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2012-06-01 14:43

FIVE TRIPS TO PARADISE: You and four friends or family could with R130 000 and two weeks on a paradise island with satnav company TomTom. Find out how...

How would you and a group of family or friends like to earn R130 000 and two weeks on a tropical island – and yes, the job’s open to South Africans.

TomTom kicked off its Map Paradise Project today (June 1, 2012), a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for five families or groups to spend two weeks on a tropical island and earn £10 000 for mapping it.


The Map Paradise Project will help create five new navigable TomTom maps for the sunshine islands of Fiji, St Lucia, Mauritius, Cape Verde and the Seychelles. To apply, applicants simply need to fill in a form.

Successful applicants can take as many as four family members or friends with them to help map a paradise island. In total, five groups will be sent on all-expenses-paid mapping assignments and each group will earn £10 000.

No mapping experience is needed but, funnily enough, TomTom is looking for people who enjoy exploring beautiful places, don't mind great weather and who have a decent sense of direction. 

Those selected for the Map Paradise Project will simply need to drive around the island in a specially equipped mapping car. This mapping field work will take anything from a day to two weeks depending on how much time is spent sunbathing, swimming or exploring.


“The very first step in creating an accurate map is proper field work, and that is where the Map Paradise Project comes in,” said Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s MD.

“This project will not only create five new navigable maps but also give people a unique insight into how our maps are made. And where better to start mapping than on a beautiful paradise island.”

A short film introducing the TomTom Map Paradise Project can be viewed here.

How to apply:

Applicants simply need to fill out a form telling TomTom why they are the perfect group to map paradise. At least one person in the group must be able to drive. Five people are able to take part in each project.

The competition is open to residents in the UK, US, Canada, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ireland... and South Africa!

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