UK travel company offers new 'best job in the world' role

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UK travel company offers 'best job in the world' role

A UK company is following in the footsteps of Australia's 'best job in the world' campaign - and offering one lucky person £50,000 worth of travel experiences over an entire year road-testing the different holidays they offer.

Lastminute.com is looking for a "spontaneity champion" to experience something different every weekend, from far-away escapes to top London hotel stays.

The only thing you have to do? Share your experiences online.

Lastminute.com says: "Would you like to lead a more exciting and spontaneous life? To sample a world filled with unforgettable moments? Then we've got the ideal opportunity for you.

"We're looking for someone special to become our Spontaneity Champion. If that's you, you'll be able to indulge your love for living life at the last minute for a whole year. We'll fund you with up to £50k worth of travel and experiences.

"Plus you'll help inspire the nation to live more spontaneously, by sharing your adventures through social media."

And just how do you go about getting this dream role? "Start by creating a 60 second video," says Lastminute. "Tell us why you're the ideal person for the role of the lastminute.com Spontaneity Champion. We want you to show us that you're passionate about travel, adventurous of spirit and open minded to new experiences.

"In under 300 words, tell us a story about an amazing spontaneous adventure you've had. Explain what spontaneity brought to your experience, and how it made it extra special."

But don't delay, entries close at midnight on the 1 December 2013.

The idea of the 'best job in the world' was kick-started by Tourism Queensland back in 2009 when it advertised for somebody to be the caretaker of the idyllic Whitsunday Islands for six months and blog about their experiences.

The stunt received 34,000 applicants from 200 countries and Brit Ben Southall was the lucky man who pipped all those thousands of other people to the post in paradise.

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