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Jauntaroo Picks Top 50 For "Best Job Around The World;" Diverse Group Of Chief World Explorer Candidates Comes From 9 Countries And 18 U.S. States


New York, NY - (NewMediaWire) - October 1, 2013 - Vacation Matchmaker travel website Jauntaroo has picked 50 Top Candidates to move ahead in the “Best Job Around the World” application process.  More than 3,000 people from 99 countries applied for the Chief World Explorer (CWE) role that will take the successful candidate on a year of all-expenses-paid travel around the globe. 

Candidates in the Top 50 come from 9 countries, including Australia ;(2 candidates), Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso,Canada ;(3), CroatiaFrance ;(2), Malaysia, and the United States ;(38).  Within the U.S., candidates call 18 states home, including California ;(10), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois ;(3), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada ;(2), New Mexico, New York ;(3), Pennsylvania, Texas ;(5), Virginia and Washington(3).

“Receiving video applications from 99 countries is astounding,” said Tom Wilson, Jauntaroo’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The level of creativity and passion superseded our expectations. I couldn’t be happier with our Top 50 Candidates for Chief World Explorer.  Now we have the incredibly tough job of picking five of these talented and creative people to attend our in-person interviews.”

Jauntaroo’s Top 50 is comprised of candidates that secured impressive support from friends and family, displayed savvy social media skills, showcased engaging personalities and created captivating content.  Candidates will continue to secure support from family and friends by ‘Liking’ their video submissions since previous counts have been reset to zero.

Each candidate submitted a 60-second video by September 15 to qualify for consideration.  The initial round of 3,000 videos received more than 4.3 million views.  From there, the Top 50 candidates were invited to make a second video submission – a webisode of their hometown.  The candidates’ webisodes are featured on thecampaign site which is open for viewing by the general public who can also show support for favorite candidates by ‘Liking’ each submission.

Tomislav Perko from Zagreb, Croatia received the most support in the first round with more than 50,000 ‘Likes.’ Along with several other candidates, Tomislav attracted individual media coverage for his application in his home country.  Some candidates also have appeared on reality TV shows, such as Ariel Tweto from Flying Wild Alaskaand Ryan Danz from the Amazing Race and the Apprentice: Martha Stewart.

The final step in the CWE selection process is identifying the Final 5 candidates that will be flown to a secret location for in-person interviews. Jauntaroo’s CWE will be announced mid-November and begin the role in January 2014.

The successful CWE will earn a $100,000 salary to share their travel experiences via social media, participate in VolunTourism activities and create webisodes of each destination visited for Jauntaroo’s registered members, orJauntaristas.

The final itinerary will comprise as many as 50 destinations, including Berlin, Calistoga, Costa Navarino, Denver,Fort Worth, the Maldives, Nassau-Paradise Island, St. Lucia, and Puerto Rico’s San Juan, Ponce and Aguadilla.

Jauntaroo, which launched in 2011, is the only travel website where you don’t have to know where you want to go on vacation, but rather what you want to do. Most travel websites only help travelers who know exactly where they want to go.  Jauntaroo recommends travel destinations tailored to travelers’ interests and budgets. Travelers can also utilize the “Quick Find” search box for easy access to destinations and activities. 

From the prioritized list of natural search results, visitors view and become familiar with individual destination pages that provide a wealth of information including original descriptions, images, “Best Known For” activities, featured accommodations, to-do items and user reviews.

About Jauntaroo:

Jauntaroo matches travelers with global vacation destinations. Simply click what you love in vacations and we’ll match you with destinations based on your preferences and budget. Travelers now have the tool to answer the age-old question, “Where should I go on vacation?” 

With about 300 global destinations, Jauntaroo is the first vacation planning tool that delivers a customized destination list allowing travelers to effectively explore and compare destinations based on vacation needs and desires. 

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