Job Offer: Travel the World For 3 Months For WOW Air

You love to travel and enjoy it so much that you are willing to pay to do it — that is a likely conclusion to assume if you are reading The Gate — but how would you like to get paid to travel for three months?

Job Offer: Travel the World For 3 Months For WOW Air

For the summer of 2018, WOW Air is seeking one ambitious traveler and a companion to become a correspondent who will move to Iceland and travel to some of the 38 destinations of the airline and turn the experience into a complete digital travel guide — and that person could be you if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You must be a minimum of 18 years of age and of legal age according to your home country legislation.
  • Only individuals can take part in the Travel Guide project. Companies, organizations, and WOW air employees are not permitted to take part.
  • Individuals must have a Facebook account to participate.
  • You must have good command of the English language and be able to express yourself and your ideas clearly in English.
  • By applying for the Travel Guide project you acknowledge that you are not employed by, contracted to or otherwise associated with any other airline anywhere in the world and that your participation in the project does not infringe with other contractual obligations of yours.
  • You must ensure that you are in good physical and mental health and, if requested by WOW air, prove that there is no medical, psychological or additional condition, injury or illness that could affect or hinder your participation in the Travel Guide project. You assert and warrant that you are not a user of any prohibited drug or substance. 
  • Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all entries by such methods, WOW air reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these terms and conditions.

What You Will Do as a Travel Guide

After moving to Iceland with your travel companion from Friday, June 1, 2018 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018, some of the tasks expected of you include:

  • Exploring:
    • Food: Find out the local secrets
    • Culture: How to act like a local
    • Nightlife: When and where to go…
    • Nature: Wildlife, parks and beaches
    • Transport: Uber, metro or bike?
    • Budget: Discover ways to stay on budget
  • Creating:
    • Vlogs showcasing each destination
    • Instagram stories with handy travel tips
    • Photographs that frame your experience
    • Any other form of creative media you can think of
    • A complete digital travel guide to the destinations
  • Enjoying:
    • Living and working in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Flying out to explore new countries all summer long
    • Sampling the best each destination has to offer
    • Earn money while having fun

What You Will Receive as a Travel Guide

Travel guides for WOW Air will receive:

  • Weeks of travel with flights, hotels, activities and travel allowance all paid for by WOW air. Travel Guides will also gain social media exposure and hopefully some priceless memories. 
  • Accommodation in Iceland: Travel Guides will stay at a furnished apartment in downtown Reykjavík, while in Iceland.
  • Hotels: WOW air will be taking care of choosing, booking and paying for Travel Guide hotels or other overnight accommodations when they are travelling on behalf of WOW air in connection with the Travel Guide project.
  • Flights: Flights will be provided by WOW air from and to WOW air’s destinations of the summer of 2018. If the Travel Guide’s domicile isn’t in one of WOW air’s destination cities the then Travel Guide is responsible for all travel expenses for the journey to the nearest WOW air’s destination.
  • Travel allowance: Payments made in accordance with regulations of Iceland.
  • Travel Guides will take eight trips to random WOW air destinations from Iceland. Each trip will last for 2-4 days. Travel Guides will also take a minimum of four domestic trips in Iceland. All trips will be taken over the course of ten weeks during the summer of 2018.

How to Apply For This Job

To apply for this job, follow the instructions below by Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:59 in the afternoon Coordinated Universal Time:

  • Create a video of your home town between 60 seconds and 120 seconds in duration
  • Go to the Travel Guide application site of WOW Air
  • Complete all of the necessary information
  • Upload your video
  • Link all social media accounts — Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and others if applicable
  • Then wait, as the Travel Guide of WOW Air will be presented on the official social media sites of WOW Air on Friday, May 18, 2018

Select Terms and Conditions

No purchase or payment is required or necessary to enter, play, win or claim a prize; and a purchase or payment will not increase your odds or chances of winning.

Other terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


This promotion is the latest iteration of “jobs” where you will get paid to travel the world if you are selected from one of the hundreds or thousands of applicants. Similar promotions in the past included ones from The New York Times and THIRDHOME.

Are you the travel guide whom WOW Air wants to hire for the summer? If so, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Source: WOW Air.

5 thoughts on “Job Offer: Travel the World For 3 Months For WOW Air”

  1. Pete says:

    Why in the hell does everyone want now videos to sign up for anyhting. Thats BS

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      My assumption is that creating a video takes time and effort, Pete — which should weed out a significant number of applicants — plus; I suppose they want to see a sample of the creativity which will go into the travel guide.

  2. Krish says:

    Could you tell me please, when is the deadline of the video submission?
    Thank You

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      You must submit your video by Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:59 in the afternoon Coordinated Universal Time at the latest, Krish.

      Good luck to you!

  3. Hi, my name is Roberto Serrini, and I was the winner of WOW Air’s travel guide contest this year… after a whirlwind summer WOW being over (and the airline to boot unfortunately) I’ve written what the experience was like here:

    Thought you might be interested in what it was like to win a dream job.



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