Backroads Accepting Applications for Coveted Trip Leader Positions for 2019 Season

July 5, 2019
Berkeley, CA

Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, today announced it is now accepting applications for Trip Leader, Camp Crew and Trip Prep Specialist positions for the 2019 season. Backroads runs biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips all over the world on six continents and in more than 60 countries. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for the job of a lifetime.

Backroads Trip Leaders are recognized as the best in the travel industry, consistently earning a 97% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill. Competition for these coveted roles is tough; according to the Washington Post (April 17, 2017), securing a field position with Backroads can be compared to gaining acceptance to an Ivy League college. But for those willing to brave the competition, their efforts are rewarded with the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world, including America’s national parks, Italy, Patagonia, Iceland, Hawaii and more. Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service with all the on-trip support, equipment and logistics, so Backroads guests are free to explore actively and stress free while traveling with the company.

“If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Backroads Trip Leader, we’d love to hear from you,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We are looking for passionate applicants who love people, customer service, problem solving and most of all exploring the world under your own power.”

To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and English fluency. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads’ celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company.

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