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

Nichole S. Gehr

So now, here we are, 60 several years afterwards. From a single battered minivan to hundreds of visits in 6 continents. Considering the fact that John’s inaugural experience, we’ve brought together tens of millions (!) of young travellers collectively and revealed them the environment. 

And however John is no for a longer time included with Contiki, he’s obviously very pleased of how much the model has appear, and how the vibe has remained the exact same.

In a latest job interview he claimed, “It’s all about people. The genuine spotlight for me is  when I see a Contiki mentor move me by, anyplace in the globe, comprehensive of young persons possessing pleasurable. I normally seem up and wave.

It’s that feeling of accomplishment that I’ve been dependable for supplying so many younger people today the most outstanding working experience. In quite a few means it is the spotlight of my everyday living.

Individuals occur up and say ‘I’d like you to satisfy my spouse or my wife.’ They met on tour. They get psychological. I get psychological. They ended up whole strangers. Their daughter’s travelled Contiki. It is virtually like a mystery club. It’s worldwide.  Men and women say ‘I’m going on a Contiki’. Brands arrive on the industry each working day but only a couple last the check of time.”

More true phrases have by no means been said, John. We’re happy to proceed your legacy as we look to the up coming 60 decades of social journey. (We do not believe we’ll be betting journey cash in Monte Carlo, while. We like to imagine we have acquired this social journey things on lock by now).

Wanna be a part of us for our 60th birthday get together? 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 summer time? 

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