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VIDEO

THE LAST MERMAIDS OF JEJU

08 JUN 2018: Every day, Kim Ok Ja dons a wetsuit and snorkel, grabs a fishing spear and a net, and dives into the Pacific Ocean to hunt for conch and sea life that her family can eat or sell. She is 78 years old and shows no sign of slowing down. Based on the Korean island of Jeju, she is one of a dwindling group of women divers known as a “Haenyeo.”

 


FAUX CITIES
China Builds Fake Paris, London and Jackson Hole

08 JUN 2018: China has built a series of replica cities based on iconic world destinations. Tianducheng, or "Sky Capital City," is a real estate development modeled after Paris, complete with its own Eiffel Tower. You can also visit London (complete with Tower Bridge and Churchill statue) English villages and a Chinese version of Venice. Problem is, the ersatz cities are not proving to be hugely popular.

 


DENVER AIRPORT FLASH MOB

01 JUN 2018: For our Friday music video - a bit of a reminiscence for the many travel professionals visiting IPW last week. Holiday travellers at Denver International Airport were surprised and entertained when a flash mob broke out in Jeppesen Terminal.


WHAT A TEAM
Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner and 737 MAX 9 in dramatic display

01 JUN 2018: Having visited the Boeing factory last week, I was fascinated by this real video of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Dreamliner being flown by the company’s test pilots. No CG effects were used in any of the footage. Video was captured mostly from a chase plane and helicopter as the newest airplanes flew together for the first time over beautiful Washington State.


LIFE AND DEATH ON THE SUPER YACHTS

01 JUN 2018: It’s all luxury and glamour for the owners and their guests, but what is life really like for the young people serving billionaires in the sun? The UK Guardian was granted exclusive access to some of the latest superyachts in Monaco.


CHILL
Construction of the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City

01 JUN 2018: The warm days of summer are (almost) upon us, so to cool off here’s a look at a 2017 video of the construction of the Hôtel de Glace! Discover the art, expertise and most importantly all the passion of the team behind this ephemeral work of art. Check out the super slide and the Ice Bar serving cocktails in sparkling glasses made of ice.


BACK IN THE DAY
The sounds of Barbados

25 MAY 2018: Long before Rihanna, the Merrymen created the sound that was Barbados. With a career spanning five decades, dating back to the early-1960s - anyone who visited Barbados (and danced at the Pepperpot) back in the day, has to be a fan. At their height the Merrymen were popular not just throughout the Caribbean, they toured globally and managed to reach the number one spot on the charts of several European countries.


HOME PORT
Living the life

25 MAY 2018:  An estimated 27.2 million people are expected to take cruises this year and while the UK Express reported that the average age of a cruise ship passenger globally is 46, the lowest age seen in 20 years, but a good number of cruise passengers are still those aging boomers many of whom have retired.


DIE AND LET LIVE
Where airplanes go

25 MAY 2018: If you've ever travelled from Phoenix to Tucson you may have seen them, hundreds of airplanes sitting out in the desert. They are all at a huge facility called Marana Aerospace, which is the world's largest aircraft storage, maintenance, paint, and teardown facility.


ANOTHER TOP 10 LIST
Isolated and secluded.

10- Red Cottage – This beautiful isolated house sits on an island aptly named Just Room Enough Island. Part of the Thousand Islands chain of islands in Canada, Just Room Enough was bought in 1950s by the Sizeland family who wanted a unique place to build a holiday home. They built their house with the walls just reaching to the edge of the island and gave the island its special name. The plan backfired on the family who were looking to find a quiet retreat, and instead had to deal with tourists and sightseers stopping by to take a look at their unusual home.


KEEP OUT
Definitely not for tourists

25 MAY 2018:  North Sentinel island in the Indian Ocean, is considered to be one of the most dangerous and hardest place to visit on the planet. The place is so dangerous that the Indian government has actually banned its people from going within three miles of the island. Why? Well the indigenous people who live there – the Sentinelese attack anyone who attempts to set foot on it. 


THIS IS AMERICA
A new video by Childish Gambino must be seen

18 MAY 2018:  Donald Glover whom you may know from both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story," recently hosted "Saturday Night Live" has released a video under his ‘Childish Gambino’ musical alter ego and it is causing a great deal of comment.


TAPPING UP A STORM

22-year old David Geaney from Ireland swapped working in his family pub for tap dancing for the Judges at Britain’s Got Talent last summer. Bringing with him some impressive holograms - Geaney is joined by himself on stage!


THE PATTER OF TINY HOOVES

At the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, in pocket of lush green landscapes you’ll find something very special happens at the Irish National Stud from February until June. You know those graceful racehorses whose thundering hooves have pound across these plains for centuries. This is where life begins for many, in February at the Irish National Stud.


GREEN SPOT
Mark Gillespie shares his tasting notes for Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

I bought a bottle of Green Spot at Dublin Duty Free and fell in love. Relatively unknown, for years, whiskey lovers spoke of a mysterious Irish Whiskey that could generally be found only in Ireland. Green Spot is a single pot still Irish Whiskey that was created by Mitchell & Son, the legendary Dublin wine and whiskey merchant.


RUGBY FANS
Ireland v Scotland 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Highlights

Watch highlights of Ireland's 28-8 bonus point win over Scotland in the NatWest 6 Nations which, combined with England's defeat in Paris, confirmed Joe Schmidt's men as the 2018 champions.


THE WORLD IS IRISH

From St Patrick's home in County Down, to the streets of Dublin, it's time to celebrate St Patrick's Day. And the world is going green! Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2018 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

 


THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY

The Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland, is like stepping into another world. Both rugged and bucolic, the Wild Atlantic Way boasts rocky coastlines, green hillsides, land and sea adventures, and enough local characters to make you want to keep coming back.


WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

As part of the popular Irish music group, Celtic Thunder, and as a solo performer, Emmet Cahill has toured the United States, Canada and Australia. Last year he was named ‘Irish tenor of the Year’ by the Irish American Music association in 2013. Emmet is also due to make his debut to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2018.


THE LEGACY OF ST. PATRICK

The story of St Patrick has fascinated the world for centuries. Almost 1,600 years after he first came to the island of Ireland, you can still witness his legacy today. Tourism Ireland’s latest colourful video celebrates the legacy of Ireland’s famous patron saint, as the whole island thrums with energy and excitement for St Patrick’s Day. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

 


A LITTLE LOUDER
You want the tower to hear you too

You arrive late and miss your flight. What do you do, well, what any responsible adult does – you scream. Then you throw yourself on the floor and scream again.

 


WEIRD STUFF
Only on an airplane

Just because you are locked in a metal cigar flying high in the sky doesn't mean that people will behave. In fact, if some straight up dude or dudette is going to step out of character this is often the venue they choose.

 


FORESHORTENED
A state of abbreviation

David Tait's column yesterday referenced this performance - so here's Gary Gulman to explain how the 50 states got their abbreviations.

 


GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT

A Spirit flight attendant gets passengers into the spirit - and holds their attention - during his upbeat safety presentation, delivered with perfect comedy timing. He touches all the bases and keeps them listening and laughing.

 


TIME FOR A BREW

Step inside one of Florida's fastest growing craft breweries, 3 Daughter's Brewing in St. Pete, and watch the process from start to finish.

 

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