A travel specialist has today announced the search for the first ever Chief Kids Officer

Job of a lifetime (no adults allowed): Kids’ dream role as official junior travel photographer

Laura Bond
Authored by Laura Bond
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 16:26

A travel specialist has today announced the search for the first ever Chief Kids Officer (CKO), looking for the best budding child photographer to document what it’s like to holiday as a child at tripAbrood’s family accommodation and in return receive free family holiday accommodation for an entire year*. 

The company is calling for applicants to ‘demonstrate their fabulous photography skills, an eye for creativity and a love for adventure’ by submitting up to three photos they have taken during a summer holiday - whether that’s jetting off overseas, enjoying a staycation or having fun in their local park. tripAbrood is looking for applications that show excellent places for kids to explore, unusual attractions or beautiful wildlife, in particular. 

Launched to gain a unique children’s perspective on the family holiday experience, tripAbrood CEO and Founder Alexa-Maria Rathbone Barker - herself a mother of three - will be judging the application process alongside the author, blogger and popular family influencer Emma Conway known on Instagram as @brummymummyof2

The CKO role is open to anyone aged 5 to 12 years old, with entries closing on Friday 24th September. Shortlisted applicants and their family will be called for a fun Zoom interview to pick the final winner. 

The winner and their family will receive free family holiday accommodation for a year and a digital camera, on the proviso that they document their holidays with photographs and content giving their unique perspective on the accommodation, and helping other families decide which destinations are best for their family. Selected runner-ups will receive a brand new Polaroid camera. 

 To apply to become tripAbroods first ever CKO, visit https://tripabrood.com/cko.

 Alexa-Maria Rathbone Barker, CEO and Founder of tripAbrood, says: “The process of finding the right family holiday, especially your ideal accommodation, can be a real nightmare for parents. In fact, I was driven to found tripAbrood by experiencing some family holiday disasters myself - I was convinced there must be an easier way to plan family holidays. 

“As parents, the main thing we want from our family holidays is for our kids to enjoy themselves, experience fun and new activities and culture, and ultimately come home more enriched. And I’m sure we’ll be craving that enriching experience more than ever after the majority of us have spent a good chunk of the past year and a half cooped up in our homes.

“Kids bring their own incredibly unique perspective to holidays and we hope our new Chief Kids Officer will help families choose the destination and accommodation that suits them and their children. I can’t wait to see what creativity kids bring to their applications, keep an eye on our website and socials because we’ll be showcasing some of the best and most creative entries that might just inspire your next holiday destination”

Parenting blogger Emma Conway, also known as brummymummyof2 across social media, commented "I was so excited to be asked to help judge the Chief Kids Officer tripAbrood competition. Family holidays can be so much fun and really engaging for kids, and it can be a real shame when stresses around finding the right accommodation or activities for kids get in the way of enjoying them fully

I’m really looking forward to seeing all the journeys that families have been on through the eyes of their children, and can’t wait to help choose the lucky Chief Kids Officer and see what adventures they and their family have over the next year!"

The Chief Kids Officer will be announced 11th October 2021 just ahead of tripAbrood updating its entire website and user interface, making it easier than ever for families to choose the right holiday destinations and accommodation for them.

You can see more information about tripAbrood’s Chief Kids Officer search and apply here.


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