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Contiki Vacations Partners with Matador Network

Youth travel leader and online travel publisher to give away three spots on the trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The world's leading youth travel company, Contiki Vacations, and The Matador Network, the largest independent travel publisher online, are searching for three of the world's up-and-coming storytellers committed to making a difference in helping protect our planet.  In a competition launching on Saturday, February 1, 2014, entrants will have to demonstrate their passion, creativity, and skills in photography, film, or travel journalism on the competition page hosted at contikistorytellers.tumblr.com to secure a spot on the trip. 

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The three lucky winners will travel on Contiki's Costa Rica Unplugged trip with celebrated documentary filmmaker, adventurer, and storyteller Céline Cousteau during Earth Month (April 2014). The winners will receive a scholarship to the MatadorU online journalism program and learn firsthand about ocean conservation from Céline, an activist and Contiki ambassador.  In addition, together with Céline and a respected storyteller from The Matador Network, the winners will  visit Contiki Cares' latest partnership in Costa Rica – the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation - and discover how their work is instrumental in saving sea turtles from extinction.

"We are believers of shared experiences and experiential travel, so it's a natural fit to partner with the travel advocates and storytellers at The Matador Network." said Melissa da Silva, President of Contiki Vacations. "The Sea Turtle Conservancy is our newest sustainability initiative and we look forward to hearing the stories that result from this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Costa Rica."

The competition opens Saturday, February 1, 2014 & closes Friday, February 28, 2014. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges from Contiki, Matador Network, and Céline Cousteau.

Contiki has an insatiable appetite for discovering new things in every nook and cranny of the world and with that is the desire to share those stories with young travelers for decades to come. Having explored the amazing country that is Costa Rica – from the jungles and rainforests, to the beaches, oceans and working with the Sea Turtle Conservancy – it will be a trip that's truly about discovery. Through their incredible travel experience and newfound journalism skills, the winners will be in good stead to become correspondents for the Matador Network, helping spread the word about ocean conservation through authentic travel storytelling

Your trip of a lifetime is just a story away. Visit http://contikistorytellers.tumblr.com to enter.

For more information on Contiki Care's sustainability efforts and exciting new projects, please visit contiki.com/contikicares.

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About Contiki Vacations

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.  For more information, visit www.contiki.com.

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: www.treadright.org

Media Contact: Vy Truong, Contiki Vacations, 714-935-0808, [email protected]

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