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Leading Youth Travel Agency Launches Online “Asia River Run” Contest


ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28, 2009 – Traveling to Asia has become just seamless and hassle-free. Contiki Holidays, the worldwide leader in vacation packages geared for 18 to 35 year olds, is excited to announce the launch of a series of trips in Asia and its online contest, “Asia River Run.”


Currently, eager travelers between the ages of 18-35 can visit and enter to win a 10-day Vietnam Contiki tour for two.  The winner and a guest will spend 10 days traveling through Vietnam and experience the dramatic scenery, culture and nightlife via Ho Chi Minh City (Siagon), Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay.


The object of the “Asian River Run” is to earn points by keeping your boat afloat while picking up travel buddies, as you cruise down a wild river in Asia.  At the end of the game you can check the leaderboard, see how you compare to other top players, and complete an online entry form. You increase your chances of winning by referring friends to the competition.  Each friend who plays the game earns you an additional entry into the grand prize drawing.


For those wishing to travel to other parts of the world's largest continent, Contiki offers seven different trips through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.  Asia tours offer authentic activities including:


• An overnight cruise on a Junk boat in Halong Bay, Vietnam


• Snorkeling and relaxing on the pristine beaches of Nha Trang, Vietnam


• Learning how to cook local Thai cuisine in Chang Mai, Thailand


• Visiting the vine-covered Ta Prohm temple, as seen in Tomb Raider in Siem Reap, Cambodia


• Long tail boat tours around Bangkok, Thailand


• Engaging in the ritual of offering alms to the monks in Luang Prabang, Thailand


• Taking a bike tour around the Hoi An countryside or the Forbidden City in Hue, Vietnam


Each day on a Contiki Asia vacation includes plenty of free time to do your own thing, explore the indigenous culture and sights, or kick back and relax.  Travelers can choose optional activities and create a customized vacation.  From 4-wheels to 2-wheels to 0-wheels (we’re talking paddles and outboard motors), there are up to ten different types of transportation involved in a Contiki Asia trip.  In addition to the contest, Contiki is offering $100 off Asia trips seven days or longer.  That’s almost a whole day for free!


“While Contiki has distinguished itself as the premier operator for touring Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and North America, we have kicked it up another notch with our expansion into Asia,” says Greg “Fish” Fischbein, President of Contiki Holidays.  “We regularly review our traveler feedback and seeing Asia ‘Contiki-style’ topped their list for new destinations.  The initial Asia sales have been even greater than we expected and the response from our travelers confirms that this exotic region will continue to grow for years to come.”


For more information call 1-800-Contiki (266-8454), visit your local travel agent or check out  Brochures are available at


About Contiki

Contiki boasts over 45 years of expertly designed vacation experiences for students and young professionals ages 18-35.  Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada & the USA. Go Contiki. Get Experienced.


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