£25 and a Dream

  •  I happened to be digging through some old blob posts on my www.talkingmediasales.com website and came across this story about Contiki. For my American readers Contiki is a tour company for anyone under 35. It does operate in the US but mainly in the United Kingdom, Europe. It was started by a New Zealander (like me)  in the United Kingdom on 25 pound, hence the title. 


    " Every year down under most of us get to take a few weeks away to enjoy our summer. (Most of January) I get to go to a family beach house I have been going to for 20 odd years.

    Most of my partner’s family have been going to this part of the world much longer, probably three generations.

    The beach is a five minute walk, it’s a daily ritual with two young children and of course Bruno the dog.

    Part of summer holidays is reading, usually for me fiction an easy read about not much.(Lee Child)  Kind of takes your minds off things, if you can sprinkle that with the odd non-fiction it gives you some balance.

    One of my finds this year in the book department was “Only Two Seats Left” the story about Contiki.

     Its author and Contiki founder John Anderson blends his autobiography, and tales of travel into a great read its Australasia’s great untold business stories.

    A story about a company that started on just £25 pounds and became a worldwide travel company.

    For those that do not know about Contiki it’s a travel company for the 18-35 year olds.  

    You get to explore Europe and other parts of the world with other young people your age. Many friendships are formed that have lasted years. He says that he thinks the company is responsible for over 5000 marriages.

    It had such an impact on so many young people and these are told in this great read."

    There are also some great lessons we could all take note of if we are in sales, I am going to explore a few with you over the next two weeks.


    Keep an eye out for the next few articles.

    Good selling