Contiki launches Independent Insider trips

After 55 years in the game, the youth travel expert, responds to millennial travel insights through launching an innovative concept for the next generation of solo travellers.

Solo travellers have spoken and Contiki have responded, launching their new Contiki Europe Summer 2018/19 product with 26-new and improved trips and the much-anticipated new travel style and model of guided group holidays, Independent Insider.

Set to steal market share from independent travel – Independent Insider gives 18-35 year olds the power to choose where and how they spend their time, enabling them to travel fuss free and with flexibility.

Independent Insider creates “stackable 3-day building blocks” across Europe, with eight main routes in the network, offering travellers 35 different trips and combinations.

The European Summer Independent Insider itineraries cover some of Europe’s most popular and sought-after locations including Nice, Copenhagen, Budapest, Mykonos, the Amalfi Coast and Porto. Trips range from 3-13 days, with three nights in each city. Travellers can choose to travel to one, two, three or all four destinations, starting and finishing in whatever city they want.  Three nights in each city gives millennials the maximum time to delve into every destination without missing out on any bucket list musts.

Recent Gen Y and Z research and Contiki’s customer insights demonstrate that flexibility is a growing demand amongst travellers. 70% of youth travellers want all of the essentials to be taken care of, but would love more free time and freedom to explore a city their own way.

Independent Insider has been designed for ultimate freedom and flexibility with the new millennial traveller in mind and offers a unique local included experience in each destination such as a progressive food tour through Berlin and street art tour of Barcelona.

The new travel style also offers the option to add two Independent Insider trips together as well as U by Uniworld river cruising products onto selected itineraries, giving travellers even more choice and freedom.

In addition to the unveiling of a new travel style, the Europe Summer of 2018/19 will see the continuation of Contiki’s Limited Edition Series, Boutique Local and Munch trips in exciting new destinations. With continued unrivalled value and improved experiences, plus an irresistible 10% off early payments and a further 5% off new mix & match deals, Contiki continues to prove their place as leaders in the millennial travel market.

Early Payment Discount of 10% off is valid until 14 December 2017.

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Kate Webster is a travel journalist – writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate’s inspiration behind her writing and photography.