DURING a pre-AIME famil in the stunning Yarra Valley on Saturday we just couldn’t resist this poster at the Healesville Sanctuary. It’s part of a Zoos Victoria initiative which encourages the use of recycled toilet paper.
BEN was lucky enough to spend time with Dubai Tourism at AIME 2012 last night, with a special dinner at Melbourne’s fancy MoMo restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. And there’s lots to celebrate, with figures officially released today showing the Australasian market to Dubai up a very healthy 16% in 2011. But the big news was the yummy dessert (pictured), prompting the question “one hump or two?”
Ben Zaubzer Macau Govt. Tourist Office Australia wears designer ‘I love BEN’ stickers at AIME.
WOULD you eat from a toilet?
Apparently many people do at a place called ‘Modern Toilet’ in Taiwan. Commodes make seats, urinals make bowls and everything is all about the smallest room in the house!
DO you have a group of 30 or more going to the US west coast that you need to move around? Check out the super, sleek Lux Bus America. The company offers pre-packaged- tours to such places as Las Vegas, theme parks, sporting events and museums. What’s more, they have just introduced a new onboard meal service that includes fresh baked pastries and hot breakfast items, available from April 9th to those travelling from Anaheim or Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
A MAJOR wipeout!
BEN spotted this sign to win a year’s supply of toilet paper on the Queen’s Road in Fiji last weekend.
CUTE rules, ok?
That is if American Airlines has anything to do with it. The carrier has one of the world’s cutest ambassadors, a fluffy, furry celebrity called Boo. The pooch’s post as Official Pet Liaison is their newest executive. “As a pet-friendly airline we want our guests – those on two legs and those on four, to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience as possible on Virgin America,” said Virgin America spokesperson, Abby Lunardini.
TALK about dropping yourself into it from a great height.
That’s what’s happening at Skydive the Beach Melbourne, whose latest package is an adrenalin-packed wedding proposal package. It’s the brainchild of the same people who operate Skydive the Beach Sydney out of North Wollongong, a popular activity with tandem jumping conference groups. In Melbourne, both parties jump, the man first, as a banner is placed with ‘Will You Marry Me’ on the landing zone so the hopeful groom can be waiting on bended knee with the ring in hand when she lands.
POP on a pith helmet, strap on the desert boots, because archaeologists in Peru at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, report an intriguing discovery. They have found a tomb, thought to belong to a high ranking member of the Inca Empire, in a cave at this archaeological complex. American explorer, politician and professor, Hiram Bingham, rediscovered the site in 1911 and while specialists are examining the tomb, no bones or ornaments have been found inside, due to raiding that took place at Machu Picchu before the site was conserved and protected. It is estimated that by the end of 2012 more than a million travellers will visit Machu Picchu, now regarded as one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World.