Flight Centre’s Best Travel Job Ever

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Flight Centre Canada is hosting a search to find someone for what they call the Best Travel Job Ever.

Flight Centre's Best Travel Job EverEver since Tourism Queensland in Australia hosted its popular search to find someone to fulfill their “Best Job Ever” as caretaker of an Island Reef it’s become a trend to host contests of this nature. The most luxurious, tantalizing, and globetrotting opportunities for some of the world’s major brands have presented themselves and they have all used social media to find and promote applicants.

In Vancouver we had several people make the final cut for the Island Reef job including Anny Chih. She didn’t end up winning but it looks like things have worked out for the best as she’s kept up a travel blog and continued to explore each continent on her own.

Working out the glitches that came with past contests of this nature the model has been fine-tuned over the years. It’s no longer about taking a year off to work for a tourism board. It’s more about getting a free trip and being armed with a video camera so that you can share your experience.

For the Best Travel Job Ever will be a Grand Prize Winner as well as a Fan Favourite winner who will each receive a trip to a secret exotic destination from Intrepid Travel & Air Canada, $2,000 cash from Flight Centre, an HD Flip video camera from Henry’s, a $500 shopping spree from Roots. Each of the six finalists also get prizes that include the video cameras, vacations in Europe or Asia, and also $500 to shop at Roots.

Videos with the most votes so far that have been produced by locals include: Fiona and SammyMac (see below).

I also enjoyed ChaseVlog’s entry since it’s a much-needed introduction to Mission, BC. I first learned about this contest when Flight Centre sponsored Vancouver Twestival but I have to give a hat tip to Eddy Vint who emailed me about his campaign.

Looking at the leaderboard there are about 3,000 votes for each of the top candidates so far and you have just over two weeks to throw your hat in the ring if you think you can muster a couple thousand votes. Otherwise, explore the site a bit and give your favourites a boost by voting for them.

The top 25 finalists as voted by the public will be announced May 3, 2010 and the selection process will continue until the grand prize winner is announced in August, 2010.

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  1. Anny ChihWednesday, April 21st, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT

    Thanks for the mention and link Rebecca! 🙂

  2. Sam MacmillanWednesday, April 21st, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT

    Thanks for the post Rebecca, glad to see the site up and running again!

  3. Sara PereiraWednesday, April 21st, 2010 — 2:25pm PDT

    Go Sam!!! Love your video!

  4. Fiona ScottWednesday, April 21st, 2010 — 2:54pm PDT

    Woohoo! Thanks for the write-up Rebecca! We’ll try to make all Vancouverites proud : D

  5. JennaWednesday, April 21st, 2010 — 9:47pm PDT

    You would be perfect for this position Sam!!! Hope you win!!! Hoot, hoot!!! 🙂

  6. RickSaturday, April 24th, 2010 — 4:30pm PDT

    Woohoo! Thanks for the write-up Rebecca! We’ll try to make all Vancouverites proud : D

  7. SamSunday, April 25th, 2010 — 7:28pm PDT

    Woohoo! Thanks for the write-up Rebecca! We’ll try to make all Vancouverites proud : D

  8. PatrickMonday, April 26th, 2010 — 6:17am PDT

    Go Sam!!! Love your video!

  9. Sam MacmillanTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:39am PDT

    Hey Rebecca, wanted to say thank you again and let you know that both Fiona and I made it into the top 6!

    I got a free trip to Europe and she got a free trip to China and now we’re both gunning for the grand prize.

    You can check out our travel videos on the Best Travel Job Ever site.

    Thanks again!

  10. Sabah TravelThursday, December 16th, 2010 — 11:41pm PDT

    Very nice info, thanks for share it, keep update

  11. business centerFriday, June 10th, 2011 — 2:54am PDT

    You brought some nice points there. i did a search and found that mostly people gave u compliments.

  12. halong toursTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 4:43am PDT

    good and very appreciated work

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