Published On: Sun, Jan 21st, 2018 Announces Top 10 Finalists for its CEO Search

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CANCUN, MexicoJan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —, a one-stop shop for those looking to vacation in Cancunand the surrounding areas of the Riviera Maya, today announced the top 10 finalists in its search for a Cancun Experience Officer (CEO) to be the face of the brand, and its newly launched website. The joint venture between Best Day Travel Group and TravelPass Group, who together operate, received more than 8,000 applications from candidates in 120 countries.

“We received thousands of applications from extraordinary candidates from every corner of the world and all walks of life, which made it even harder for us and voters to whittle the search down to just 10,” said Chad Meyerson, general manager at “We’re excited to meet the final candidates face-to-face in Cancun, one of the most remarkable travel destinations in the world. One lucky winner will be chosen for a once in a lifetime experience as our next CEO.”

Top 10 Finalists

  • Muriel ReboraBuenos Aires, Argentina, is a freelance video and photo creator, and a digital nomad and performer who’s been traveling and working remotely for two years
  • Tennessee Hauser and Collin HauserDallas, Texas, are photographers with a background in interior design and jazz performance
  • Rafael Melo and Jennifer BrillWashington, D.C., are self-employed content creators who quit their corporate America jobs to create content promoting travel on YouTube
  • Tess WicksChicago, Illinois, is a small-town midwestern woman who thrives off adventure, meeting others, and finding humor in everyday experiences
  • Meritxell MartorellBarcelona, Spain, is a journalist, former Heineken Spanish ambassador, and host of 21 Days, a Spanish national TV program
  • Greg Rola and Kaitlyn HoilesToronto, Canada, are social media influencers with the ability to demonstrate the affordability of travel on any budget
  • Jon WatsonOrlando, Florida, is a travel content creator who’s spent the past five years traveling the world in search of new adventures and experiences
  • Juliana Wynkoop and Martin Gomez GarciaSacramento, California, are bilingual YouTubers who share family-friendly travel videos about unique vacations
  • Rich BarberKhadijah BarberKhaliyah Barber, Khaiyah Barber and Tré BarberRaleigh, North Carolina, are a family of entrepreneurs with a passion for living an adventurous life
  • Ivan NanneyBoise, Idaho, is a travel addict and lifestyle designer with a drive to encourage others to prioritize experiences over possessions

The 10 finalists will attend an interview event in Cancun from January 26-31, 2018. It will include individual and team skill assessments, as well as activities and challenges hosted by Xcaret Park, one of the top attractions in the Cancun-Riviera Maya destination. Profiles for the 10 finalists will be displayed on The winner will be chosen and announced on January 31, 2018.

As part of’s CEO search and commitment to showcase the warmth, wonder and essence of Cancun as one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, the company has announced a sponsorship with the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Created to promote Cancun, the Cancun CVB is the official entity that interacts with key partners of the different markets around the world to create and develop promotions, marketing and public relations activities in order to highlight the many added values Cancun offers to the world.

“We can’t wait to host the top 10 finalists for the Cancun Experience Officer position and have them experience the best food, activities and accommodations that Cancun has to offer,” said Lizzie Cole, director general of the Cancun CVB. “’s search has garnered a lot of global attention for our beautiful destination. We’re grateful for the increased interest, and for all of the talented contestants who applied for the position.” is the premier online destination for those looking to vacation in Cancun, Mexico and the surrounding areas of the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula. The site features everything from reviews of local hotels and attractions, and the ability to book accommodations, excursions, experiences and transportation all-in-one online location.



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