Contiki Appoints New Global CEO

James Marchant has been appointed Global CEO for Contiki.

A highly regarded travel executive, Marchant joins Contiki from Second Estates, where he was a marketing, loyalty and strategy consultant for the luxury holiday rental investment company, and from the board of Black Tomato, the luxury travel agent that he helped to conceive and develop in 2005.

Relocating from London to be based at Contiki’s head office in Geneva, Marchant will have responsibility for the youth travel company’s global network of teams across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

“I’m hugely excited to have joined Contiki,” said Marchant. “As a proud member of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, Contiki has consistently been at the forefront of delivering incredible travel experiences to 18- to 35-year olds, made possible by a very passionate and skilled team who are focused on delighting our travellers.”