Over 9000 people from 162 countries in race for Best Job in the World

January 29th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): The Great Barrier Reefs dream job has attracted more than 9000 jobseekers from 162 countries, who would love to swim, snorkel and blog about it.

Desperate to win the “Best Job in the World”, thousands of jobseekers are seen bragging, begging, singing, and even getting tattooed to become tropical islands new caretaker.

Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said the campaign was arguably one of the most successful tourism campaigns ever, attracting more than 2.3 million people to its website.

“We have been absolutely thrilled by the response which has seen people from Paris to Mongolia and Kazakhstan to Chile logging onto the website,” News.com.au quoted Boyle as saying.

“They have been talking about it everywhere from online blog sites to local pubs, from work places to around the dinner table at night it has captivated the world,” he added.

The Best Job in the world is offering a six-month gig in which the successful applicant will live in a luxury Hamilton Island villa, explore the reef, its islands and wildlife, swim, snorkel and blog about it. (ANI)

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