Get paid to capture content on the road for this travel company while Instagram’s audience dictates your next move Flexible travel expert Busabout is seeking six adventurous travelers to embark on an all-expenses paid holiday worth $10,400 this summer Candidates are required to capture social media content while traveling, but must leave everyday holiday decisions in the hands of Instagram’s audienceTrips will vary from six to 11 weeks, and winners will travel as a duo through USA, South East Asia or Europe. Trips will vary from six to 11 weeks, and winners will travel as a duo through USA, South East Asia or Europe Boca Raton, Fla., March 11, 2019 – Flexible travel operator, Busabout, is seeking six travel-hungry social content creators to join its global team. The successful candidates will get paid to embark on an all-expenses paid trip worth up to $10,400, traveling with Busabout for as long as 11 weeks. So what’s the catch? Brave applicants must be prepared to leave their holiday experience in the hands of Instagram’s audience. From tough decisions like skydiving or white water rafting in Lauterbrunnen, and whether or not to swallow a deep fried insect in Bangkok, Instagram users will have the power to decide what happens next. The interactive polls on Instagram Stories will allow Busabout’s audience to have a say in each and every moment of the winners’ global adventures. Last year, Busabout assembled an Ultimate Travel Squad of four content creators who took over Busabout’s social platforms for three months while traveling across Europe. This summer, the opportunity is bigger and better than ever – Busabout is going global. The six winners of The Great Travel Experiment will travel through one of three destinations in which Busabout operates in; South East Asia, Europe, or test-drive its brand new program in the USA, all while capturing envy-inducing content for the travel company’s social media channels. There are two positions up for grabs in each destination – an Instagram Storyteller who is confident in front of a lens, passionate about traveling and has a knack for telling a great story, and a Videographer with creative flair and experience filming and editing brilliant video content. All successful candidates, no matter their chosen position, will be required to get involved in the challenges set by Instagram’s audience. The South East Asia and USA itineraries both last for six weeks over summer, while the 11-week Europe itinerary hits the hot spots across the continent and culminates with beers and pretzels at Oktoberfest in Munich. All six successful content creators will be paid $260 each week on top of the all-expenses paid trip. To apply for The Great Travel Experiment simply select your position (Instagram Storyteller or Videographer), suggest a preferred destination and record a 60-second video showcasing the best bits of your very own hometown – extra points will be awarded for creativity. Candidates can apply as a dynamic duo with a fellow creative genius, or sign up solo and bond with their new colleague on the road. Videos can be submitted on the Busabout website here and entries are open until April 8, 2019. The Busabout team will select a shortlist and leave the final decision up to public vote on the Busabout website. Think you’ve got what it takes? Remember, who dares wins! For more information about Busabout and the Hop-on Hop-off coach network, visit www.busabout.com. To apply for one of the content creator positions visit www.busabout.com/great-travel-experiment About Busabout Busabout is not your average travel company. Offering a unique hop-on hop-off bus network across Europe and guided Adventure trips around the world, Busabout and its partner companies Shamrocker Adventures and HAGGiS have been helping independent-minded travelers of all ages see the world affordably and without too much hand-holding since 1998. Their “freestyle” form of travel combines the flexibility that independent travelers crave with the best aspects of traditional tours. Sometimes they show you around, other times you are free to explore. Either way, you get plenty of local knowledge of destinations and the chance to make unforgettable memories alongside like-minded friends. About The TreadRight Foundation Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation‘s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
The draft process of the Iraqi constitution could have been more transparent and inclusive, and the Iraqi interim Government will need to ensure that a much broader political consensus shapes the upcoming constitutional referendum and national elections, according to a report released by Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.Mr. Annan congratulates the interim Government for their efforts in creating a draft document that will be voted on by the Iraqi people on 15 October.But, in the final days before the draft document was delivered on 28 August, there were “protracted negotiations on the draft, diversions from previously agreed procedures, as well as the decision of some groups to withhold their support for the final text,” he notes in a report to the UN Security Council.”The process could have been made more inclusive, participatory, and transparent and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Iraqi people,” he says. “Those groups that have so far stayed away from the political process need to be assured that their concerns will be addressed though national dialogue,” he adds.He also notes that the continued atmosphere of terror and violence, as well as “a disconcerting source of human rights violations in the country,” continue to threaten the democratic process.The Security Council has already pledged to assist Iraq through the difficult process of building a democracy. Thus, despite the many difficulties, Mr. Annan pledges that the UN will provide a public education programme for the upcoming referendum and elections, and technical and capacity building assistance.He also calls on Member States to provide the $107 million in international financial support needed to pay for the referendum and the elections that follow.In addition the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has increased its presence in the country tenfold since August 2004, and will continue to work there with the assistance of the Multinational Force composed of personnel from Fiji, Georgia, Romania and the Republic of Korea whose main responsibility is to provide security support.But at the same time, the Iraqi Government must ensure that its security sector continues to engage in the “appropriate and legitimate use of force…[to] protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Iraqi citizens,” says Mr. Annan.