Contiki Celebrates ‘Veganuary’ By Promoting First Plant-Based Trip

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Whether your client is one of the approximate 850,000 vegans living in Canada, or simply curious about switching up their holiday diet, 18-35 specialist Contiki has unveiled a new vegan friendly adventure around Europe, in response to growing demand from travellers seeking animal-free alternatives.

Guided by experts on all things plant-based, the one-off, eight-day trip, Vegan Food Europe Explorer hosted by @thelittlelondonvegan and @laurafruitfairy, will take clients on a vegan food odyssey around some of Europe’s vegan hotspots, including Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. 

“Food and travel go hand in hand, and it can be a challenge for individuals practicing veganism to have the chance to experience local delicacies in certain parts of the world,” says Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada. 

“As a result, we’ve seen a big increase in queries about where to find the best vegan eateries. With this itinerary, your clients can experience the best of Europe while taking their taste buds on an epic plant-based culinary adventure as well.“

Starting in Berlin on 16AUG, 2020 and ending in Budapest on 23AUG, 2020, the trip will offer foodie experiences include a vegan cooking class in Budapest run by @laurafruitfairy, a private, plant-based EatWith dining experience with locals in Berlin, a dinner cruise along the Danube river and the chance to sample a wide range of vegan delicacies on an interactive food tour in Berlin.

Cultural experiences include a locally guided bike tour of opulent Prague and a classical music concert in melodic Vienna, the home of Beethoven. Plus, the trip will feature wellness excursions including a morning yoga class in Prague and a soak in the famous Széchenyi traditional thermal baths in Budapest. 

Accommodation has been specially selected to showcase the coolest stays around, including the Moxy in Berlin and A&O in Budapest, with bespoke vegan breakfasts served exclusively for clients travelling with Contiki.

“A dedicated vegan trip has long been a dream itinerary for Contiki, and we look forward to welcoming travellers on to this culinary adventure,” said Meral Ince, Veganuary Corporate Outreach Officer. 

“Veganuary is creating a new wave of consumers with strong ethics and a big appetite! This is a real opportunity for businesses to improve and expand vegan offerings for the growing climate-conscious audience. We’re delighted Contiki has risen to this challenge offering its first plant-based trip for 18 to 35-year olds (a group that made up 50% of participants for Veganuary 2019). Contiki are making vegan travelling easier than ever,” Ince said.

The itinerary includes seven nights’ accommodation, seven vegan breakfasts, one vegan lunch, five vegan dinners, the expertise of vegan influencers, a dedicated vegan Contiki Trip Manager and driver, all transport on the trip and a number of included experiences.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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