Sunday,  July 21, 2019  11:33 am

Contiki goes back to school with Canadian Tourism College partnership

Contiki goes back to school with Canadian Tourism College partnership
(From left: Benjamin Colling, COO, Canadian Tourism College; Sheralyn Berry, president, Contiki Canada; Kelsey Gostelow, business development and sales manager - BC & Yukon, Contiki Canada; Milan Petrovich, president, Canadian Tourism College.

Contiki and BC’s Canadian Tourism College have teamed up for an enhancement to the school’s Travel and Tourism Diploma program.

As part of the partnership, a one-week European adventure to London and Paris from Contiki will be introduced as part of CTC’s curriculum starting in April, so that students can gain first-hand experience in all aspects of the travel industry.

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As part of the Contiki adventure, students will be having dinner with Londoners in their homes and cooking alongside a European chef in Paris. They will be taken on a perfumery tour in Paris, visiting the world-renowned Palace of Versailles, and staying at Contiki’s own Chateau de Cruix – the travel company’s ‘Special Stay’. Most importantly, students will be receiving behind-the-scenes instruction from the Contiki team helping them understand how to design and operate life-changing trips for travellers.

“I have never been this excited to study!” said Arianne Carangan from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the first student to register for the new program.

 Sheralyn Berry, President of Contiki Canada has been working with her staff together with Benjamin Colling, COO for Canadian Tourism College, for over a year to bring this program together and is thrilled that students will be given this opportunity. Berry stated that “This allows Contiki, the world’s leading youth travel company offering epic global adventures to 18-35-year-old’s, to invest in tomorrow’s travel leaders.,” 

While the trip component of the Travel and Tourism diploma program will be an option for students beginning their program in the winter, it will become automatically included for all students those who start the program in spring 2019.