Transat Holidays: Paid Vacationer THE Dream Job for 85% of Canadians!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Oct. 12, 2010) –

Editors Note: Two videos are included with this Press Release.

Would you like a job that includes adventure, travel, living in the lap of luxury and demands that you take a vacation every month? If this sounds like the perfect job for you, Transat Holidays wants to hear from you. Transat Holidays is offering the dream job of a lifetime: Fly, Tan, Blog, Get Paid. To apply, visit

Imagine, the opportunity to vacation for one year and visit some of the most beautiful and exotic travel destinations! The Transat Holidays Vacationer Survey**, conducted by Ipsos Descarie for Transat Holidays, revealed that 77% of Canadians would leave their current position to accept a once-in-a-lifetime paid opportunity to travel for a year. The leader in Canada’s holiday travel industry, Transat Holidays will pay one English-speaking and one French-speaking Vacationer to travel for one year and report back on their adventures to a global audience via blogs, photo diaries and video up-dates.

“Canadians have told us that the most important thing they want to do in their lifetime is to travel the world to experience adventures and memorable destinations,” says Denise Heffron, Vice President National Sales and Commercial, Transat Holidays. “We want to find the ultimate Vacationers who have a passion for travel and would revel in a paying job where they could soak up the sun on golden sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters; relax and rejuvenate at luxurious spas; and indulge in European culinary dining.”

Tough Job. But Someone’s Gotta Do It!

Explore: Cuba, Greece, Spain, Jamaica, Mexico, and beyond

Do you have the qualifications? Transat Holidays is seeking a dynamic person with a keen sense of adventure who is an excellent communicator, passionate traveller and an avid user of social media. True multi-taskers, applicants are equally comfortable at a wine tasting at a French vineyard as they are snorkelling above the glorious coral reef of Cancun, Mexico.

The two selected candidates will visit 12 destinations in 1 year, and share their adventures by posting online videos and blogs. Compensation will include a competitive salary, with all travel and destination expenses paid including transportation, hotel, meals, excursions and travel insurance for the duration of the contract. College or university degree is a must and applicants must have a valid Canadian passport.

Nation-wide Search – How to Apply:  

Interested applicants are required to create a two minute or less video application in English or French explaining why they are uniquely qualified for the job and profiling a local tourist attraction. The search is only open until November 7, 2010 and candidates are required to complete an application form and upload their CV and video to

Transat Holidays will select ten English-speaking and ten French-speaking candidates and Canadians will have the opportunity to vote online for their favourite submission. All candidates will participate in an interview selection process. On December 7, 2010, one English-speaking and one French-speaking Canadian will be selected and the one-year contract will commence January 2011.

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Have Passport. Will Travel.

Craving to get away from it all? You’re not alone! Here are some great Canadian facts uncovered by the Transat Holidays Vacationer Survey**:

  • When asked which one of the following would you most want to do in your lifetime?
    • 88% of Canadians would want to travel the world to experience adventures and memorable destinations
    • 6% would work harder to be among the best in their field
    • Learning to play an instrument (4%) surpassed meeting a member of the Royal Family at only 1%
  • When asked what is the most important reason you travel?
    • 48% of Canadians want to experience new adventures and explore new destinations
    • 32% of Canadians want to relax and get away from the daily grind of work
    • 18% of Canadians travel to create lifelong memories
  • When asked to choose the top three types of occasions you travel for, Canadians selected:
    • Family vacation or romantic getaway (98%)
    • A special occasion such as a honeymoon or wedding (35%)
    • A family reunion and business trip (Both received 21%)

About Transat Holidays

Transat Holidays provides its customers with the full range of holiday products. During the winter season, Transat Holidays focuses on sun vacations, offering a choice of more than 175 hotels, mainly in the Caribbean and Mexico; in summer, it offers an impressive array of flights, packages and tours to some 30 European destinations. Transat Holidays also offers a year-round selection of more than 150 cruises. 

** From September 14 to 19, 2010, Ipsos Descarie conducted an online survey among 2761 randomly selected Canadian adults. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 1.86%. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure samples representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

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