Monday 20 November 2017

TRAVEL TV: An amazing whale rescue, Iceland's Northern Lights, and Airbnb gets an Irish pub

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On this week's TRAVEL TV, Pól Ó Conghaile reports on a dramatic whale rescue in New Zealand, a Superfast ferry, and the appearance of a self-catering pub on Airbnb, and more...

So what did you do this Valentine's Day?

Buy some petrol station flowers, perhaps? Treat your better half to an evening out, or an overnight getaway?

Try saving a pod of stranded pilot whales.

That's what a group of 500 volunteers did when 67 whales got caught by a receding tide on New Zealand's Farewell Spit. As video footage from Bare Kiwi shows, however, help was to hand.... and we're mightily impressed.

In other travel news this week, we look at Airbnb's path to global domination - with its latest ad doing a neat Wes Anderson impression and nuggets among its mushrooming Irish collection now including a self-catering pub.

Yes, a self-catering pub.

Last, but not least, we look at the airline that doesn't just bring its passengers to the Northern Lights - but brings the Northern Lights to them.

Watch all of this, and more, on this week's TRAVEL TV.

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