TORONTO — With graduation season quickly approaching, Contiki is reminding agents about its ‘Gifter’ campaign, directed at those who purchase trips for their millennial loved ones as well as young graduates who are looking to explore the world before stepping into adulthood.
“Travel is something that every young Canadian should have the opportunity to experience,” said Sheralyn Berry, Vice President of Sales for Contiki Canada. “For parents wishing to send their loved ones abroad solo for the first time but are hesitant to, rest assured that by travelling with Contiki, they will be in good hands travelling with like-minded individuals and experiencing the world for themselves, hassle free.”
Totalling 30% of Contiki’s bookings, ‘gifters’ consist of parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles and guardians of young Canadians. The campaign reinforces the many reasons why Contiki is considered a leader in social travel for 18-35-year olds. As part of its ‘Freedom Guarantee’ policy that’s made up of two components – Zero Change Fees and the FlexDeposit – guests who’ve changed their plans for whatever reason can do so for free. Plus, those who’ve already put down a deposit for a particular trip and require a change can use that deposit as a credit towards a Contiki trip at a later date.
The Gifter campaign also encourages new graduates to reward themselves with a trip of a lifetime. According to the company, the tradition of being employed right after graduation is being replaced with the realization that travel can help one’s career goals. Contiki’s recent ‘The Power of Travel’ study found that nearly 60% of Canadians who’ve travelled abroad indicated that travel experiences have improved their education and employment prospects.
With over 300 trips available, Contiki highlights four of its top-selling itineraries: ‘Thai Island Hopper East’ that travels from Koh Samui to Koh Tao to Koh Pha Ngan; ‘Eastern Road’ that starts in Berlin before venturing through Eastern Europe; ‘Simply Italy’, which makes stops in Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice; and ‘Kiwaiana Panorama’, which travels from Auckland to Christchurch.
As an added bonus, travellers can save up to $670 on select Contiki adventures worldwide if booked and paid in full by April 10, 2018.
For more information go to contiki.com.