Niagara Falls is a unique waterfall in a much visited and lively tourism destination making it a definite bucket list stop on any traveler’s list. The destination is filled with many hotels, inns, spas, casinos, theatres, attractions, shopping, fruit and vegetable farms and wineries (lots of wineries making it wine country). It’s no wonder that the natural beauty of the destination, the famous waterfalls and four season climates make Niagara Falls, Canada a hot spot to visit and to capture on film.
This past year, Hornblower has seen dozens of media familiarization visits. What’s a familiarization visit you might ask? It’s a specialized V.I.P visit for film crews, photographers, travel writers, photojournalists, and celebrities looking to film and tour the attraction. See who has come to Hornblower Niagara Cruises in 2015.
PARADISE FOUND & GOGO VACATIONS
In August we’ve had the privilege to welcome 2x Emmy Award Winner, Host, Ashley Colburn to film a segment for her online video v-log called, ‘Paradise Found.’ The show works with GoGo Vacations, a leading wholesaler for amenity-packed vacations packages. GoGo Vacations is also part of the global travel group Flight Centre. In the past Paradise Found has visited many countries, resorts, restaurants and attractions giving the potential traveller watching at home options when planning their next upcoming vacation. The show filmed aboard our boat highlighting the true visitor experience as well as a famous Niagara winery, Peller Estates. See Paradise Found’s episode.
‘I LIVE ALONE’ KOREAN TELEVISION SHOW
This is popular Korean television show highlights 6 celebrities living alone in Korea. The show highlights how each celebrity lives, eats and travels. The demographic of the show is from those in their mid 20s to 70s. In Korea and around the world many of those living alone are also choosing to travel alone as well. The show visited Niagara Falls, Toronto, Tobermory and Blue Mountain in Collingwood. The particular episode aired twice and featured attractions across Niagara Falls including guests having the time of their lives aboard our daytime ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour.
SUNRISE MORNING SHOW
Australia’s biggest morning show, ‘Sunrise’ aired lived from Niagara Falls, Canada on September 17th from 3-7pm. The morning show visited Niagara Falls for one and half days as part of their ‘Five Countries, Five Day’ segment. For one week, four morning co-hosts traveled and broadcasted live from London, England, Dubai, UNited Arab Emirates, New York City in New York, United States, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and Cancun, Mexico. They filmed from the Niagara Parkway just minutes from the Hornblower Ticket Plaza and filmed a portion of the live segment aboard our upper deck of the Niagara Wonder. See photos from their visit. See the live clip
This summer we’ve welcomed many food and travel bloggers including Lorraine who writes for the blog, ‘Not Quite Nigella’ Amanda from ‘Glamorous Glutton’, Kavita from ‘Kavey Eats’, Jeanne from ‘Cook Sister’ and Karen from ‘Lavender and Lovage.’ For the first time each blogger had their chance to experience Canada’s iconic attraction.