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John Anderson founded Contiki Holidays in the early 60s with just 25 pounds in his pocket. Today, Contiki is one of the world's leading travel groups operating throughout Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The creation of Contiki is an incredible success story which has never before been told. From a simple idea to a worldwide travel company, John's story is inspirational, humorous, entertaining and educational. His determination to succeed, his belief in himself and his ability to create an international brand name, saw John build the company from one minibus to a fleet of 160 coaches worldwide.

John established The Ellerslie Flower Show as a fundraising opportunity for the Auckland Rotary Club. John turned the show into the largest gardening and outdoor event in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing the best of New Zealand's horticluture, floral and landscape design. As CEO of the event, John enlisted the help of the Chelsea Flower Show which resulted in the show attracting over 100,000 visitors in its inaugural year.

An accomplished and erudite speaker, John's tales of success and failure, coupled with his insight into Contiki's initial and continued success are truly enlightening and entertaining. Ideal for any occasion, John is able to tailor his presentation to suit any audience.  John has been awarded with the 'Member of the New Zealand order of Merit'

Testimonials

Blew everyone away...He's great...Nice guy...Everyone had tears in their eyes...Gave it everything...His presentation was spot on the objective...Understood the brief perfectly.
- Coca-Cola Australia

Heart felt, emotional, touched people, connected with the audience, received standing ovation. People swarmed him afterwards. Genuine, Passionate, Loved him.
- Tourism New Zealand

Extremely well received, did his research and fine-tuned his address which had tremendous relevance, delivered powerful messages to a diverse mix of professionals ' academics.
- CPA Australia

The feedback we have received about your presentation, your delivery, your enthusiasm, your passion has been phenomenal! The impact you made on our people was immediate and long lasting. So many commented you were the most memorable speaker they have heard in years.
- Century 21 Australia

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