Contiki has launched its new USA & Canada program for the 2019-20 travel season. The operator’s new suite of adventures features five brand new trips in the US including Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California and the Deep South, along with 13 improved trips across North America.
The new trips join the ranks of 32 existing trips that Contiki offers in North America, covering popular hotspots New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal and Los Angeles, plus laissez les bons temps rouler New Orleans, hipster cities of San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Asheville, college towns like Boston and Richmond, the stunning mountain towns of Whistler and Anchorage, and Deep South cities of Fort Worth, Memphis and Nashville, as well as off-the-beaten track destinations like the “Wild West” towns of Jackson Hole, Cody and Kamloops, and more.
As well, the new program will see Contiki including glamping accommodation — defined as camping meets modern luxury, on select trips to the US as part of its “Special Stay” offering — a selection of exclusive you-can-only-get-with-Contiki accommodation that includes the likes of their Gasthof Schoneck in Austria, Jungle Rafts in Thailand and the famous Château de Cruix (aka. the Contiki Château) in the Beaujolais wine region of France.
Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada, observes: “North America is an incredibly diverse region with countless opportunities for adventure. We know young Canadians are increasingly interested in off-the-beaten-track destinations and choosing glamping as their preferred type of accommodation, so it’s exciting to not only be able to offer two brand new and lesser-explored destinations with our Alaska and Pacific Northwest trips, but also our new glamping experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains and Zion National Park. Clients travelling with Contiki should prepare for a road trip of a lifetime.”
Unique accommodation is a key selling feature for agents looking to talk to their clients about Contiki’s USA & Canada program. The new and improved trips for the region offer new Instagram-worthy glamping experiences in Zion National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains.
For two nights, clients sleep in safari-style tents, featuring real beds, luxury bathrooms and cafe-style dining options. Other trips in the region include overnights in a Bass Lake summer camp with swimming pool and rustic cabins, and a picturesque chalet in Banff complete with indoor pool and sauna.
As well, the new trips feature an impressive collection of North America’s spectacular National Parks, checking off the continent’s six most popular parks including Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies, and the new additions of Denali and St Elias National Parks in Alaska.
Two brand new dedicated National Park camping adventures give young Canadians the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in nature; showcasing the best of Yosemite National Park and the best of the Southwest National Parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley and Zion National Park.
Go to www.contiki.com/destinations/usa-canada for more or talk to your local sales and business development manager.
Photo Source: @chelseafordhamx at Bryce Canyon National Park, USA