Canadian airline, Westjet, has made some clever YouTube clips over the years, some of which we've featured on TravelGumbo. This might be one of their better efforts. It's rare to see, at least in my opinion, such an effective combination of charity, Christmas cheer, and letting folks know exactly where your company flies (ie. good self-promotion). If you have trouble viewing that videoclip, here's the link to the youtube site:
It's nearly Christmas time, and for many of us that means a non-stop barrage of holiday music, but Joe Kohlhofer, a DJ at Austria's Antenne Carinthia station took it to the extreme by playing the same song 24 times in a row. The station was buried in complaints after the young DJ announced that he felt people were not in the proper Christmas spirit and that he would therefore play Wham's 'Last Christmas' for his entire two-hour show. Station officials were unable to stop him, because he had...
Touching or humorous airline videos have become something of a Christmas tradition, and TAP Portugal has joined the crowd with this cute rendition of Jingle Bells, composed entirely of aircraft sounds...the beeps, boops, clicks and more of seatbelts, lavatory doors, PA signals and more, accompanied by on-plane video. Like other airlines' videos, this is not a one-off; here's a link to their flash-mob dance party from June 7, 2011, celebrating the first flight of its Miami-Lisbon route.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for Aussies to check out Thredbo, a resort that is: open year-round for skiing or snowboarding in winter, mountain biking , hiking, fishing, or just relaxing in the summer season. Still, tourists will come through for more unusual Christmas festivities, since this generally isn’t the rule. By the same token, many Aussies look to experience a white Christmas in other parts of the world, as the literature paints it. There are adventures to be had in the...
Some really fun and inspirational photo's DrF. May I wish you and all the TravelGumbo contributors and readers a peaceful and happy New Year. And to all the Gumbo's behind the scenes who put so much effort into keeping us all amused and educated during the year. Greetings from Liverpool, England. - Garry
Amazing pictures of an incredible place. We were there in October right after the set up the rink. It was so cool to see it up and running. Still wished we had been able to go back in December to see if all decked out for Christmas. It was still beautiful in fall. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.
Looks like a lot of fun...in a place without the snowy weather we get in the north. We were just in Chile, where it is summer, but Santa Claus is everywhere...along with American carols! 'Bad' weather just can't stop the holidays!
Your post brought back many wonderful memories of past visits to Knott's. We also lived in California years ago (and have since moved away, as have so many) and made a point of visit Knott's every Holiday season because our kids enjoyed it so much. The place is busy, but not nearly as crowded as Disneyland and the admission much more reasonable (probably about half or even less). The park is wonderfully decorated and there were unexpected treats for the kids -- their first toboggan ride down...
Thank you all for the comments. Makes me wish I was able to go this year. Then you have to go and mention Mrs Knott's Country Kitchen, lol. Now I am wanting some of those hot little biscuits with Boysenberry jam, yum Oh well, maybe next year, lol. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
It's great video, and portrays WestJet as a different kind of Airline, but WestJet lost it's luster for me when they announced they are charging for a check bags on flights to Europe starting January 6th. It was more the statements they made when announcing the charge that made me realize they are like other airlines. WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said this about the new fees in a conference call announcing 3rd quarter results : “Our competitors went here years ago and we’ve been late to the...
I agree with your comment, Rob. That was a stupid and arrogant way to deal with an issue that really ticks the public off. I used to be a very loyal WestJet patron, but I've switched to Air Canada (partially because they take me anywhere in the world, more or less). That said, I still think it's a great video!
The WestJet video says it can perform miracles at Christmas. It is so tacky it's a sugar coated Happy Meal. Sorry. Cant swallow this shallow attempt to fool the public. " Self-praise is no recommendation"
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