high delivery of service, which has been proven time and time again through our traveller feedback.
“In terms of trends, Asia continues to appeal to travellers who want a more immersive, authentic and adventurous travel experience but without having to ‘rough it’, all of which we have kept this firmly in mind when designing the programming and accommodation. Our Local Guides alongside our expert Contiki Travel Managers have sought out the most incredible experiences that get to the heart of each destination. For example, our customers stay at the Koyasan Monastery in Japan where they engage in traditional Buddhist monastery life or visit the non-profit Big Brother Mouse School for children in Laos where our customers can play with and teach English to the students.”
Contiki offers young travellers three very different ways to travel in Asia, with something to suit a variety of travel personalities including:
· DISCOVERY PLUS: 2 trips, 14-25 days
o See it all, do it all. Get the most out of your time in Asia with more choice, more amazing destinations, more iconic sights and more time.
· IN-DEPTH EXPLORER: 4 trips, 10-13 days
o For the culturally curious. Enjoy a more in-depth experience in your favourite Asian regions with more local eats & local guides, less travel time and more time in each region.
· EASY PACE: 2 trips, 9 days
o For the take-it-easy traveller who wants to explore Asia at a more leisurely pace. More ME Time, later starts each morning 2 & 3 nights in each region.
For a limited time, Contiki is offering savings savvy young travellers up to 10% off its Asia itineraries. To take advantage of this great Early Payment Discount, travellers must book and pay in full on or before 23rd December, 2015.
For more information on Contiki’s new trips throughout Asia and all departure dates, check out contiki.com.
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