Contiki Celebrates New Collaboration with The Buried Life TV Stars by Launching "The #5th Member Search" Online Contest
(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Anaheim, Calif., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Contiki (www.contiki.com),
the original youth travel brand for 18-35s is thrilled to announce
its exciting new collaboration with Los Angeles-based MTV stars
The Buried Life, by
celebrating the launch of 'The #5thMember Search' online
contest! Millennials can share their stories through social media
channels, giving them a chance to win an epic trip to Italy with
Jonnie Penn, Ben Nemtin,
Dave Lingwood and Duncan
Penn. These young celebrities will personally select
1 lucky winner who will join them on Contiki's Easy Pace 8-day
itinerary (where they will enjoy Backstage Pass Exclusives such as
a guided tour through a Tuscan winery and exploring the iconic
cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice.
The Buried LifeIn 2006, The Buried Life, whose members hail from Victoria,
Canada, embarked on a 2-week road trip across North America before
they returned to university. That brief road trip was transformed
into an incredible journey that continues to this day. The
foursome made a list of '100 Things to Do Before You Die'
and for every list item they accomplished, they helped a stranger
do something on their list. Since then, they've crossed
off 'Make a TV Show' (produced 26 MTV USA episodes
which aired in 110 countries), 'Write a #1 New York Times
Bestselling Book', 'Play Ball with President Obama',
and 'Outfit a Teenage Girl with her First Bionic Arm'.
They have also given motivational presentations at over 100 North
American college campuses and several TEDx Talks across Europe.
Along the way, they've encouraged millions to believe that
anything is possible.
"This is a genuine collaboration since we share similar
values of living life to the fullest and a call to adventure, so
Contiki is aligning with The Buried Life to finish off their bucket
list and experiencing our epic trips around the globe," says
Marie Anne MacRae, Global VP, Strategic Partnerships, Contiki,
"We're absolutely thrilled to share this journey with these four
inspiring young individuals who have created a loyal online
community, so we're committed to join forces and help more people
fulfill their dreams."
"Our brands are closely aligned since we started The Buried Life
in a garage in 2006 to help people and see what life has to offer,"
says Duncan Penn, "With our collaboration with Contiki, we get to
do both and we're looking forward to our Italy adventure."
"The 5th Member Search"
Millennials can submit three (3) online entries each on The
Buried Life's social media channels including Facebook - which
includes 1.3 million fans - Twitter and Instagram. They can
share their stories and photos on why they want to be the
5th member and join The Buried Life on Contiki's Italy
trip by entering the contest through their Facebook page: http://bit.ly/1ldV6ue. Candidates will
also need to include the hashtag #5thMember. The Buried
Life will review the most compelling submissions, personally select
the one winner, and both brands will make the announcement on May
"People ask us all the time to tag along on the road and we
thought - why not add a 5th Member?," says Ben Nemtin, "Contiki
threw in the hoverboards (Disclaimer: there are no hoverboards..
there is, however, an amazing free trip to Italy) and we were off
to the races!"
In line with its one-for-one brand, The Buried Life will also be
helping someone in Italy. Whether this intention takes the form of
helping a stranger they meet in Italy cross something off their
list, or bringing a student from the US to Italy to help them
achieve something meaningful they want to do before they die, The
Buried Life foursome will continue to make helping others a key
part of their journey.
For more information on Contiki, visit www.contiki.com. Follow us on
on Twitterwith our #NOREGRETS hashtag and the
#5thMember Search hashtag.
About The Buried Life
Ben Nemtin is fan of long boarding,
traveling, neon colors and balls, Nemtin is a budding
entrepreneur, known among his friends as a regular "Ari Gold, Jr.",
always making moves for the team.
Dave Lingwood once trekked seven hours through
an intense jungle and zip-lined over raging rivers carrying a
backpack, camera bag and 15 ft long two-by-four to deliver needed
clothing and supplies to an indigenous village in the Costa Rican
mountains. Lingwood's work has taken him from the African
safaris to the Trinidadian carnivals to auditioning for Cirque de
Duncan Penn is the eldest Penn brother and
honors graduate, founded an NGO with the goal of introducing soccer
to kids around the world who have experienced the ravages of
war. With three others, Penn successfully delivered 1000
soccer balls and pairs of cleats to impoverished children in
Ecuador and helped build two soccer fields near Mount Chimborozo.
Penn's work has inspired Rwanda and Uganda to adopt similar
programs and now working towards building eco-sustainable soccer
Jonnie Penn, who spent his high school days
filming snowboard and skate videos with his friends, became an
award-winning filmmaker by age 18. The accomplished activist,
philosopher and writer was chosen to represent Canada at the Oxford
University Debate Championships.
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 200 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: www.treadright.org??
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CONTACT: Vy Spear
Public Relations Manager
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