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VITAMIN SEA: Contiki Returns To Magnetic Island After Almost 20 Years

If adventure, lush turquoise waters, and white sands make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, you'll be stoked to find out Contiki has evolved its local offering with the first global trip (since April) to run this month, in North Queensland.

If adventure, lush turquoise waters, and white sands make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, you’ll be stoked to find out Contiki has evolved its local offering with the first global trip (since April) to run this month, in North Queensland.

Since 1962, Contiki has been bringing 18-35-year-old travellers together to discover the world – but now it’s time to explore Australia.

With so much uncertainty around state and international border closures, finally there is some good news for domestic tourism – The first Contiki trip to run globally since April, takes off November 14 and is set to offer an unforgettable trip in North Queensland.

Katrina Barry, Managing Director for Contiki welcomes the news of the first trip in Australia, “With the day-to-day monotony of lockdown and social distancing, it’s been a tough trot for millennials and Gen Z – they should be out there living their best life! They play such an essential role in tourism starting again, which is why we’re so excited to get our travellers back on the road, travelling together with old mates, making new friends and experiencing the magic moments that travel brings.”

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Contiki North Queensland

Social listening data has shown that the Contiki generation is craving real experiences that affect the senses, smells, sounds and sights – to tap into the power of experiences outside the overload of virtual and digital interactions; and the opportunity for social travel is the most important when choosing a domestic holiday.

The North Queensland Adventure is ‘a sun-soaked, island-hopping escapade’ that kicks off in the paradise of Airlie Beach before sailing along the Whitsundays on a converted racing yacht. Travellers head to Magnetic Island, meet some of the local koalas, before ending in Cairns to get even closer to that wonder of the natural world: The Great Barrier Reef.

Sounds pretty awesome, don’t you think?

“It’s been close to 20 years since we’ve had Magnetic Island on our itineraries! It’s encouraging to see Queenslanders, wanting to discover their own backyard. Our domestic trips have evolved and are designed with the conscious traveller in mind – the perfect opportunity to make travel matter with Contiki Cares to support local businesses and communities deeply affected by COVID-19.”

Katrina Barry, Managing Director for Contiki

In the ‘new world’, it’s important to travel with peace of mind knowing that Contiki has worked with government authorities to elevate its already high hygiene standards and protocols. By implementing enhanced training for Trip Managers, its operational procedures, and numerous new measures throughout to comply with physical distancing requirements – travellers can expect the very best possible care and service when travelling.

“We are absolutely committed to the wellbeing of our travellers, only working with trusted partners and are very selective when choosing hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that meet the expected guidelines, standards and specifications,” concludes Barry.

If you or your clients are keen, there are still seats available to book the North Queensland Adventure – so get involved!

Click here for more information.