Thursday, 30 September 2021 00:56

Stanley Tollman, iconic leader

Global tourism industry visionary, entrepreneur and philanthropist Stanley S. Tollman, founder and chairman of The Travel Corporation (TTC), the highly successful, family- owned, international travel group encompassing more than 40 award-winning brands
including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays, AAT Kings, Adventure World Travel, Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and pioneer of the sustainable travel movement through the not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, has died in the South of France following a battle with cancer. He was 91.

Published in People
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 04:21

Gone: Taking travel for granted

The Covid-19 crisis and associated lockdowns will mean that people will take travel less for granted than perhaps they have in the past, says Adam Armstrong, chief executive officer of Contiki Holidays.

Speaking in an international webinar late last year, Armstrong says the brand’s recent campaign – Make Travel Count – has been asking people what they are going to do when they travel in 2021.

‘There is a consistent desire to travel, but an increased emphasis on leaving places better than we find them and reducing our carbon footprint. There’s more interest in smaller, second cities and more remote destinations.’

Published in Hot Topics

The shortening of booking timelines, driven by uncertainty, is likely to be an added challenge for the trade in the foreseeable future, says Adam Armstrong, chief executive officer of Contiki.

Armstrong says the youth market is definitely keen to travel and research indicating a relatively quick rebound in the sector is born out by interest and bookings around the world – including New Zealand  – as the company looks to reboot operations next month.

Published in Hot Topics
Monday, 16 December 2019 23:03

Contiki goes ‘off-grid’ in NZ

Three new, ‘off-grid’ trips focused on local and authentic New Zealand experiences have been released by Contiki for 2020-21.

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 23 September 2019 22:39

Contiki: new & 'Special Stays'

Contiki’s 2020 Europe trips feature new design-led hostel and hotel accommodation.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 23:00

Contiki adds to Latin America

Contiki has launched five new trips to Patagonia and Colombia and 13 improved trips across Latin America in its latest product release for the region.

Published in Americas
Friday, 09 November 2018 01:09

Eat my tourism lunch

There are definite tourism opportunities in partnering with hugely successful social enterprise venture, Eat My Lunch, says co-founder Lisa King.

Published in Hot Topics
Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:14

Contiki kiwis

As part of a partnership with Ngai Tahu Tourism, all Contiki NZ trips that pass through Rotorua visit Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter as a No Regrets Inclusion.

Published in New Zealand
Thursday, 17 May 2018 23:21

Asia Now – that’s a wrap for 2018

Asia Now wrapped up with presentations and a Thai dinner at Grasshopper Restaurant central Auckland on Wednesday night. It was the last of six presentations (see TRAVELinc Memo Friday 11 June for a report from the Wellington version). Presenting companies included Singapore Airlines, Wendy Wu Tours, Macao Government Tourism Office, Philippine Airlines, Contiki, Garuda, Francis Travel Marketing / Fathom Asia, and Adventure World.

Published in Paparazzo
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Contiki puts Thailand on show

Contiki and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have created a 360° virtual reality and cinematic Thailand experience aimed at millennial travellers.

The activation is based on Contiki’s new Northern Thai Highlights trip, giving them the opportunity to see a more cultural, authentic side of Thailand. The four destinations on

The four destinations on show are Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi.

Published in Asia