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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Phil in the news ..
« Last post by georgiapeach on Today at 03:05:07 PM »
Amazing Race host helping lure US cycle tourists to NZ
 
Grant Brandley  Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the Business Herald


5:00 AM Wednesday Mar 4, 2015


The Tourism NZ cycling campaign with Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday. The Tourism NZ cycling campaign with Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday.

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is the face of a new campaign to attract United States cycle tourists to New Zealand.

Keoghan, a keen cyclist, has been hired by Tourism New Zealand to front digital and print campaigns in the US.

A Kiwi, Keoghan has just completed a 5400km ride to retrace the route of the first English-speaking team (including one Kiwi rider) in the Tour de France, soon to be released as a feature-length documentary.

The campaign was shot in December on Canterbury's Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and the Queenstown Trail, and will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday.

Tourism New Zealand's director of marketing, Andrew Fraser, said that securing Keoghan as the face of the campaign, which launched in the United States today, was a real coup.

 

"Phil doesn't just have a large following in the States as host of The Amazing Race - he is also a passionate cyclist and proud Kiwi, and therefore the ideal person to be encouraging Americans to make New Zealand their next holiday destination."

Research showed that a large section of the US market was actively considering a cycling trip to New Zealand, Fraser said.

The cycle trail network spans the length of New Zealand and the cycle tourists often stayed late into March, aligning with the push to increase shoulder season travel and a wider regional spread of visitors, said Fraser.

The Amazing Race has been running in the US since 2001 and screens in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the US alone, it garnered 9.5 million viewers during its 2013-14 season. Keoghan has been the host and a producer of the US version of the show since its inception.

The campaign reflected Tourism New Zealand's wider strategy to actively target the international cycling sector as part of its focus on special interest activities - such as food and wine and golf - which have the potential to deliver increased value.

The campaign will run in Adventure Cyclist and Afar magazines, alongside online publishers CyclingNews.com, Google, YouTube, Facebook, "programmatic buying" platform AOP and video buying platform BrightRoll.

Tourism New Zealand figures showed about 318,000 international tourists participated in cycling here in the five years to 2013.

- NZ Herald


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11411171
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Survivor - It Will Be My Revenge (Sneak Peek)

White Collar castaways strip down and embrace their free-spirited “no collar” tendencies. Blue Collar castaways disagree when it comes to heavy lifting at camp, and one castaway struggles to adapt to her new tribemates, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 8/7c. Only CBS

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JeX_v23TNYY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JeX_v23TNYY</a>
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The Amazing Race 26 Spoilers / Re: TAR26 SELFIES
« Last post by Ticasmom on Today at 12:56:13 PM »
I am in the camp of not really caring for these.   :(  Other than the team missing the bullet train, these are not that interesting.
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Survivor - It Will Be My Revenge (Preview)

White Collar castaways strip down and embrace their free-spirited “no collar” tendencies. Blue Collar castaways disagree when it comes to heavy lifting at camp, and one castaway struggles to adapt to her new tribemates, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 8/7c. Only CBS

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GOlHzJi1f9c" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GOlHzJi1f9c</a>
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Searching Patong Beach

After arriving in Thailand, Aly (left) and Steve (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Street hawkers and selfies sticks

After arriving in Thailand, Rochelle (left) and Mike (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Mike & Rochelle

After arriving in Thailand, Rochelle (left) and Mike (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Selfies are taken to new levels

After arriving in Thailand, Rochelle (left) and Mike (center) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Hayley and Blair bond

After arriving in Thailand, Blair (left) and Hayley (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Jeff & Jackie

After arriving in Thailand, Jeff (left) and Jackie (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Jelani & Jenny explore Thailand

After arriving in Thailand, Jelani (left) and Jenny (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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PRESS PICTURES

The next clue

Harley (left) and Jonathan (right) find the next clue in Phuket, Thailand on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand

After arriving in Thailand, Jelani (left) and Jenny (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



"#MurphysLaw"

Steve (left) and Aly (right) search Phuket, Thailand for the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Phuket Wave Park

In Detour A, Steve (left) and Aly (right) must ride a wakeboard and complete one lap at the Phuket Wave Park in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Aly with a wakeboard

In Detour A, Aly (pictured) and Steve must ride a wakeboard and complete one lap at the Phuket Wave Park in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Selfie stick

After arriving in Thailand, Matt (left) and Ashley (right) must search Patong Beach for a street hawker where they will receive a selfie stick marked with their start time for the next morning on THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, March 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Returning Racers Part 4
« Last post by Marionete on Today at 10:29:53 AM »
Lena & Kristy deserve to return!
Maria & Tiffany were probably my favourite F/F team ever, so I'd love to see them back!
Also I loved S17, so Nick & Vicki (one of my fav teams) and Brooke & Claire should definitely return :)

BTW, I think an old school vs. new school twist would be cool and both fans and cbs would like it!
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Other Reality TV Shows & News / Under The Dome
« Last post by TexasLady on Today at 10:09:53 AM »
UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following BIG BROTHER, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

 
 
http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=42045
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American Idol / Re: American Idol Season 14 - Hollywood Week
« Last post by ZBC Company on Today at 10:06:22 AM »
Yes, I had it backwards.  :iok  Last night Maddie sang much better, I could see that she has potential. I think they should have kept Rachel too.

Maddie i just don't see in top 12
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Big Brother Canada Discussion / Re: Big Brother Canada 3!
« Last post by WindsorSue on Today at 07:27:28 AM »
Looks like the cast reveal will be on ET Canada over 3 nights, beginning Monday March 16th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyj8jGqKIuM
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