Winners of the Best Jobs in the Travel Business

By Marisa Lascala - 2013-10-25T16:29:53Z

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Allan Dixon

From: Arklow, Ireland

Winner: Outback Adventurer for Australia Tourism, September 2013–February 2014

Job duties: "To document/film/photograph all the events, festivals, adventures, tours; try "days-in-the-life" of other jobs on cattle stations, bars, hostels; and do as much cool stuff in the Northern Territory of Australia as I can."

Why do you think you were selected for the job? "I really pushed my body and mind to do the best I could—producing numerous videos, getting my friends to rally up support, taking creative photos, and using Twitter to get celebrities' endorsements. "

What are the best perks of the job? "I get to choose the projects myself. If I want to work alongside crocodiles, then I can think up of a cool project that involves Tourism NT and crocodiles. "

What's been the most memorable moment so far?"The most memorable thing happened while on a turtle tracks tour in Darwin. We saved a baby turtle from dehydrating after it hatched. Dug him out of the sand and set him free in the ocean."

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