Articles Tagged ‘BBC’

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism January 17, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
We can understand why so many British people are heading to on polar expeditions on cruise ships. Have you seen how cute those polar bears are? Seems “polar cruises” have become a popular choice for Brits who enjoy the hit BBC show Frozen Planet. The show chronicles the extreme living conditions...

BBC to Complete Outright Purchase of Lonely Planet

BBC to Complete Outright Purchase of Lonely Planet February 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We were alerted to this little newsflash by Matador Radar. According to The Guardian, BBC is set to acquire the remaining 25% of Lonely Planet. The BBC bought 75% of the shares back in 2007 for a paltry £88.1m. The remaining 25% were put options left in the hands of Tony and Maureen Wheeler —...

New ‘Dimensions’ Project Puts World Events And Places Into Perspective

New ‘Dimensions’ Project Puts World Events And Places Into Perspective August 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Without context, how can one ever really define or put anything into perspective? We are impressed about the size of the Great Wall of China or shocked when we read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But can we really fathom the scale of these things on our own? Thanks to Switched.com, I found out...

French Deflate TV Historian’s Rubber Boat Evacuation

French Deflate TV Historian’s Rubber Boat Evacuation April 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
On Sunday, TV personality and naval historian Dan Snow led a small fleet of 30-foot inflatable speed boats across the English Channel. Their mission: to ferry home fellow Brits who were stranded in France because of the massive flight disruptions caused by volcanic ash.  They planned on (and twitter...