NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jauntaroo, the world's best vacation matchmaker travel site, says it will open applications in the spring to hire a Chief World Explorer, "The Best Job Around the World."
Most travel websites only help travelers who know exactly where they want to go. Jauntaroo uniquely opens up the world for vacation planners by recommending travel destinations tailored to travelers' interests as well as their budgets.
The Chief World Explorer (CWE) will travel the globe for a year, engaging Jauntaroo.com visitors by sharing exciting experiences, videos and images from some of the world's most popular as well as off-the-beaten-path destinations. The CWE will also raise awareness on "VolunTourism", ways vacationers can help the communities they visit.
Jauntaroo donates $1 for each booking made through their site to "Travel With A Cause," its philanthropic initiative supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to education, health, and well-being.
"We firmly believe that travel has the power not only to open one's eyes to new cultures and experiences but also gives us the opportunity to leave a destination better than we found it," said Tom Wilson, Jauntaroo's Chief Commercial Officer.
In recent weeks, Jauntaroo has made major site enhancements including adding an Advanced Vacation Finder that allows travelers to view all the available options to customize their vacation search. Jauntaroo has just added 10 new icons for a total of nearly 60 vacation options. New vacation icons include: All Inclusive, At Sea, Dolphin Encounters, Kite/Wind Surfing, Horseback Riding, Walking Tours, Zip Lines, Bus Tours, Water Parks, and Zoo/Wildlife.
Instead of just comparing prices and hotels for specific locations, Jauntaroo first asks vacation planners about the type of trip they are interested in, activities they want to do and their budget. Whether they prefer mountains or beaches, family-friendly destinations or party/nightlife, they simply click up to five icons to pick from dozens of locations around the world that offer what they want within their budget.
From the prioritized list of natural search results, visitors view and become familiar with individual destination pages that provide a wealth of information including original descriptions, images, "Best Known For" activities, featured accommodations, to-do items and user reviews.
Jauntaroo offers about 300 global destinations – each with new destination page layouts. Travelers can also utilize the "Quick Find" search box for easy access to destinations and activities. Once through the "dreaming and planning" stages of researching the ideal vacation destination, Jauntaroo offers customers a booking portal.
"It's been an incredible launch year as we provide our customers both with classic and unexpected locations to enjoy what they love most," said Mr. Wilson. "We love to surprise visitors with destinations they never thought of visiting or even heard of, for that matter. We are making their world both bigger and smaller at the same time."
In the year since Jauntaroo launched, the site has provided customized destination recommendations for more than 50,000 people and has generated some 450,000 page views of detailed destination information.
Jauntaroo was formed by a team of travel industry executives, mathematicians, and travel enthusiasts who are constantly asked by friends, "Where should we go on vacation?" The quest to help friends answer this question led to the creation of Jauntaroo, Your Vacation Matchmaker. Jauntaroo is the world's best online vacation planning tool that delivers a customized and prioritized list of destinations; allowing customers to effectively and objectively explore and compare global destination based their own vacation preferences and budgets. www.jauntaroo.com
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