Deadly earthquake rocks the Philippines

At least three people are reported to have been killed as an earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Sunday. The 6.9 magnitude quake occurred in Davao Del Sur province on the island of Mindanao. The country’s second-largest island is a popular tourist destination. Videos posted on social media showed hotel swimming pools overflowing and massContinue reading “Deadly earthquake rocks the Philippines”

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Avalon emphasizes great views in river cruise TV ads

Avalon Cruise Viking River Cruises is no longer the only river cruise line with a TV advertising presence. Avalon Waterways launched its first television ad campaign in September, with its first video spots airing on HGTV, the Travel Channel, CNN and BBC America. Viking ads have introduced many Americans to European river cruising over the past fourContinue reading “Avalon emphasizes great views in river cruise TV ads”

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Concordia, by the numbers

By Tom Stieghorst Although I’m loath to admit it, numbers can tell a story just as effectively as words sometimes. Or images. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. So when it comes to the Costa Concordia, the image of the ship being towed to Genoa, Italy, next week will goContinue reading “Concordia, by the numbers”

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