TomTom has been the world leader amongst automobile navigation and location products and services. Their motto is to provide drivers with the best navigational equipment in the world. Recently, the company launched their “Map Paradise Project”. A chance for five groups (or families) to spend two weeks on a tropical island and earn a sum of 10000 Euros for mapping it. The islands will be in Fiji, Mauritius, St. Lucia, Seychelles and Cape Verde. To register, people just need to head over to TomTom’s website and register.
If you have seen the Amazing Race on AXN, then this is somewhat similar. Applicants who are chosen will be eligible to take along four family members or friends. They will be assigned a paradise island and they will have to map it. There will be five groups to map the various islands and TomTom will not only be paying for the expenses of the entire trip, they will also pay the applicants a sum of 10000 Euros each! What do you need to apply? Just a good sense of direction and a resistance to awesome weather (!). TomTom claims that the applicants need not have mapping experience.
Successful candidates will be given a “Map Project Paradise” car (which is similar to those that Google uses to photograph for their “Street view” project) and they will be needed to drive around the island. The car is fitted with special mapping and navigation equipment that will map the terrain as you drive. The process itself is very fast and easy, but the time it takes to finish the project depends solely upon the candidate’s efficiency of splitting time between exploring and sunbathing!
To apply for this win-win fully paid vacation you need to apply as a group (a group of maximum five members). Registrations are open and free (take a look at TomTom’s website). The competition is open for citizens of UK, US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Ireland and South Africa. This post has been sponsored by Tom Tom For more information about the Map Paradise Project .