- John Anderson is the Founder of Contiki Holidays.
- At age of 22 he took 25 Pounds, an idea and created a new product, CONTIKI HOLIDAYS - an international brand name built through passion, brand and commitment.
- When John eventually sold the company in 1989 it was and remains one of the world's major tour operators.
- Contiki is now firmly established as an international "brand" name.
- In John's presentations he tells the incredible story of how he developed a simple idea into one of the world's major tour operators. This includes tales of his determination to succeed, the belief in himself, his successes and failures. It is full of extremely funny and sad anecdotes that have a marked effect on the emotions of his audience.
- Growing business
- Building brand
- Travel and adventure
- Business success through passion, brand and commitment
John was fantastic in his preparation, execution and the way he engaged with our group in a social event after the conclusion of his key note address. His message was sincere, warm and relevant without preaching.
John has an entertaining, BOLD story to tell with a million anecdotes at the ready. A real business hero, visionary, humble gentleman...with a delicious sense of adventure and humour.
Australia’s most heavily engaged female speaker
Blew everyone away….He’s great….Nice guy…Everyone had tears in their eyes…Gave it everything…his presentation was spot on the objective…seemed to understand the brief perfectly.
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 by the audience, did his research and fine-tuned his address which had tremendous relevance, delivered powerful messages to a diverse mix of professionals and academics, he has a great sense of humour, outstanding!
CPA Australia Launch in NZ
Excellent, amazing, very personable and sincere. Was almost the star of the whole conference.
NZ Motor Trade Association
Excellent. Quite simply John was outstanding! As our closing keynote address, his Contiki journey absolutely nailed our conference theme which was 'High Voltage Business Building'. To remain so passionate about the business he founded some 40 years ago is a credit to him and was wonderful to share.
Choice Aggregation Services
Excellent. John Anderson's presentation was not only outstanding, but was considered by many participants to be the highlight of our entire event. John's story was in equal parts informative, entertaining and moving, leaving all of us feeling inspired and many of us feeling quite emotional. John exceeded all of our expectations by a long way: 10/10
RACV Business Development
John was a very inspiring and interesting speaker. John's story was perfect for our audience of SME's as many of the experiences he shared with the group about taking risks, believing in yourself, continually innovating cold easily be translated to their businesses.
I thought it was very good John, inspirational as well as a great opportunity to see how the private sector get on with business. I enjoyed the humour, as usual wondered what I've been doing with my life and got some really good messages about staff and building the business - including ours!
John Anderson was inspiring. His drive for quality was certainly a message I took away as well as the concept of "hunks of meat" referring to giving staff a challenge, providing them with the support to help meet the goal and acknowledging their successes.
Outstanding to see a somewhat introverted, humble person with a great leadership story.Very insightful, passionate and relevant. Entertaining.
Loved John's story. Loved John's passion and the emotional journey he took us on. Loved his humour. Loved the creative thinking and risk taking aspects.
QSPA South Sunshine Coast Branch
Excellent. A very personal presentation and had all sections of the audience captivated young & old, his own values are those that we should have, excellent.
Bosch Automotive Service Dealers Network
Excellent, John's passion is infectious, it is then evident that he achieved all of his amazing success with not only passion but amazing business nouce! He is one in a million and his humility with such success makes you realise what a wonderful person he is also.
Proteus Leadership Centre
More than excellent – superb. This was the rating given by Franchisees. As a conference organiser I found John was highly professional. He custom made his presentation to us. John’s presentation skills are second to none. He is a safe choice as speaker.
Pack & Send Systems Pty Ltd