Attention all Forum Users.
We’re working on a brand new shiny tool to make your experience as simple as possible.
Which means the community forums is now read only whilst we work on a new & improved ‘My Contiki’ space.


Contiki Tour Manager Tips

24 Oct 2012 Megs asked


Hi all,

I'm trying to secure a role with Contiki as Tour Manager - Europe, and thought I'd see what qualities and attributes contikiers thought were either good or bad in their tour managers? :)

Also, if there's anyone employees/past staff out there, any hints on how to nail the interview would be appreciated? ;)


  • Read the responses 1 response so far
  • 16 Dec 2012 Shecontiki said


    Hi I’m sure you have probably already done your interview but I’ve done a few contikis and the qualities I have found are:

    • don’t show favouritism – make an effort to learn everyone’s name and take the time to talk to them – not just the loud or pretty ones.
    • don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep – eg. our tour manager got us to write a lymric and he put it together for us on the last night he said he was going to put it up on our facebook page but 2 & 1/2 years later never did
    • taking time to really explain whats going on – just because everyone nods doesn’t mean they fully understand.
    • dressing up
    • mascots on the front of the bus
    • discuss safety eg. italy/spain
      overall I’ve had good tour managers but it’s always after the tour when i’ve had time to actually sit down and process my holiday that I can see it a bit more clearly
    • don’t hook up with clients in front of others – don’t say your single when your not

We are no longer accepting new responses to this discussion thread.

More Discussions

Related Discussions

Discussions Details

Last response about 5 years

This question was posted about over 5 years ago. It has been discussed 1 time.

2 people are following this discussion.

  • Megs
  • Default_avatar



Visas? Money? Where to go? Chat to us about travel.