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Traveling Abroad This Holiday? So Is The Hobbit And Santa

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Dec 9, 2013 10:35:00 AM

What are the holidays without a little humor?  Who can forget National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie?

Here are two fun holiday videos, produced by none of the usual suspects! These are by the most maligned, money-grubbing industries out there ... the airlines!

In this post we're featuring 2012's Air New Zealand airline safety video featuring the creatures of Middle Earth.  They used this video on board in November and December 2012 to showcase The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which was filmed in New Zealand.

Air New Zealand has put together what has got to be one of most entertaining and well-produced airline safety videos ever, which has a cameo by Mr. Lord of the Rings himself, Peter Jackson, at 1:40.

I have to admit I've never flown Air New Zealand, so I can't attest to the service.  But I am a frequent flier on Delta.  Delta Airlines is spreading cheer and humor with their new holiday edition of Delta's in-flight safety video. This video features Delta employees, a 777 and even a surprise celebrity appearance at 4:44. Whether you're traveling abroad as a teacher or a volunteer abroad or you are flying domestically to go see Grandma for the holidays ... you may get to see this one on board this season.

We hope you have enjoyed some travel fun in this post.

Do you have nominations for us to view and share this season?  We'd love to see them.

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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