So now, right here we’re, 60 years later. From one battered minivan to 300+ journeys in 6 continents. Since John’s inaugural journey, we’ve introduced collectively hundreds of thousands (!) of younger travellers collectively and proven them the world.
And although John is not concerned with Contiki, he’s clearly pleased with how far the model has come, and the way the vibe has remained the identical.
In a current interview he mentioned, “It’s all about individuals. The true spotlight for me is every time I see a Contiki coach cross me by, wherever on the planet, stuffed with younger individuals having enjoyable. I at all times search for and wave.
It’s that feeling of accomplishment that I’ve been accountable for giving so many younger individuals essentially the most unbelievable expertise. In some ways it’s the spotlight of my life.
Folks come up and say ‘I’d such as you to satisfy my husband or my spouse.’ They met on tour. They get emotional. I get emotional. They had been complete strangers. Their daughter’s travelled Contiki. It’s virtually like a secret membership that’s worldwide. Folks say ‘I’m happening a Contiki’. Manufacturers come available on the market day by day however just a few final the take a look at of time.”
More true phrases have by no means been mentioned, John. We’re proud to proceed your legacy as we glance to the following 60 years of social journey. (We don’t assume we’ll be betting journey cash in Monte Carlo, although. We wish to assume we’ve acquired this social journey stuff on lock by now).
Wanna be a part of us for our sixtieth party? Assume: you, dozens of different travellers, a sixteenth Century Chateau, pool events, nightclubs and all of the Beaujolais wine you’ll be able to drink. See you there in summer?