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Jauntaroo Picks the Top 5 Candidates for Best Job Around the World

Final 5 Potential Chief World Explorers Now Prep for In-Person Interviews


New York, NY - (NewMediaWire) - October 22, 2013 - Vacation Matchmaker travel website Jauntaroo has picked five candidates who will move on to in-person interviews as they vie for the role of Chief World Explorer (CWE). More than 3,000 people from 99 countries applied for the “Best Job Around the World” that will take the successful candidate on a year of all-expenses-paid travel around the globe.
The five leading candidates comprise one Australian, Tyson Mayr, and four Americans: Regina Busse, Jon Carmichael, Annie Cheng, and Cody Easterbrook. All five currently live in the US, hailing from California, Nebraska, Nevada, Washington, and Hawaii, respectively.
“This was so much tougher than any of us expected,” said Tom Wilson, Jauntaroo’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We wanted to hire dozens of applicants - we liked them all so much but we only have one position to fill. It all came down to how engaging our team thought the candidates were, how they incorporated the Jauntaroo brand, and the creativity they showed in each video production.”
Jauntaroo’s hiring team reviewed the candidates based on their initial introduction video and a second travel webisode submitted later. The top five candidates’ videos can be viewed via these links: Annie Cheng, Cody Easterbrook, Jon Carmichael, Regina Busse, and Tyson Mayr.
Each will fly to as yet undisclosed destination for interviews. The successful CWE will be announced in mid-November and begin the role in January 2014. They 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, or Jauntaristas.
The final itinerary will comprise as many as 50 destinations, including Berlin, Calistoga, Costa Navarino, Denver, Fort Worth, the Maldives, Jacksonville, Nassau-Paradise Island, St. Lucia, Jamaica’s Negril and Montego Bay, 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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