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Air New Zealand and the All Blacks kick off #SQUAD campaign
Air New Zealand and the All Blacks take to the streets of London in open-top bus to launch @one in the lifetime’ #SQUAD competition
Air New Zealand and members of the All Blacks rugby team, have taken to the streets of London on an open-top bus posing for photos of their #SQUAD, whilst practicing their passes, ahead of next week’s international rugby tournament.
Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa and Dane Coles kicked off Air New Zealand’s #SQUAD social media campaign which encourages fans to show how crazy about rugby they are by sharing photos of their own ‘squads’ for the chance to win a holiday to New Zealand for up to ten friends.
Share your #SQUAD photo with Air New Zealand using the hashtags #SQUAD and #CrazyAboutRugby. Your squad could be a group of friends, family, sports team, work colleagues – whatever your squad, share it to be in with the chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for up to ten people to New Zealand. For more information visit: www.airnewzealand.co.uk/squad
Congratulations to the Jamala wildlife lodge
Jamala wildlife lodge at the national zoo and aquarium has won best tourism initiative award at the national Australian hotels association awards.
General manager Kristy Ryan said the team was excited to have won the award.
"It is wonderful for the entire team, across the national zoo and aquarium and the Jamala staff, to have their hard work, dedication and passions acknowledge with a national award," she said. Jamala was up against the national wine centre in South Australia and the Rottnest hotel in Western Australia in their category.
The resort has 20 luxury rooms scattered across the zoo each with their own animal encounter. The hotel rooms are merged into the enclosures of many of the zoo's animals, including; Bengal tigers, European brown bears, Malayan sun bears, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, black and white colobus monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, hyenas, and snow leopards.
Rooms can be booked for one night and profits go back into the zoo.
Hull declared a top ten destination
Rough Guides has included Hull in its top ten tourist destination list for 2016.
The city has joined the ranks of Vancouver, Reykjavik and Amsterdam and is the only UK city to make the list.
While it’s polite to congratulate Hull for overtaking some of the Worlds more glamorous cities, we feel it only fair to remind our readers that Hull has been referred to as grim, for as far back as I can remember.
It suffered from high unemployment and crime and as recently as last year it was declared the second worst place to live.
Encouragingly 25 million is being spent on the city centre in preparation for hosting the UK City of Culture event in 2017.
There seems to be lots to celebrate for the people of Hull, but at the same time that the news hit the press two people were arrested for a shooting in a McDonald’s car park in Hull.