Could this be the best job in the world? Kiwi.com, in partnership with Visa, is on the hunt for applicants to take on the summer job of a lifetime
- Kiwi.com is advertising to recruit six World Travel Hackers to travel the world this summer with their chosen travel buddy
- Successful candidates will be paid a budget of €10,000 across a period of 4-weeks to complete and document a series of travel challenges
16 May 2023 – Travel-tech company Kiwi.com is looking for six new team members for a 4-week summer job to travel the world as World Travel Hackers. This is possibly the most wanted job of the summer as the successful applicants will also get to travel with a like-minded travel buddy of their choice and be given a €10,000 budget to fund their travels.
Across the four weeks, the successful six and their travel buddies will complete special travel challenges decided by Kiwi.com in partnership with Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments. Successful candidates will need the skills to film, photograph and share their adventures and top hacks by producing social media content. Whatever they save from the €10,000 budget after completing all the challenges, they will get to keep. Examples of such travel challenges may include: Booking a cheap flight to anywhere in under 3 minutes on the Kiwi.com app; eating the national dish of 5 countries in 3 days in each country’s capital city; finding a single destination to travel to where it’s possible to visit a concert, a sports event and an amusement park all in one day – with help on hand from the Visa Concierge service.
“This job is not for everyone but we think everyone will want it! It’s not for the too comfortable, or anyone too afraid to do things others only talk about; it’s for those that have the spirit of adventure, know how to find clever ways to travel for less and enjoy creating entertaining content for social media so they can share their travel hack advice and everyone can benefit,” said Golan Shaked, Kiwi.com Chief Commercial Officer, whose team will be hiring the roles. “We are really looking forward to having these special summer recruits as part of the team and don’t doubt this is the summer job of a lifetime,” he added.
„Visa is accepted at millions of locations around the world, bringing travellers a seamless, secure and convenient payment experience wherever they go. Paying with Visa abroad uses the same high-tech, anti-fraud systems as at home, so payments are just as safe when travelling, “said Josef Kunčar, Acceptance & Acquirers Director at Visa for Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. „We are excited about this newly formed partnership with Kiwi.com and we are looking forward to following the exploits of the six selected duos and what are going to be some very exciting travel stories as they travel the world,” he adds.
Recent research studies have shown that becoming an influencer or a YouTuber is among the top jobs for young people, especially for Gen Z. According to pre-covid research, from the UK, becoming a social media influencer (17%) and YouTuber (14%) were the 2nd and the 3rd most desired career choices. Further research from Google query data found that being a YouTuber and Influencer is among the top 10 most desired jobs globally. In some countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain these are the most searched-for careers.
Mixing work and travel is a trend that has rapidly become popular. A Kiwi.com-initiated consumer survey in Central Europe* showed that two out of three participants believe that traveling and working simultaneously positively affects their mental health. Specifically, 38.6% said that exploring a new place helps them to release stress and makes them happier, which has a positive reflection on their job, while 30.3% answered that traveling opens new perspectives and works as inspiration for new ideas.
Notes to Editors
Applicants must be over 18, speak fluent English, have a valid passport for at least six months after August 2023, and be able to create social media content. To land the four week summer job the candidates need to find a like-minded travel buddy to help them prove they make the savvy, travel-hacking team the company is looking for. Together they have to shoot and edit an entertaining video of their hometown in English demonstrating that they:
- Know how to find clever ways to travel for less
- Love sharing their tips on how to travel differently
- Are good at planning itineraries with Kiwi.com
- Can sacrifice some comfort for the sake of saving money
- Enjoy creating entertaining content about their adventures and their smart little hacks.
Applications should be submitted in English by June 11, 2023 to the dedicated website Kiwi.com/WorldTravelHackers where more details can be found.
*The data was collected between October 14 and October 24 2022, within a study completed by STEM/MARK for Kiwi.com. The target group is formed by people aged 18 – 59, who have been at least twice on holiday abroad in the past 6 years, from Romania (n=1010), Czech Republic (n=1012), Slovakia (n=1008), Hungary (n=1014), Poland (n=1010). The used method is Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI).
Kiwi.com is a leading global travel tech company headquartered in the Czech Republic, employing over 1,500 people worldwide. Kiwi.com’s innovative algorithm enables users to find better route options and prices other search engines can’t see, performing billions of price checks per day across 95% of global flight content. 100 million searches are carried out every day on Kiwi.com’s website and partner channels. On average over 60,000 seats are sold daily.