This is a sponsored post via Air New Zealand.
Safety in Paradise.
Funny, just the other day I was at the Perth Holiday and Travel show and one of the things Dave and I chatted about was taking a holiday to New Zealand.
We’d love to do a campervan trip and travel at leisure around the north and south islands, and we kept on being drawn back to the New Zealand stand.
Lo and behold look what we saw in passing!
Now I’m not saying that I want to learn to do the Haka (the traditional ancestral war cry and dance from the Māori people of New Zealand) although it might be fun, but there’s much on my bucket list of “to do’s” for a trip to the green and pleasant land that’s even further down under.
So while we were on the train going back to Mandurah (where we’d parked the car for the day) below, we chatted more about where we’d like to go on holiday next and the Cook Islands also come up in passing … Meanwhile we sat on the waterfront in Mandurah …
And of course thinking about holidays involves food and wine – how about this lovely plate of chilli mussels we had at the Stage Door in Mandurah right on the waterfront.
As I was investigating flights later on, of course I came across Air New Zealand, and as chance would have it I was asked today to take the wraps off the brand spanking new safety video.
It sure does put a different spin on the old boring airline safety videos, you know the ones when you keep your head buried in the inflight magazine when you know you should really be watching.
Well this one is different – particularly for the fellas. It will have them oggling because it’s been put together in collaboration with Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit franchise to mark its 50th anniversary. The video called “Safety in Paradise” was shot in the picturesque Cook Islands and features some of the biggest names in modelling.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor MJ Day says . “Our partnership with Air New Zealand is brilliant in every way. We were able to create a raucous safety video in the true spirit of SI Swimsuit and our Kiwi friends,” says Ms Day.
OK girls, you’ve probably heard of the models who feature and they are gorgeous: Chrissy Teigen, Ariel Meredith, Hannah Davis and Jessica Gomes along with one of the original supermodels and three time Sports Illustrated cover girl, Christie Brinkley who makes a cameo appearance. She’s still beautiful, and I think she’s around 60 years old?
Anyway, here’s a sneak preview of the video which is a little racy, and will be rolled out on Air New Zealand flights at the end of February. If you like swimsuits or super models and a little bit of fun, then this one’s for you.
“It’s exciting for us to release the full video today and we hope it will encourage many viewers to consider a trip to the Cook Islands,” says Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand Global Head of Brand Development.
I’ve never thought of visiting the Cook Islands but it’s a key Pacific Island destination for Air New Zealand. The airline has operated flights there for more than 40 years. Hmm, maybe it’s time to go!
About Star Alliance: Air New Zealand is a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach to the international traveller.
To celebrate the launch of Safety in Paradise Air New Zealand is giving online viewers the chance to win one of five trips for two to the Cook Islands. For more information and to enter, visit The Flying Social Network.
For now dear ZigaZagers, good luck in the competition and … please today …