Contiki goes Gourmet
YOUTH touring companies are recognising the importance of providing top quality food offerings to their clients. In an interview with travelbulletin during his most recent trip Down Under, Contiki’s CEO Casper Urhammer said travellers on next year’s European itineraries would be pleasantly surprised to learn their menus had been completely overhauled. “Food is now becoming increasingly important to younger people,” Urhammer explained, going on to say Contiki had pinpointed food as one of the next big travel trends in its market. In planning the refresh, Contiki sent European Masterchef judge Thomas Castberg to all of its properties in Europe to work with local teams to “lift their game” on the fare they’re serving. “In all the places where we do the cooking the menus have been redesigned by a Masterchef judge,” Urhammer said. “It’s not just down to what they’re eating but how it’s served and what the story is behind it”.