The Brel Team

April 13, 2010 11:02 ET

Toronto Couple Makes Shortlist for Ultimate Job Competition

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - A Toronto couple has become one of only a few Canadians on a shortlist to land what might be the ultimate travel job: Honeymoon Tester.

Following the success of the "Ultimate Job in the World" contest last year in Australia, Irish travel agency RunawayBrideAndGroom.com launched the latest in a spate of dream job competitions: six months traipsing the globe, being paid to test out the world's most romantic wedding and honeymoon locations.

The top-voted Canadian entrants, newlyweds Brendan Powell, a veteran travel tour guide and freelance travel writer/photographer, and Melanie Piche, beat out tens of thousands of video entries to make the list of 50 finalists. Contestants' 80-second videos are open to public voting until April 17th 2010, when the field further narrows to 10 couples; the video with the most votes wins an automatic bye to the final round. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at a gala dinner in Dublin, Ireland at the end of April.

Proposed locations for the gruelling assignment include luxury resorts in Zanzibar, Kenya, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Jordan, Hawaii and naturally, Ireland.

The young company boasts that the viral campaign has drawn millions of euro in publicity and attracted over 10 million hits to their site (www.runawaybrideandgroom.com).

To see Brendan and Melanie's video entry and cast your vote, go to: www.runawaybrideandgroom.com/ultimatejob/user/profile/800

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