By: George Pitiranggon, Director of Marketing & Web Strategies
#NOREGRETS has been Contiki’s main hashtag for the past few years and I recently had the opportunity to learn what they mean. It’s easy to overlook the simple, innocuous call-out while laying in bed browsing the ‘gram and finding pictures of beautiful people in beautiful places. It’s a different meaning entirely when you’re in one of those beautiful places being your beautiful self and put outside your comfort zone. Traveling with #noregrets with Contiki is to realize you can still surprise even yourself, as you discover the larger world around you.
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Contiki has been sending young travelers, ages 18-35, around the world for over 50 years. They’re a group vacation company and they work with people from all over the world. It’s safe to say these people know what they’re doing.
It’s also worth mentioning right now that even though it’s a group travel experience with very well thought out itineraries to maximize your time, you also have tons of free time to do with as you please. Don’t feel like going somewhere one day? No problem, you are free to sleep-in. Want to break from the group for the afternoon? Go right ahead and we’ll see you for dinner. Group travel can get a bad rep, but I think it’s undeserved.
Obviously before any trip you take, you want to do your own research into what you want to see, do, and eat. But with Contiki, you don’t have to do much more than that. Don’t stress over hotels, transportation, language barriers, getting lost, or any other aspect of your vacation. Just focus on what you want to do.
Basically, you want to travel with Contiki because:
Planning & Logistics: After you’ve figured out where you want to go and what you want to see and do, all you have to do is find the right itinerary with Contiki and let them take care of the rest. More times than not, your Contiki trip will take you to 99% of the sites you want to visit. If there’s something else you want to see, no problem, just let the Trip Manager know and they’ll help you out! You won’t have to do any of the planning on your own at all.
Accommodations: Don’t stress out about what hotels to stay in or how much it’ll cost or how to get from one hotel to another. Contiki has you covered with optional transfers and luxury transportation from one place to another in a big motorcoach that is wifi equipped in most countries.
Insider Access: Sure, traveling alone can be fun, if you like planning every little thing and doing it all on your own, but you’ll never get the inside access to a place like when you travel with Contiki. Contiki Trip Managers all have the inside scoop on your destinations so they’ll always surprise you with a thing or two while on tour. Think: Surprise photo stop? Best hangout for locals? Best place to eat? The not-tourist traps? Yeah, all of that.
Make Real Friends:
In a world filled with 100 different social media platforms and 1 million followers, the world can still feel lonely. This is where traveling in a group can be a really refreshing experience. You’re with a group of people around your age, who can relate to you, and you’re all experiencing a new destination together. My group was so great and we are still chatting to this day. The memories you make together are really priceless and is better than any Instagram photo you can post.
Real Experiences: All of the icons, a few unexpected surprises, and the things you can only do with Contiki, your entire travel experiences is built around you.
Unique Accommodation: In addition to owning their own hotels in Europe, they’ve partnered with some of the coolest, comfiest 3 & 4 star hotels. They’ve done the research, now you get to enjoy it.
The Best Team: Filled with equal amounts of local knowledge and insight plus their enthusiasm, you’re in the very capable hands of these awesome Trip Managers and everyone else working behind the scenes.
Local Food: From cooking classes to family run restaurants to eating in family homes, they’ve taste tested everything so you can stay away from tourist traps and have unique dining experiences.
Director of Marketing & Web Strategies
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