Former MuchMusic VJ and One of Canada's Favourite YouTubers, Tim Deegan, Announces the Chance to Win the Trip of a Lifetime for 2 to Australia with Contiki!, Millennial Travelle...

Toronto, ON/ March 10, 2014 / At Contiki, we treat every day as a new adventure, making every moment count and looking back with absolutely no regrets. For Week 4 of our 8 week long #NOREGRETS Adventure Challenge (, we travelled across the globe to Australia, the land down under, famous for its jaw-dropping rugged canyons and red rocks in the Outback and pure white sand beaches down the coast, to bring 18-35s the chance to win a trip for 2 to this magical land of sun, fun & epic outdoor action!

"Contiki Holidays couldn't be more excited that one of our homegrown favourites, Tim Deegan is featured in this week's #NOREGRETS Adventure Challenge video, showing off raw footage from his own trip to Australia and giving Canadian travellers the real deal about what they can expect from one of our tours, says Lauren Howard, National Brand and Marketing Manager."Tim's spontaneity and infectious positivity caught the attention of Canadian millennials early-on, and having been on 4 Contiki trips and hosted 2 YouTube Road Trips for us, we've seen how genuine he is at connecting with our online audience and getting his love for our adventure trips out there."

Tim Deegan, the heartthrob from Oshawa, Ontario who rose to fame as the winner of the MuchMusic VJ Search, has created 10 Contiki videos and hosted 28 others to destinations in Europe (including Paris, Italy, Italy, London and Prague), Thailand and Australia. As an honourary Contiki Brand Ambassador, Tim credits Contiki with providing "eye-opening, life-changing experiences," and even with his years of independent travel, says "I hadn't seen the world until Contiki showed it to me."


Travellers on an Australian Contiki trip can look forward to full-on adventure, from optional activities like a helicopter flight over Uluru, zip lining in Cape Tribulation, surf lessons in the iconic Coffs Harbour and bungy jumping in Queenstown, along with unscheduled "Me Time" to recharge those batteries. And since these adventures work up an appetite, travellers can indulge in included mouthwatering local cuisine like steak & chips in the Outback, plus veggie fare available throughout the trip.

Join Contiki ambassador and Canadian YouTuber extraordinaire, Tim Deegan as he unveils this week's adventure challenge and get ready to embrace the YOLO lifestyle with Contiki in Australia! Plus, book a Contiki trip to Australia from March 10th to 16th and save up to $565 and an extra $100 off flights to Australia booked with Air New Zealand.

How the Adventure Challenge Works

Every Monday until April 17th, Contiki will be rolling out a new video challenge hosted by a variety of the youth travel brand's ambassadors, from Canadian YouTubers like Tim Deegan and Andrew 'Gunnarolla' Gunadie, to Billabong pro surfer Felicity Palmateer. Each video showcased original content telling the story of authentic Contiki adventures around the world, featuring the chance to win a life-changing trip to that week's destination. With eight weeks of prizes, this has been Contiki's biggest giveaway to date!

Are you up for an adventure? for a chance to try out this week's challenge and enter to win an incredible trip through Australia. Subscribe to Contiki's YouTube channel to check out footage of other epic adventures, too!

Life's an adventure. Make sure you look back with no regrets.


*Terms and conditions: Offer valid from Mar 10th to Mar 16th. $100 off any tour 7 days or longer that goes through Australia. Offer is combinable with Early payment discount and other brochure discounts such as Book with Friends, Past traveller and multiple tour discounts. Valid for travel any time before 31-Ddec-2015. A $200 deposit is due 3 days after booking. $465 is the Early Payment savings if paid in full by Jun 4thplus $100 bonus off the 25 day Big Walkabout tour. EPD's only apply to departures on or after 31st of August, 2014.

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*Air Promo: Save $100 OFF flights to Australia with Air New Zealand! $100 off per person for flights to all gateways Air New Zealand flies to. Offer valid for flights to Australia from 10-Mar-2014 to 16-Mar-2014. Selling and ticketing period: March 10 - April 6, 2014. No blackout dates, all fares apply. Codeshare is fine, as long as we have an Air NZ operated flight in 1 direction. QuotePromo Code: APCAIRNZ100

About Contiki Holidays
Contiki is the world leader in youth travel experiences, a brand that is all about discovery, epic moments and making every second count. Our journeys unlock the local way of life in each and every destination we visit, and with over 300 trips in more than 50 countries, we see every day as the start of a new adventure.

Contiki is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US$2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit:

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Marie Anne MacRae
Director of Public Relations
Contiki Holidays Canada

Erica Adelson
PR & Digital Media Specialist
Contiki Holidays Canada
416-322-8468 ext. 7297

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