SOURCE: Contiki

June 14, 2010 14:44 ET

Contiki Vacations Announces Exciting Upgrades to

New Website Features and Improvements Will Continue to Launch Throughout the Year

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is taking to the next level with recent additions and upgrades to the online user experience. The key changes include a new tour page design and layout, past passenger ratings, tour comparison functionality, and a pre-departure check-in option.

The renovation of tour pages incorporates improvements on existing features such as departure calendars and maps as well as new elements including related trips, community member photos, and trip reviews from past passengers. In addition, the content within each trip page is organized and redesigned with a focus on appealing to the consumer and increasing online bookings. The new layout includes a tour snapshot, a dates & rates calendar and a detailed itinerary featuring included sightseeing highlights and optional excursions. To see the new upgrades in action, visit the European Discovery tour page.

To help users compare and contrast trip options, Contiki recently launched a trip comparison tool. The tool allows users to select up to five tours and evaluate a number of key criteria including price, trip duration, travel style, countries and sightseeing highlights. This powerful functionality was designed to help consumers target and choose tours in an easy to view and user-friendly manner. Click here to select trips and sample the comparison tool.

Finally, Contiki has released an online check-in process that passengers can use before departing for their vacation. Check-in offers passengers the option to provide necessary information to tour managers and operations teams before starting their Contiki trip. These teams will receive reports containing the key data, saving the passengers from lengthy paperwork at the beginning of their trip and streamlining communications. For more information, visit

"Implementing these new additions and upgrades allows us to showcase our products and enhance the online consumer experience. We wanted to provide easy access to information while facilitating a positive engagement with our brand on," says Michelle Murray, Contiki's Director of Marketing & Sales. Contiki frequently evaluates the website and analyzes consumer feedback in order to bring relevant updates to and will continue to release new upgrades throughout the year.

About Contiki
Contiki has helped students and young professionals travel to the world's most fantastic destinations for over 45 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada & the USA. Learn more at

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