CONTIKI HOLIDAYS PARTNERS WITHTOURISM CARES’ TO ESTABLISH A SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR U.S. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Deadline to Apply for Scholarship Fund is April 15, 2010

ANAHEIM, California, March 8, 2010 – Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is proud to introduce a “Tourism Cares – Contiki Vacations Scholarship Fund.” The program will grant a one-year $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a travel, tourism or hospitality-related program.

To apply for the funds, students are asked to submit their resume, two letters of recommendation, and an original essay that outlines their goals. The Tourism Cares Scholarship Selection Committee will review all submissions, narrow down the candidates and appoint the final recipient. Awarded funds will be applied to the student’s fall semester for tuition, books, and educational fees.

“As a company that caters to the youth market, we are excited to provide this support,” says Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing at Contiki. “We look forward to helping a deserving and hardworking student begin an exciting and enlightening career in the travel, tourism or hospitality field.”

To learn more about eligibility and restrictions of the scholarship fund or to apply, please visit www.contiki.com/getinvolved or apply at www.tourismcares.org/scholarships.

About Contiki
Contiki boasts over 45 years of expertly designed vacation experiences for students and young professionals aged 18-35. Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada & the USA. Trip like we do. Go Contiki.

About Tourism Cares
Tourism Cares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that benefits society by preserving the travel experience for future generations by giving grants to cultural, historic, and natural sites worldwide: by awarding academic, professional development, and service-learning scholarships to students of travel, tourism, and hospitality; and by organizing volunteer restoration events at tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation.

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