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Give The Gift Of Travel With Contiki This Christmas

November 20, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Forget about sex, carbs and coffee, park the Netflix and chill… millennials would much rather go on adventures and explore the world. And if given the opportunity to travel free for six months, according to a recent survey by Contiki, they would give up all-of-the-above just to jump on the next flight.

The youth travel experts have brought us some interesting findings – 83% are travelling one to five times a year, 48% travelling one to two times, 35% travelling three to five times per year. When it comes to what they’d be willing to abandon in the name of travel – 80% said Netflix, coffee (77%), alcohol (73%), carbs (60%), sex (57%); and 41% said their mobile phone – a huge call considering 49% admit to spending 8-10 hours per day on their device.

With a staggering 73% stating they look back at life and regret not taking an opportunity… Don’t let this be a recurring theme for your client’s loved one, with Christmas fast approaching –  suggest for them to give the gift of travel with a Contiki gift card and send them packing (with wanderlust!). The cards can also be redeemed on flights, pre/post accommodation and travel insurance. After all, the best gift in life are experiences #noregrets.

Covering every corner of the world, here is some inspo to help sell the dream:

  • European Whirl (18 days) – This Euro adventure ticks off iconic spots in Paris, Rome and Amsterdam as well as discovering hidden delights in Prague, Berlin and the Swiss Alps. Soak up the sparkling Eiffel tower or take to the hills of the Austrian Gasthof, this trip has something for everyone.
  • Pure Sri Lanka (10 days) – Surfing one day, safari the next. From national parks filled with wildlife to world-famous tea plantations, Contiki has packed in the best this country has to offer with Tuk Tuk street food tours to some of the most insta-worthy waterfalls in the world.  And when ready for some R&R, relax and visit the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Centre to see the work being done to protect the sea turtles.
  • Cape, Safari and Falls (11 days) – Travelling from Cape Town to Kruger National Park, travellers have the opportunity to see the Big 5, before carrying on to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the thunderous Victoria Falls. The trip wraps up in Chobe, Botswana over a sunset wildlife cruise surrounded by pods of hippos.
  • Israel & Jordan Uncovered (11 days) – From the energy of Jerusalem to the stillness of the Dead Sea and astounding Nabatean ruins, this trip will excite the senses and transport your loved one back to ancient times. This trip also includes a visit to the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative – an organisation dedicated to raising the financial independence of women in the region.
  • LA to the Bay (11 days) – From the Golden Gate of San Francisco to the Hollywood sign, party in Vegas, marvel at Joshua Tree and take in all the wonders of San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon.
  • Canada and the Rockies, (11 days) – Sign up for countless adventures along the way, starting in Whistler then weave on to the likes of the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper and Banff before landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver.
  • Munch Asia (12 days) – Eat your way through Asia for the ultimate foodie experience starting in Bangkok through to Singapore. From food markets to cooking classes to lunches in homestays, this trip will deliver authentic food adventures and offer plenty of local insights.
  • Viva Costa Rica (9 days) – This trip takes travellers through San José, Arenal, Playa Tamarindo, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio, uncovering the country’s diversity with volcanoes, rainforest, sandy beaches, seas, coral reefs and countless species all on the agenda. With Free Time Add-Ons including white water rafting, canyoneering, surfing, a catamaran trip and horse riding, there will be countless no regrets experiences to make this a trip to remember.

Real experiences, unique accommodation, local food, the best team and awesome people all deliver Contiki’s no regrets experience, check Contiki.com

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