Ten lucky people will vie for the chance to live in Cancun and promote its beauty.
The ten finalists were selected by Cancun.com in a search for its Cancun Experience Officer (CEO)to be the face of the brand, and its newly launched website.
The joint venture between Best Day Travel Group and TravelPass Group, who together operate Cancun.com, received more than 8000 applications from candidates in 120 countries.
"We received thousands of applications from extraordinary candidates from every corner of the world and all walks of life, which made it even harder for us and voters to whittle the search down to just 10," said Chad Meyerson, general manager at Cancun.com. "We're excited to meet the final candidates face-to-face in Cancun, one of the most remarkable travel destinations in the world. One lucky winner will be chosen for a once in a lifetime experience as our next CEO."
The 10 finalists will attend an interview event in Cancun from January 26-31. It will include individual and team skill assessments, as well as activities and challenges hosted by Xcaret Park, one of the top attractions in the Cancun-Riviera Maya destination. Profiles for the 10 finalists will be displayed on ceo.cancun.com. The winner will be chosen and announced on January 31.
As part of Cancun.com's CEO search and commitment to showcase the warmth, wonder and essence of Cancun as one of the world's premier vacation destinations, the company has announced a sponsorship with the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Created to promote Cancun, the Cancun CVB is the official entity that interacts with key partners of the different markets around the world to create and develop promotions, marketing and public relations activities in order to highlight the many added values Cancun offers to the world.
"We can't wait to host the top 10 finalists for the Cancun Experience Officer position and have them experience the best food, activities and accommodations that Cancun has to offer," said Lizzie Cole, director general of the Cancun CVB. "Cancun.com's search has garnered a lot of global attention for our beautiful destination. We're grateful for the increased interest, and for all of the talented contestants who applied for the position."
Cancun.com is the premier online destination for those looking to vacation in Cancun, Mexico and the surrounding areas of the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula. The site features everything from reviews of local hotels and attractions, and the ability to book accommodations, excursions, experiences and transportation all-in-one online location.
Top 10 Finalists
Muriel Rebora, Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a freelance video and photo creator, and a digital nomad and performer who's been travelling and working remotely for two years
Tennessee Hauser and Collin Hauser, Dallas, Texas, are photographers with a background in interior design and jazz performance
Rafael Melo and Jennifer Brill, Washington, D.C., are self-employed content creators who quit their corporate America jobs to create content promoting travel on YouTube
Tess Wicks, Chicago, Illinois, is a small-town midwestern woman who thrives off adventure, meeting othersand finding humour in everyday experiences
Meritxell Martorell, Barcelona, Spain, is a journalist, former Heineken Spanish ambassador, and host of 21 Days, a Spanish national TV program
Greg Rola and Kaitlyn Hoiles, Toronto, Canada, are social media influencers with the ability to demonstrate the affordability of travel on any budget
Jon Watson, Orlando, Florida, is a travel content creator who's spent the past five years travelling the world in search of new adventures and experiences
Juliana Wynkoop and Martin Gomez Garcia, Sacramento, California, are bilingual YouTubers who share family-friendly travel videos about unique vacations
Rich Barber, Khadijah Barber, Khaliyah Barber, Khaiyah Barber and Tré Barber, Raleigh, North Carolina, are a family of entrepreneurs with a passion for living an adventurous life
Ivan Nanney, Boise, Idaho, is a travel addict and lifestyle designer with a drive to encourage others to prioritise experiences over possessions