In the shadow of Chernobyl

August 10, 2012

FIVE hundred days from Japan bringing the world to the brink of nuclear apocalypse and as the world watches and waits for the final impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to be tolled Booked.net visits a site where it all happened before.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a series of technological failures, meltdowns and radioactive releases following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

As the analysis of that disaster continues – there is one place that set a precedent a quarter of a century earlier.

Chernobyl.

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The top 5 inspiring and powerful Olympic moments

August 3, 2012

Olympic logoAS the world focuses on the spectacle of the London Olympics it is timely to look at some of the event’s proud history and some amazing stories of courage and athleticism that transcend mankind’s potential.

The history of Olympic Games proves that only supreme human effort brings an Olympic medal but even competitors that never make the medal dias can inspire the world.

So here are our top 5 five Olympic moments – a word of warning, the video of our number one moment might make you shed a tear.

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Follow in the footsteps of Doctor Who

July 4, 2012

The title card of the Eleventh and current Doctor Who – all rights BBC.

HE has had 11 faces, is etched into the consciousness of millions; yet no-one knows his name – he is known simply as “The Doctor”.

Next year marks 50 years since Doctor Who first appeared on British television screens.

It’s long enough to enthrall and often terrify more than two generations and become a quintessentially British institution.

Booked.net presents a potted history of a sci-fi cult phenomenon.

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Hotels harnessing video on the web

September 27, 2011

WHAT do car tyres, baby diapers and breakfast cereals have in common?

They all make adverts to promote their brands on radio, TV and, of course, increasingly on the internet. Hotels are no exception.

In a market where the choice is vast and diverse many hotels are increasingly turning to internet videos to make their accommodation stand out from the rest.

So the last thing leading hotel chains do is scrimp on budget and creativity when making spectacular videos aimed to increase brand awareness and gain better positions in search engines.

So here’s Booked.net’s top five most innovative adverts made by hotel chains:

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