Surf Bondi Beach and kayak Sydney Harbour without getting wet? Fly a helicopter over Sydney Harbour without leaving the ground? Sounds impossible… but thanks to innovative new 360o video developed and launched today by Destination NSW it’s a reality. In an Australian tourism first, visitors can now participate in iconic Sydney experiences before they leave, providing inspiration to book their next trip and turn the digital experience into a real one.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60414-destination-nsw-experience-sydney-in-360
For one Grand Prize winner, the chance to discover a Decade of Kissimmee Memories with ten vacations to Central Florida’s premier vacation destination now awaits at www.decadeofmemories.com.
To enter the contest, eligible entrants are invited to write a story about how he or she would spend a decade of vacations in Kissimmee. Experience Kissimmee, the tourism marketing arm of Osceola County, Florida, will then select 25 semi-finalist entrants to bring their story to life with the destination’s Memory Maker Starter Kit containing a video camera and props from area attractions. Five finalist videos will be posted on Experience Kissimmee’s Facebook Page where the public will vote for their favorite entrant to win the Grand Prize – ten Kissimmee vacations with airfare, vacation villa accommodations at Westgate Resorts, and a rental car for the winner and up to five guests.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/59410-decade-of-kissimmee-memories/
Vivid Sydney, the largest light and music festival in the Southern Hemisphere, starts tonight with new events and large scale urban lighting never seen before in Sydney.
New South Wales Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay said Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of Australia's only global city between 27 May and 21 June.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/tourismnewsouthwales/42432/
Today marks the opening of the official Munch year in Norway, 150 years after the birth of the painter.
To celebrate the painter and the inspiring Norwegian landscape Visitnorway is releasing a short film, to show the modern day scream experiences in Norway.
We want people to share and join the celebration by creating the longest scream in the world, says the Norwegian director of tourism, Per-Arne Tuftin. The film is showing the modern day scream experiences in Norway, the only difference is, this time it is all about the positive experiences in life that make you scream.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58673-norway-makes-the-world-scream
Tourism Australia has released a short film entitled ‘Be Changed’ via YouTube aiming to inspire young international travellers and encourage them to embark on their own journey of discovery in Australia.
‘Be Changed’ was created by Infinity Squared and features a poem that was written and voiced by Bravo Child after viewing a short film inspired by Tourism Australia’s recent ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63919-tourism-australia-invites-the-youth-traveller-to-be-changed
Tucked inside Bangkok\'s busy urban metropolis in a wilderness of mangroves and palm trees is Bangkok Tree house. Bangkok Tree house is a eco- boutique hotel on Bang Kra Chao , a small island on Chao Phraya river. The lush landscape of Bang Kra Chao is the new favorite destination for a weekend getaway, Just 30 minutes away from the city center, Bangkok Tree house is where you can escape city life to find yourself surrounded by trees, breathe fresh air, and sleep under the stars.
Did you witness a movement that spread across European capital cities? Did you relate to this unprecedented protest against the approaching rainy autumn? Are you now dying to know the origins of the Movement for More Summer? It was born in the streets, relayed by the Internet and raced across social networks with dazzling speed, generating reactions and sharing of experience by over 20 000 Internet users, notably on Facebook and Twitter.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office originated this movement in an attempt to make Europeans, who are getting depressed at the idea of being stuck at work during endless working days, smile again. The MNTO has decided to launch a widespread, humorous and unexpected campaign through the whole of Europe to protest against the end of summer and defeat “back to work” gloominess. The Movement was thus launched in September using various phases in the approach, combining digital and event initiatives.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56633-moroccan-national-tourist-office
The Sultanate of Oman is a country with an enormous wealth of natural attractions, a fascinating culture and history spanning 6,000 years, stunning landscapes and warm, welcoming people. Straddling the Indian Ocean and offering a coastline of 3,165km, Oman offers a truly unspoilt and authentic taste of Arabia.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60626-oman-tourism
It is 100 years since a simple song was released to the public. A song that unites music legends Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash and The Pogues. One song that Elvis loved so much he had it played at his funeral. Yes, it’s the one and only Danny Boy. And it is celebrating its 100th birthday on June 21st, 2013. The song’s melody was first heard in Ireland in the streets of Limavady, County Londonderry where it was known as The Londonderry Air. However it wasn’t until 1910 that Frederick Weatherly, an Englishman, composed the lyrics for this melody. His famous words were published in 1913, making this year the song’s 100th anniversary.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62195-tourism-ireland-celebrates-100-years-of-danny-boy
A global plan to save coral reefs from complete eradication caused by climate change, pollution and poor fishing practices launched today at The Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali. The initiative, called 50 Reefs, brings together leading ocean, climate and marine scientists as well as conservation practitioners from around the world to develop a list of the 50 most critical coral reefs to protect.
50 Reefs will be the first global plan to save the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet. The final list and corresponding initiatives, to be announced later this year, will raise awareness of the increasing severity of climate change impacts on the ocean and catalyze the global action and investment required to protect these important reef systems for the future.
The launch comes at a perilous moment for coral reefs, as current estimates indicate that 90 percent will disappear by 2050. A unique philanthropic coalition of innovators in business, technology and government are supporting 50 Reefs, led by Bloomberg Philanthropies with The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, with the aim of preventing the worst economic, social, and environmental impacts of this enormous crisis.
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Deep in the heart of the Coral Sea, patriotic Australians and enthusiastic travelers today snorkeled and splashed their way to the opening of world’s most scenic and remote polling booth, placed on the Great Barrier Reef’s tiny sandbank island of Upolu Cay, 30 kilometers northeast of Cairns.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/52696-tourism-australia/