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Contiki Launches 2015 Asia Brochure With New Trip to Japan

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seven incredible countries, three unique ways to travel. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun on the sandy beaches of Koh Samui or explore the big city vibes of Beijing, Contiki's (www.contiki.com) new 2015 Asia brochure puts the spotlight on choice, choice, and more choice. In addition to three new travel styles that cater to different types of travelers, the 2015 brochure introduces a stunning new trip to Japan - Contiki's newest destination - with the epic itinerary, Japan Unrivalled, rounding out the youth travel brand's Asia offering to eight life-changing trips.

A 13-day exploration of some of the country's most culturally-rich cities, Japan Unrivalled is just that -a must-do trip, unrivalled in the youth travel sphere. Kicking off in Tokyo and heading to Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Wakayama, and Osaka, Japan Unrivalled explores the unique cultures of each city, with many included experiences that will give travelers a true taste of Japan - a sushi making class, a visit to the hot springs, a meditation lesson, a karaoke night, and an overnight stay at a traditional Ryokan guest house - just to name a few.

"Asia has become one of the most sought-after destinations for 18-35s and our itineraries through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China has been growing steadily since we launched in Asia in 2009," said Melissa da Silva, President of Contiki Vacations. "As we head into Japan in 2015, we're excited to offer the most comprehensive itinerary on the market for young travelers - with local experiences, amazing sightseeing, and special overnights, it has something for everyone."

The entire Asia brochure offers a little something for everyone. Contiki knows that no two travelers are the same and the new 2015 Asia brochure has been designed with a variety of travelers in mind. 18-35s can now easily determine the trips that are right for them by checking out which of the three categories their travel style fits into, including:

Discovery Plus
For the traveler who wants to see it all and do it all.
Hop on the 25-day Indochina Adventure or the 14-day Asian Adventure for the ultimate journeys throughout Southeast Asia, checking all the must-dos off your bucket list. Angkor Wat, the Emerald Buddha, and Cu Chi Tunnels? Check, check, and check.

In-Depth Explorer

For the traveler who wants to lose themselves in the culture of a new city.
From the 12-day Vietnam Experience to the 12-day China Adventure, In-Depth Explorer trips include experiences that will have you living like a local and getting under the skin of the destination you visit. If sharing an authentic Chinese meal with a local family in Beijing and sailing through Halong Bay overnight on a traditional junk boat sound like the only way to truly travel, consider yourself an In-Depth Explorer!

Easy Pace For the traveler who wants to sit back, relax, and soak up the sun.
Vacations are for chilling out and taking it easy, right? Unwind on some of the world's most breathtaking beaches on the 8-day Thai Island Hopper West and the 9-day Thai Island Hopper East, where you can spend your days getting waterfront massages and discovering the small local villages that line the islands.

For more information on Contiki's 2015 Asia departures and the new Japan Unrivalled trip, check out www.contiki.com/destinations/asia. Plus, don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on all things Contiki.


Life's an adventure - make sure you look back on it with absolutely #NOREGRETS.


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About Contiki Vacations

Contiki is the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35s since 1962. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, Contiki is all about introducing young people to those epic moments that create a lifetime of memories and make every second count. Our journeys unlock the local way of life in each and every destination we visit, with every day as the start of a new adventure. You only get one life and one shot to make it count - #NOREGRETS.

Contiki is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Contiki is proud to be an active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.treadright.org to learn more.

CONTACT: Vy Spear Public Relations Manager Contiki Vacations 714-935-0808 x. 5338 vy.spear@contiki.com

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