Contiki Holidays Announces Adventurer & Filmmaker Celine Cousteau as its Sustainability Partner

By Contiki Holidays, PRNE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, Legendary Oceanographer, Unites With the World's Leading Youth Travel Company to Support Ocean Conservation Initiatives

LONDON, April 27, 2011 - In celebration of Earth Month 2011, Contiki Holidays, ( the world's leading youth travel company, is
excited to announce its partnership with environmentalist, adventurer and
world explorer, Celine Cousteau. Celine is the granddaughter of world
renowned Jacques Cousteau and the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker,
Jean-Michel Cousteau.

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Contiki Holidays has joined with Cousteau to help further educate its
travellers and staff about environmental issues, particularly those affecting
marine ecosystems. United through common goals of sustainable conservation
and ocean advocacy, Contiki will work with Celine's guidance to continue
building upon the achievements of its current Conservation Foundation

"I look forward to collaborating with Contiki Holidays, its team and
travellers, who are part of the new generation of active citizens making a
difference by understanding and protecting the Earth's resources," said
Celine. "The health of our fragile oceans are key to the well-being of our
planet as a whole and Contiki's choice to help protect the marine environment
is a cause which deeply resonates with me."

As an 'oceanaut', Celine's ( frequent
global travels have seen her embarking on expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon,
following the grey whale migration from Baja, California to Alaska, and
researching shark species on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She is a
passionate spokesperson and expedition member for her father's non-profit
organization, Ocean Futures Society, whose mission is to educate responsible
citizens and to raise awareness of ocean protection. Celine has hosted ocean
documentaries for both PBS and The Discovery Channel.

Contiki Holidays is a founding member of the Travel Corporation
Conservation Foundation ( The
Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and supports work
that fosters sustainable tourism and protects culturally and ecologically
sensitive areas around the world. In 2011, Contiki Holidays is actively
supporting two projects involved in the critical task of marine protection:
contributing to young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting
the world's second largest barrier reef via the Mesoamerican Reef
Leadership programme (, and funding Oceana's
( valuable research work in the Mediterranean.

"We are looking forward to working with Celine in her role as Contiki's
Sustainability Partner, as she continues the meaningful work of the Cousteau
legacy through environmental education," said David Hosking, Managing
Director of Contiki Holidays. "As a documentary filmmaker and gifted
storyteller, Celine is an inspiring role model and has a fantastic ability to
connect with people from diverse cultures. It's through these stories that
she educates and encourages individuals to become responsible global
citizens, and to better understand their own natural environments."

For the next three years, Cousteau will interact with Contiki's young
travellers and team, spreading her word through social media channels like
Facebook and Twitter, as well as communicating via video updates on Contiki's
website and YouTube channel. Contiki is also proud to support Cousteau's
initiatives, including sponsoring her upcoming Ocean Inspiration: A tribute
to Jacques Cousteau's 100th anniversary gala fundraiser and public forum in
New York City and Washington, DC.

See Cousteau's message for Contiki travellers at

About Contiki Holidays:

Contiki has inspired 18-35-year-olds to travel to the world's most
fantastic destinations for 50 years. The trips are hassle-free and include
the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Travellers can choose
from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia,
Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada & the USA. For more information,
please visit

    For media information and images:

    Caroline Calvert
    PR Director, UK
    Contiki Holidays
    T: +44(0)20-7201-3505




Caroline Calvert, PR Director, UK, Contiki Holidays, T: +44(0)20-7201-3505, E: caroline.calvert at ; Mobile number: +44(0)7715-996278

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