More than 6,000 apply for ‘best job in Turkey’
The “professional tourist,” who will be paid 30,000 Turkish Liras per year, is expected to tour resorts in the area and share his or her experiences on social media, daily Habertürk reported on May 30.
Students, businesspeople, photographers, social media experts, tourism guides, teachers, doctors and travel enthusiasts are among those who have applied for the job, it added.
Ortaca Municipality, which includes popular spots such as Dalyan, İztuzu Beach and the ancient city of Kaunos, will cover the costs of the project in collaboration with local business owners and NGOs. The area is also one of the main breeding grounds for loggerhead sea turtles, caretta carettas, in the Mediterranean.
The deadline for applications to become the municipality’s “professional tourist” is July 14.