Red Roof® Launches Student Support Program, Offering Discounts to Help College Students Across the Nation Find Alternative Housing

Columbus, Ohio – March 25, 2020 – Red Roof®, the leader in upscale economy lodging, understands the difficulty of this uncertain time, especially for university and continuing education students who were suddenly displaced as a result of campuses closing due to CDC protocols in response to COVID-19.  Mandated closings of schools across the country have left many with nowhere to go, as student housing and meal plans are suspended. Many students are in limbo and not able to return home due to travel restrictions and personal and professional obligations. With many hotels close to college campuses, Red Roof has launched the Student Support Program to help students who can’t get home find stability and an immediate place to stay.  The Support Program provides students with a 30% discount, per room, for stays at participating locations across the country including Red Roof Inn® and Red Roof PLUS+® properties. Students looking for longer term accommodation, seven days or more, will receive a $25 Amazon gift card to help purchase essential items.

“We know there is a real need for students who are scrambling to find a place to stay and may be far away from their hometown and family with nowhere to go,” says Marina MacDonald, CMO at Red Roof.  “Red Roof has many locations near colleges and universities, and we have created the Student Support Program to provide secure and safe accommodations to give students some stability and peace of mind.”

Students must show valid college identification to receive the 30% discount and weekly stay incentive.  Rooms include Fast. Free. Verified.* WiFi that will allow students to be connected and engaged with virtual learning and e-classes during their stays. Pets can travel with students and always stay free. Students looking for accommodations close to campuses can book through May 15 and can stay through May 31, 2020 using VP code 627535.

Students are encouraged to book direct online here, by calling 800.RED.ROOF or by calling or booking at a specific participating property. Third Party Bookings are not eligible. This offer may not be combined with other discounts or offers. Subject to availability. Not available at Hometowne Studios by Red Roof.

For more details on the Student Support Program and to access a full list of participating properties**, please click here.

*Verified Wi-Fi at participating locations.

**Participating properties will offer the student discount and operate in line with local and national government policies and guidelines.

About Red Roof®
Red Roof is an award-winning leader in the lodging industry with franchises, corporate managed and corporate owned properties, recognized for creating the innovative Upscale Economy® segment serving millions of guests each year. Known for obsessively listening to consumers, Red Roof offers travelers a consistently high-quality experience at an affordable price. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof has over 650 properties in the U.S. and has expanded internationally to Brazil, Canada and Japan. Whether business or leisure, short trips or extended stays, in the hearts of cities or on the road, Red Roof has a property for every traveler, delivering an enhanced experience at a value price. Red Roof is pet-friendly, as one well-behaved pet is welcome per room, nationwide, at no additional cost*. Ranging from economy to upper midscale, Red Roof’s portfolio of brands includes: Red Roof Inn® and Red Roof PLUS+®, allowing guests to Sleep Easy. Spend Less®. with enhanced amenities at a value price; The Red Collection®, a hyper-local soft brand in the Hearts of Cities You Love™; and Home Towne Studios by Red Roof®, offering guests A Brand New Way to Extended Stay™. Red Roof offers franchisees Genuine Relationships. Real Results. ® – a unique owner-operator experience establishing common ground with franchisees. To join Red Roof’s industry-leading loyalty program, RediRewards™, or for reservations, visit redroof.com or call 800.RED.ROOF.

Media Contact:
Andrea Thompson
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
305.443.5454
andrea.thompson@hkstrategies.com

Help for College Students: Free Webinar About Staying Healthy and Motivated to Succeed in an Online-Learning Environment

BOSTON – March 24, 2020 – As more than 1,000 U.S. college campuses close and move instruction online because of the COVID-19 crisis, many students are facing challenges navigating online learning while dealing with the stresses of daily life. For those impacted, Cengage is providing free access to all eTextbooks and digital courseware for the remainder of the Spring semester. Cengage is also hosting a free webinar to help students with online learning and staying motivated during this difficult time.

WHAT: 5 Tips for Staying Motivated and Healthy While Learning at Home

Students are invited to participate in a live 30-minute webinar hosted by experts in student success and a fellow student. The webinar will provide tips for succeeding in an online-learning environment with a live Q&A at the end.

WHO: The presenters include:

• Grace Nowlin, a junior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who has taken more than six online classes while balancing work and family life as a Cengage Student Ambassador;
• Essie Childers, a professor of Learning Frameworks, Study Skills and Developmental Reading at Blinn College in Central Texas; and
• Alfred Lara, an instructor in Human Services who has taught at San Jacinto College in Houston since 2006.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register for the free Zoom webinar here.

A recording will also be posted following the event here: https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
kristina.massari@cengage.com

For U.S. College Students at Campuses Impacted by COVID-19, Free Access to Cengage eTextbooks and Digital Courseware is Available

Faculty and Administrators Have Access to Free Online Course Setup, Peer-to-Peer Guidance for Moving Courses Online

BOSTON—March 19, 2020 — U.S. college students whose campuses are impacted by COVID-19 have free access to all Cengage eTextbooks and digital courseware for the remainder of the Spring semester, the company has announced.

Students can access the materials for free via Cengage Unlimited regardless of whether their instructor uses Cengage materials.  Cengage Unlimited includes more than 22,000 eTextbooks, digital learning platforms/access codes and study guides.

In addition, for faculty and administrators who need to quickly move their classes online, Cengage is offering free support, including: setting up online courses, hosting webinars and holding peer-to-peer “Office Hours” led by instructors who offer best practices for online instruction.

More information about these free resources is available at https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/.  Faculty may also contact their local Cengage representative.

“Millions of students and instructors have had their lives thrown into turmoil as a result of this unprecedented public health crisis.  We want to do everything possible to support them, starting with providing free access to our digital materials and platforms, as well as connecting faculty with their peers for online teaching support,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
kristina.massari@cengage.com

Phi Kappa Phi Suspends Study Abroad Grant Program

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society, today announced the temporary suspension of its Study Abroad Grant program.

The Society has been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and based on the current uncertainty regarding travel, the Study Abroad Grant program has been temporarily suspended. Applications and letters of recommendation that have been received for the 2020 competition will be kept on file and reviewed in the upcoming academic year (Fall).

Each year the Society awards seventy-five $1,000 Study Abroad Grants to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

If you have questions about your application, please contact Kelli Partin at kpartin@phikappaphi.org. We appreciate your patience at this time.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

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Media Contact
Alyssa Perez
Communications Director
aperez@phikappaphi.org
(225) 923-7777

Studio City and PXL Offer Career Paths in Film and TV Marketing

Bi-Coastal Company Has More Emmy Awards Than Any Other Marketing Agency in North America

LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2020) – Studio City and PXL – partner agencies specializing in entertainment, media, digital, political marketing and motion graphic design – want college and university students studying film, television or any related field to consider a career in media marketing. This job path allows graduates to work hands-on with major studios while using what they learned from their studies. If students are interested in working in media within political campaigning, sister company National Strategies Media is also looking to employ graduates focused on creating a modern approach for political strategies.

There are many aspects of marketing that can become career paths for graduating college students, and Studio City and its partnering companies can offer students the ability to learn and grow while exploring their options. Studio City is TV and Film production based, sister company National Strategies Media is political campaign based and partner company PXL is web and social media based. Studio City and its partners are looking for talented students to join their team through internship and job opportunities.

“Many film and television students are unaware of the secure job path of media marketing and we hope to change that,” said Stu Weiss, Chief Creative Officer of Studio City. “TV marketing careers allow young professionals to be creative and utilize knowledge from their studies while working with all the major entertainment companies. Here at Studio City, we know strong talent lies outside of Los Angeles and New York and we seek talent from all over the country to join our innovative marketing team. We offer a supportive environment that allows staff to cultivate their professional careers.”

“Studio City has a proven track record of growing leaders from within,” said Joe Tamanini, President of Studio City. “I started here as an intern. Several Editors, Creative Directors, and Production Managers have started from entry level positions fresh out of college and then have been elevated to leadership roles within the company. We’re very proud of that.”

With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Studio City, National Strategies Media and PXL employ over 70 writers, producers, graphic designers, web and application developers, and editors. Each year, Studio City produces over 12,000 spots for ABC/Disney, CBS, CBS Domestic, NBCUniversal, Debmar-Mercury, Fremantle, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros, creating compelling and targeted messaging across all media and audiences. PXL has produced digital marketing campaigns for Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and others.

Studio City’s talented staff hail from colleges and universities across the country with varying degree backgrounds. Students interested in learning more about internship and career opportunities at Studio City can visit: https://www.studiocity.com/careers/.

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STUDIO CITY / PXL
Entertainment, Media, Digital and Political Marketing and Motion Graphic Design since 1995. Based in New York and Los Angeles, 2-Time Emmy and Clio Award-winning Studio City /PXL is the world’s only entity producing original marketing content every day for every major studio. Each year, Studio City produces over 12,000 spots for ABC/Disney, CBS, CBS Domestic, NBC/Universal, Debmar-Mercury, Fremantle, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Their work is seen every day in more than 100-million homes in the US. In 2012, Studio City launched its original content division, which created Dish Nation (Nightly on FOX), Building Off The Grid (DIY), co-productions like The 44th, 45th & 46th Daytime Emmy Awards, and is in development on multiple scripted and unscripted series’.

NATIONAL STRATEGIES MEDIA
National Strategies Media is a political marketing agency that blends cutting edge digital technologies with 25 years of television marketing experience to bolster awareness and engagement for progressive campaigns and organizations. “Nat Strat” as its familiarly known, got its start in the 2018 cycle working with campaigns across the country, most notably with California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. More recently, Nat Strat has been creating ads for former Senator Barbara Boxer’s PAC For A Change which is aimed at flipping the Senate in the 2020 election cycle. National Strategies Media strives to elevate campaign content by harnessing the Emmy and Clio award winning creative of parent company Studio City/PXL to connect with voters across every demographic and geography in new and innovative ways.

Media Contact:
Allied Global Marketing
Carley Alderman
(O): (323) 330-8849
calderman@alliedglobalmarketing.com

April Tonsil
(O): (646) 500-8738
atonsil@alliedglobalmarketing.com

The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Spring

ATLANTA, March 2, 2020 – The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is hiring 80,000 associates this spring in preparation for its busiest season of the year. Over the next several months, jobseekers can apply for positions close to home and school, as 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Home Depot store.

All available roles offer tuition reimbursement and a number of other great benefits. The Home Depot grants $1,500 toward tuition, starting on day one, for part-time hourly employees (full-time hourly employees receive $3,000 and salaried employees receive $5,000). The employer has reimbursed over $136M over the past 15 years. Students will receive comprehensive on-the-job training to learn valuable soft skills like problem solving, teamwork, and customer service, as well as home improvement skills. Additional benefits include backup dependent care for children and elders, discounts on items, such as cell phones and laptops, and paid family leave after one year of service.

Many of the part-time positions will be staffed in The Home Depot’s garden center, which gives associates a chance to work with their hands and help community members start spring projects. In addition to these positions, the company is hiring for overnight freight, merchandising and other customer service roles across store departments, as well as warehouse associates for its distribution centers. To help associates get up to speed quickly, the company provides innovative training programs and tools, including a gamified mobile app, e-learning, and on-the-job coaching.

“When you join The Home Depot, you’re joining a winning team built on our core values and associate-centric culture,” said Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources. “More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates, which is a testament to our commitment to growing the careers of our people.”

Did you know The Home Depot also offers internships? Half of The Home Depot’s interns worked in field or store positions in 2019, and and 70 percent of the company’s interns received full-time or returning offers at the end of their internship programs. Indeed.com also named it one of the Top 10 Best Internship programs.

For jobseekers looking for a sense of community in the workplace and resume building opportunities, The Home Depot offers associates many outlets to give back, both at work and through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force. Team Depot enables every associate to give back to their communities through volunteer projects, from disaster response to veterans housing. Since 2011, Home Depot associates have impacted more than 45,000 homes and facilities for veterans in all 50 states.

Interested jobseekers should visit careers.homedepot.com for a quick and easy application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

The Home Depot is one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, as well as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2020, according to Forbes.

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2018, The Home Depot had sales of $108.2 billion and earnings of $11.1 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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Caitlin Harvey
Manager, Corporate Communications
770-384-3298
Caitlin_Harvey@homedepot.com

Young Adults, ages 18-25, Grieving a Death Loss Need to Get this App

A New App is available for Young Adults, ages 18-25, Grieving a Death Loss, and for the Professionals who serve them

Presented by Actively Moving Forward®, a HealGrief® program. HealGrief® is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization

In the United States, research suggests one in three college students experience the death of a family member or close friend in any 12-month period. With nearly 20 million students enrolled in American universities in 2019 and the number of traumatic crises ever-increasing in communities and on college campuses, that means that at any given moment, more than 6.6 million college students are grieving a death loss.

The AMF App has been created for young adults, aged 18-25 who are grieving a death loss, to connect on a whole new level. The app is a tool to find support, deepen connections, engage with groups, find events, webinars, and a host of other valuable and helpful resources. Users must first register using the link below to verify and protect the safety of all users.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AMF_App

The AMF app is available in the App Store on iOS and the Play Store on Android devices. Once registered, new community members will receive download and sign up instructions.

Grief support is essential for young adults, ages 18-25. The ability to process grief and adapt to a new normal after a death loss leads to improved grades, higher graduation rates and the ability to maintain strong personal and professional bonds with family, friends and the community at large.

Visit https://healgrief.org/amfapp/ to learn more.

The mission of HealGrief® is to provide a social support network offering tools and resources to support a healthy post-bereavement growth. Actively Moving Forward® (AMF), a HealGrief® program, is specifically for young adults ages 18-25. It was created in response to the lack of resources and support available to the astonishing number of young adults that are grieving a death loss.

Additional resources for publication – Public Service Announcement:

A 60-second informative video can be found in the link below and radio/TV description is also below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e3uje8s2kxthuzu/AMF%20App.mp4?dl=0

There are 30 million young adults in the United States.
10 million are grieving a death loss.
No one needs to grieve alone.
If you are grieving and between the ages of 18-25, the AMF App is for you.
Register now at HealGrief.org/AMFApp. That’s H-E-A-L-G-R-I-E-F.org/AMFApp
Get connected, feel supported and be empowered.

Contact
Fran Solomon – fran@healgrief.org
Shannon Maganiezin – shannon@prodigimark.com

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Turn Social Security into a personal investment fund YOU own

The AMERICAN INDEPENDENT WEALTH ACCOUNT (the AIWA) system. The AIWA system will unify with Social Security “retirement” to create, for all employed/self-employed/home managing Americans, personally owned mutual fund investment holdings. What were payroll taxes you would have been paying in the future to Uncle Sam will become investment dollars that are yours to build a retirement “nest egg.” Anytime, day or night, your smartphone will tell you what you’re worth.

Dear College-age Americans -

It will be 40+ years until you will be enjoying your retirement parties.  However, planning, saving and investing for your old-and-gray years should start NOW!

The AMERICAN INDEPENDENT WEALTH ACCOUNT (AIWA) system is designed to integrate and unify with the Social Security “retirement” (SSR) system established in 1935.  Once any American is employed, self-employed, or managing a home, the AIWA system will start building personal wealth for him/her in a national “mutual fund.”  How will this work?

As of late 2019, there are approximately 163 million employed/self-employed/home-managing Americans.  The AIWA system will create a gigantic pool of investment money. This money will mainly come from, what, since 1935, has been the Social Security “retirement” tax dollars taken from Americans salaries, wages and/or self-employment income.

This pool of investment money will be used to make a wide range of safe, secure investments across the U S and world economies.  As stated above, all 163 million working Americans will own shares of stock in this national mutual fund investment pool.

The term “entitlement” is often applied to SSR money paid to today’s retirees.  This is a totally incorrect term.  Two U S Supreme Court decisions, Helvering vs. Davis (1937) and Fleming vs. Nestor (1960) confirm that money withheld for SSR from paychecks is a TAX.  No one, whether young and paying in, or old and collecting, is entitled to a dime of the money.  (Credit to the CATO Institute for the Supreme Court references).

Young, working America, the AIWA system will change this totally.  Under the AIWA, the mutual fund shares that are purchased with what had previously been SSR taxes you paid Uncle Sam, will be your personal property.  And, more importantly, these mutual fund shares YOU own will be in addition to any other 401K, 403B, or any other type of employer-provided retirement plans you might enjoy over the next 40+ years, or investments you make on your own.

On your smartphone you will be able to look up a full record of all the money that has gone into your AIWA, and the market value of your stock portfolio, any day, any time.

There are more details about the operation and unification of the AIWA system with SSR on the website www.constitutionalsupporttax.net, the CST Site, in sections four and five of the CST Site.

((When you study the details, it will quickly become clear that to “save” the 1935 SSR for current retirees and future retirees (i.e., YOU), implementing the AIWA system now, 2020, is MANDATORY)).

In addition, there are two other proposals explained on the CST Site that will enhance the value of the AIWA when the three are implemented as a package.

When will the AIWA and its two companion proposals go into effect?  Frankly, young Americans, this is up to you.  Start contacting your friends, family, and, most important, your U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives.  Please direct your Senators and Congressmen/women to the CST Site, www.constitutionalsupporttax.net., sections four and five.  Remember, they want reelection more than life itself.  Your polite, numerous and frequent contacts will enhance their understanding of the AIWA system.

This press release is intended for all Americans, especially those 18 to 22 years old, AND their parents, aunts and uncles and more, many of whom are likely under age 50.  They will benefit substantially as well.

Educate yourselves and Congress.  Doing so will put the AIWA in place in short order. The AIWA will be immeasurably beneficial to your financial futures.  Research the CST Site (website).  Think about what you read.  Direct your friends to it.  Get their thoughts.  You’ll likely be quick to inform Congress.

Media Contact
cst.net@aol.com

Cengage Announces Plan to Offer eTextbook Option within Cengage Unlimited

New eTextbook Option Builds on Success of the Cengage Unlimited Subscription Service

Students to Have Unlimited Access to More Than 14,000 eTextbooks, Tutoring, Test Prep and College Success/Career Support for $69.99 a Semester

BOSTON—January 14, 2020 –Cengage today announced that it will offer an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited, giving students access to more than 14,000 ebooks, study tools and more for $69.99 a semester. Available in August 2020, Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks will also include free access to college success and career support, including activities in resume-building, financial literacy and time management.

“While I’m encouraged that college affordability remains an important part of the national economic debate, the reality is that paying for college is about more than tuition,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage.  “New models like Cengage Unlimited, the industry’s first all-access subscription for textbooks and course materials, are making an impact, yet too many students still face obstacles when trying to access and pay for college.

“That’s why we will be offering students an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited.  It is designed to support students who need additional options that fit their learning needs and budgets, yet don’t need a full Cengage Unlimited subscription that includes online homework access codes.  And it’s accessed via the subscription model that students have overwhelmingly embraced in other areas of their lives,” Hansen continued.

In addition to the ebooks and other tools, those who prefer print can order up to four print textbook rentals for $7.99 each with free shipping. Students may upgrade to a full Cengage Unlimited subscription that includes online homework access codes/courseware.

Since commercial availability in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited has seen rapid adoption by students and colleges, with more than two million subscriptions sold.  Students have saved $125 million using the subscription to date.  These savings are expected to grow to $160 million by the end of the current school year.

A survey conducted by Morning Consult found that after tuition, paying for textbooks and course materials is the biggest source of financial stress for students.  In addition, almost three-quarters of students prefer access to ownership when it comes to their learning materials.

“We work very closely with faculty to understand what they and their students need.  And overwhelmingly what we’ve heard is that they want a variety of options for their students,” said Fernando Bleichmar, EVP and General Manager of Higher Education and Skills, Cengage. “While some companies are limiting format and access options, Cengage is expanding them.  We will continue to be the partner that delivers what our customers want.”

Starting this month, students can also access all of their Cengage etextbooks offline via the free Cengage Mobile App. Available on iOS and Android devices, the app provides offline e-reader capabilities, allowing students to download entire eTextbooks to their smartphone.  Once downloaded, students can highlight, make notes, search and bookmark the reading material, regardless of whether they are connected to the internet or working offline.  In addition to e-reader capabilities, the Cengage Mobile app provides organizational tools, study materials and push notifications to help students stay on track.

Students can see which courses use Cengage at their institution via an interactive Savings Map.

For more information about Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks, visit: www.cengage.com/unlimited/etextbooks.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
kristina.massari@cengage.com

 

Backroads Travel is Hiring Trip Leaders for the 2020 Season

Apply Now for One of the Adventure Travel Industry’s Best Jobs

Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced open positions for Trip Leader and other field based roles for the 2020 season. For more than 40 years, Backroads has been running biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips worldwide, in more than 60 countries. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for the job of a lifetime. The company is particularly seeking bilingual candidates who have a true interest in connecting with and serving others.

Backroads Trip Leaders are recognized as the best in the travel industry, consistently earning a 98% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill. Often referred to as a ‘lifestyle’ – Backroads Trip Leaders work hard intense events that include high physical and social activity. It’s a rewarding job for those who are flexible, adaptable, resourceful and adventurous, and want the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world. From America’s national parks, to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Iceland, and beyond, Backroads Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service and on-trip support, enabling guests to enjoy their Backroads adventure stress free.

“Backroads Trip Leaders and Field Staff are the best in the business,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We’re looking for a wide variety of people, interests and skillsets for the 2020 travel season. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for Backroads, we’d love to hear from you.”

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company. Backroads is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and have English fluency. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.

For more information and to apply, go to: www.backroads.com/leaders

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit backroads.com. Or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

Media Contact
Liz Einbinder
Backroads
510-292-2753
liz_einbinder@backroads.com