One Travel Company Is Offering Free Passports

One Travel Company Is Offering Free Passports

Tyra Wilkes
Apr 8, 2018
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No passport? No problem. Tour company Contiki is making travel a little less expensive by saving you some fees.

The people at Contiki are encouraging potential travelers to take the trip they've had bookmarked on Instagram for the past year (or finally get a slice of cheat-day cake from that quaint bakery in Madrid) by offering a pretty sweet incentive — free passports!

If you have never held a passport, Contiki will cover the costs when you book a trip with them. The 55 year-old tour company first introduced the promotion as a temporary treat earlier this year as an effort to urge people to escape their comfort zone and explore the world, but after the extreme success, they've decided to keep it around for a while.

"We're striving to inspire and encourage more first-time travelers to book a trip by instituting this initiative on an ongoing basis, assisting first-timers in getting travel's 'golden ticket' — the passport," said Adam Cooper, President of Contiki.

The new deal was introduced on the heels of data made available by the World Tourism Organization showing that despite the overall increase of international travel, half of millennials don't own passports. As a tour company catering to 18-35 year olds, a huge part of their market is included in those numbers. What better way to appeal to your customer than to take away the hassle of passport fees?

h/t Travel + Leisure

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