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    News bites – 24 October 2020

    Visit a live Walking Dead Set in Central Virginia


    Walking Dead. Image courtesy Virginia Tourism and TravMedia

    The Walking Dead: World Beyond was filmed throughout Central Virginia in 2019 and features numerous recognisable locations around the Commonwealth, including the state’s capital of Richmond.

    Virginia residents and lovers of Virginia will recognise filming locations like Virginia Commonwealth University, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Richmond Coliseum and Hadad’s Lake. Nearby Shirley, Battersea and Berkeley Plantations also saw action, as did Downtown Petersburg and Powhatan State Park – all spots tourists can easily visit during a trip to Virginia.

    As with most filming that takes place on location, the cast and crew always seem to find a few favourite haunts and this group was no exception. Local hangouts Longoven and Wong Gonzalez. In Hopewell, Guncotton Coffee was open for 60 hours straight during an overnight filming. Guncotton even started putting “zombie themed” items on the menu including a drink called the Red-Eyed Zombie and Zombie Avocado Toast.

    BridgeClimb partners with OTTO and Ovolo to offer an adventurous Sydney staycation


    Lord Howe Island. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

    If you were born and bred in Sydney, you wouldn’t be the only who hasn’t climbed the Harbour Bridge, unless you did so in your youth before the bridge was sealed off to wayward teenagers. While we look to explore closer to home for the time being, it gives Sydneysiders an opportunity to explore their own backyard with this exciting package.

    Open to couples and small groups of up to 10, this special package includes a 35% BridgeClimb Unlocked climb and a 16% saving on a sleepover at the Ovolo Woolloomooloo, a complimentary cocktail at OTTO Sydney and complimentary BridgeClimb framed photo. At Ovolo, their signature inclusions, The Perks – breakfast, in-room mini bar and snacks, are all included plus a 1pm late checkout. Options to upgrade to a Twilight Climb and enjoy a limo/Tesla or water taxi transfers are available.


    Island House. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

    Climb, Dine & Stay is a sassy weekender experience or a great celebration for a twenty first or anniversary, and your personal travel manager can provide you with a quote.

    All venues are dedicated to providing a COVID safe experience, more information on the COVID safe practices at each venue is available below:

    • BridgeClimb – Covid Health & Safety at BridgeClimb
    • OTTO Sydney – Fink Covid-Safe House Policy
    • Ovolo Woolloomooloo – OC/DC (Obsessive Commitment to Deep Cleaning)

    For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book an incredible holiday, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager.

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