A good leader can make or break a tour and will need to suit the company they will keep. For Southeast Asia backpacker tours this means having the energy of a Duracell Bunny, able to cope with both alcoholic overindulgence and cultural overload.
There’s no guarantee any of these three tour companies are hiring right now but if you wish a life of Full Moon parties, backpacker bars, river trips, pool parties, jungle treks and golden temples it is worth putting your name in front of their hiring manager for when they are.
Having lived the dream before, travelling and working in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Europe, two backpackers met in a London pub and decided to create a lifestyle centred around showing people the time of their lives in paradise. From one tour in Thailand they have opened an office and travel shop on their island home of Koh Phangan, and invite applications for tour leaders who should be fun but responsible natural entertainers, able to get on with people from all over the world and all walks of life.
More information at www.trutravels.com/trufamily/join-us/.
The group leaders here should be able to combine the fun, energy and responsibility needed to deal with the young party crowd attracted to ThaIntro’s short group backpacking trips around Thailand. To bag the job you need to have travelled in Thailand and have a good knowledge of the country, .have excellent communication skills, be computer literate and have good basic admin skills, and willing to spend a minimum of four months in Thailand.
More information at thaintro.com/work-for-thaintro.
Free & Easy
If you have been on a Free & Easy trip to Southeast Asia, Central America or Europe, they invite you to pique their hiring guru’s interest with a video introduction. Applicants must be available from at least April to July and willing to do another season of travelling beyond that.
More information at www.freeandeasytraveler.com/why-travel-free-easy/epic-jobs/trip-leader.
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