'Best Job in the World' winner becomes Tourism Queensland ambassador

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Melbourne, Dec 15 (ANI): 'Best Job in the World' winner Ben Southall is set to go around the world as a Tourism Queensland salesman after his six-month job as island caretaker gets over.

The UK charity worker will complete his stint as Great Barrier Reef caretaker on December 31 and from January 1 he will work as Tourism Queensland ambassador, where he'll tour US, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, along with other former Best Job candidates.

According to The Courier Mail, Southall will settle in Brisbane and will be paid a six-figure salary, plus expenses, as a global tourism ambassador to promote Queensland.

Southall's new 18-month stint will involve working closely with Tourism Queensland's 14 international offices and speaking at high profile events in Japan, South Korea, China and Europe.

He will also appear in a six-part National Geographic documentary series exploring the Queensland islands through his eyes.

"It would have been far too busy for a lot of people. Some might have expected from the campaign that they'd be sitting on their bums in a hammock on a desert island, but that would have bored me after two weeks," News.com.au quoted Southall as saying.

"So I'm glad they kept me as busy as I've been," he added. (ANI)

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