Contiki is 60! But have you heard our epic origin story?


So now, right here we are, 60 decades later on. From 1 battered minivan to hundreds of visits in 6 continents. Since John’s inaugural adventure, we’ve introduced jointly millions (!) of youthful travellers together and shown them the environment. 

And nevertheless John is no extended involved with Contiki, he’s clearly happy of how significantly the brand name has arrive, and how the vibe has remained the exact same.

In a latest job interview he claimed, “It’s all about individuals. The actual emphasize for me is  any time I see a Contiki mentor move me by, any where in the entire world, comprehensive of young people today acquiring fun. I often look up and wave.

It is that emotion of accomplishment that I’ve been dependable for giving so many younger folks the most amazing expertise. In several ways it’s the highlight of my lifetime.

Folks arrive up and say ‘I’d like you to meet my husband or my wife.’ They achieved on tour. They get psychological. I get emotional. They were being complete strangers. Their daughter’s travelled Contiki. It is almost like a top secret club. It is worldwide.  People today say ‘I’m heading on a Contiki’. Models come on the sector every single day but only a number of last the examination of time.”

More true terms have never ever been said, John. We’re happy to go on your legacy as we glimpse to the up coming 60 several years of social journey. (We never feel we’ll be betting vacation cash in Monte Carlo, even though. We like to believe we’ve acquired this social journey stuff on lock by now).

Wanna sign up for us for our 60th birthday party? Believe: you, dozens of other travellers, a 16th Century Chateau, pool parties, nightclubs and all the Beaujolais wine you can drink. See you there in summertime? 


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