Speakers and moderators

Tasha Hayes

Sustainability Officer & European Operations Director, Contiki

Tasha Hayes is the Operations Director for Contiki Europe. Based in London, United Kingdom she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Contiki Europe’s operations, ensuring experience delivery of the highest standard and providing memorable holidays for Contiki travellers.

A dual national having lived in both the Netherlands and the USA, Tasha started her career with Contiki as a Trip Manager in 2012. After three years of leading hundreds of travellers on epic European adventures, she began her journey in Operations and moved to her current role as Operations Director in 2019.

In 2021 Tasha took on the additional role as Contiki’s first ever global Sustainability Officer, a natural progression to the support she has provided to The Travel Corporation’s TreadRight team, who guide sustainability for the group of travel brands. Tasha played a key role in assisting TreadRight to develop TTC’s new sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right, designed to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In her new role, Tasha will have oversight of Contiki’s implementation of the strategy through the brands on trip operations, and at their owned accommodation properties. This brand new, change – making role will also be integral in implementing Contiki’s Climate Action Plan, launched in April, 2021.

Tasha will represent the Contiki brand globally in all its sustainability initiatives whilst also making sure the brand is on course to achieve its HWTR goals in the coming years. Passionate about the environment and creating a positive impact, Tasha lives and breathes Contiki’s sustainability ethos.

Contiki is the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35 year-olds. The brand is about discovery, once-in-a-lifetime moments, human connections, and making every second of being young count. With a portfolio of over 350 trips in 50 plus countries, each and every one is designed to get to the beating heart of a destination, understanding the local way of life and unearthing unforgettable experiences. Contiki is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC), which is renowned and trusted for outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Why attend

  • More than 40 pre-scheduled face-to-face and/ or virtual business appointments
  • Opportunity to meet with 100 pre-selected buyers
  • Access to attendees list including buyer information
  • Engaging educational programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunches (for the in-person element)
  • Informal networking opportunities (for the in-person element)