Contiki picks Chicago’s Lollapalooza for third annual Rock Around the World trip for agents

TORONTO — Youth travel brand Contiki has picked the iconic Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park, Chicago from Aug. 1-3, 2014 for its third annual Rock Around the World trip.

From July 27 to Aug. 5, five Canadian agents will join others from around the world for a whirlwind week on the American East Coast – kicking off in the concrete jungle of New York City, then travelling to Boston, home of the historic Red Sox, before arriving in the windy city of Chicago for three days of deep-dish musicality.

Serving up some of the world’s top musical talent, this year’s musical lineup includes Eminem, Lorde, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Foster the People.

“We’re thrilled to have five lucky Canadian agents join Contiki for a ‘Backstage Pass,’ all-expenses-paid weekend at Lollapalooza and be treated like rock star royalty,” says Contiki Canada President, Brad Ford. “The success and longevity of the Contiki brand – and our relationships with past and future travellers – are really enhanced by the hard work of our loyal agents. The Rock Around the World is an extra incentive to book your clients on a Contiki holiday, and because we love a friendly competition, we’re looking forward to seeing who this year’s winners will be.”

Lollapalooza takes place on 115 acres between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, right in the heart of the windy city.

Every new booking made from Oct. 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014 of seven days or more with a $200 deposit on file enters agents for a chance to win one of three seats on this trip.

Plus, with the Contiki #NOREGRETS Adventure Challenge continuing until April 13, there’s two extra ways to win. The agent with the most sales during the eight-week Adventure Challenge will be awarded a seat on the Rock Around the World plus a $500 cash prize. As an added incentive, Contiki has introduced a Wild Card prize where one lucky agent will be chosen at the end of a campaign to win a seat to Rock Around the World.

Agents can view the most recent RATW video on Contiki’s exclusive agent site by logging in, clicking on ‘just for agents’ and then to ‘FAMs’ at contiki.com/agents/pages/662.

For more information on international festivals and events Contiki travels to, visit contiki.com.