Here’s your chance to virtually travel the world — and get paid for it.

By Stacey Leasca
June 09, 2020
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Destinations around the globe have gone digital. In an effort to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic, entire nations, cultural sites, national parks, museums, and more have taken to the internet to offer virtual tours to help people “travel” right from home. If you’ve been holding off on trying out virtual tours for yourself let us convince you with this enticing offer: Upgraded Points wants to pay you to take a virtual vacation.

“As the quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are getting very creative about how they stave off cabin fever,” the travel website explained in its announcement. “One way that museums, theme parks, and other businesses are helping to keep people sane is by creating virtual tours that can give people a break from reality and help them scratch that travel itch.”

It noted locations from Disney World to the Louvre have created digital experiences. And the company has found virtual vacations so inspiring that they’ve launched a new project to find one person to take 10 virtual tours and find the best one. And that person will be rewarded with $1,000 to use toward their future in-person travels.

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“We’re looking for someone to help us determine which of these virtual tours are the best ways to escape our quarantine cabin fever,” the company said. “We’ll be enlisting someone to take 10 virtual tours, review their best features, and pick one as their dream destination once it’s safe to travel again. In return, we’ll be awarding the person $1,000 in cash that can be put towards their dream trip.”

The company is specifically looking for an applicant who has a “healthy amount of wanderlust”  as well as a “passion” for art and exploration, strong attention to detail, and the availability to take 10 virtual tours within a month.

The company will then provide the winning applicant with an extensive list of virtual tours to choose from. The person will select their top 10, take the tours, and name a winner.

Want to apply? All you need to do is fill out the application and share why you’re the perfect person for the job. The winner will be selected and notified on June 30, 2020.