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Travel company offers free travel to Japan, Iceland and Portugal for quirky CEO job

A new forward-facing planning and bookings, the company is changing the game by hiring a new kind of CEO — a Cultural Exploration Officer — to travel the world on their behalf.
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The benefits of a CEO seems pretty nice: a corner suite, a serious salary, and maybe even travel a bit. But a new forward-facing planning and bookings, the company is changing the game by hiring a new kind of CEO — a Cultural Exploration Officer — to travel the world on their behalf.

Noken, a company that builds composite travel to a handful of carefully selected countries, is the hiring of the redefined CEO to travel to Japan (Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year), Portugal and Iceland to capture content and writing blog posts about the experience. The CEO will be entrusted with the task to get out of their comfort zone to “meet somewhere new”, and learn about and experience other cultures.

As soon as the CEO is a “hired” them to take a journey of a year with Noken the app guide to create content to be shared across Noken social media channels and write three blog posts about the experience. Not too much work for a CEO, right?

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To be considered for the position applicants must be 21 years of age or older, has an AMERICAN passport and the flexibility to travel, knows how to make a beautiful picture and, of course, has an interest in the travel and “a desire for new and different experiences.” The applicants must also prove that they are worthy of the job by first introducing Noken to their own residence, by placing up to five photos of their own hometown’s “landmarks and local gems.” Applicants are requested to post the photos in a carousel on Instagram, tag @noken, describe why they should be Noken the next CEO, and include the hashtag #NokenCEO.

And even if you don’t win, Noken might be the perfect travel app for planning your next trip. An all-in-one travel app, Noken takes the hassle out of a journey by building an optimized “Travel Blueprint” that takes into account your budget and preferences, to help build your dream itinerary for a trip to one of the curator destinations.

The use of the app, the planning and booking of their trip, including accommodations, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels, activities, and even a restaurant to make a reservation, which are then assembled into an organized itinerary in the app. The app provides daily routes to follow in order to maximize the exploration of the time, GPS directions, and the chance to directly chat with the Noken Experienced Team for tips and suggestions. And in contrast to most regular group tours or routes, if you change your mind, you’re not forced to group and may deviate from the path.

From now on, Noken is currently only offering tours to Japan, Portugal and Iceland, but the plans for the launch of new destinations regularly, so for people to meet many new place.

Until then, it might be time to go study up on interview questions, or in this case, how to get the perfect instagram — make sure you get the job.

This story was originally published by Travel + Leisure.

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