‘Whenever the sign is on, fasten your seat belt securely. Insert the metal tag into the buckle and tighten by pulling on the loose end’ – This is something we have all probably heard too many times before. How many times have you heard exactly this and immediately switched off, much to the disdain of flight attendants?
Airline safety demonstrations are something that are likely to always be with us and to make passengers actually pay attention, many airlines have introduced light hearted videos. In the past, watching a host or hostess perform the demonstration, was more likely to induce a coma than elation.
These often weird but wonderful videos can feature celebrities or simply cartoons with culture specific humor. Not only have these videos been providing amusement for their passengers but they have also gone on to gain cult status for many of the airlines.
Air New Zealand is probably the most well-known company for this, gaining a name for its hilariously quirky safety videos. In the past, many of these have gone viral, capitalizing on major pop culture icons such as Snoop Dogg, players from the All Blacks and even Peter Jackson’s latest film, ‘The Hobbit’.
Make sure you check out these videos!
Australia has taken a traditional non creative route with taxis – we see the regular taxi sedans, station wagons, maxi taxis and sometimes there is the occasional limo taxi sighting. Other countries have taken it a step further and use taxis to showcase their culture and in some cases their sense of humour!
Most of us know the Tuk-tuks of Asia, but have you ever heard of the Llama taxi or a taxi for your dog (bike dog taxi)? Here is a look at some interesting taxis from around the world.
A movie like ‘The Hangover’ has inspired boy’s trips to Las Vegas and Thailand. ‘Sex and the City’ has turned New York into the dream destination for all young, single and fashion hungry ladies. ‘Indiana Jones’ has played on the adventurous travellers; and what kid doesn’t want to find a way to swim with Nemo and Dory after watching ‘Finding Nemo
Without even realizing it, a simple movie could be just what you need to inspire your next holiday adventure
As summer slowly comes to an end our days of sun, beach and music will be put on hold for a few months. For those that like to keep the summer vibes going, Europe’s Summer Music festival is the perfect destination. This year’s festival line up is definitely not to be missed and should be enough to entice anyone to venture on an unscheduled escape from the Australian winter.
So here it is – your essential guide to the best times to be had in 2013!