Iceland Volcano News gets foreign media attention
Wednesday 26, May 2010
Foreign media, including BBC News and Sky News, are being inspired by Iceland in spreading the huge news of the Eyjafallajokull volcano starting to cool down.
This kind of exposure is a reassuring boost for tourism in Iceland, as travellers are now being made aware of how safe the country really is, as well as the unrestricted flights to Iceland.
This exposure in the news and Iceland’s search volume online has seen its greatest rise over the past few months, with a total increase of 800 percent global search volume – much higher the period during the banking crisis in Iceland.
“We are thrilled at this positive exposure for Iceland and Icelandic tourism across the world’s media. We look forward to seeing more foreign travellers in the next few weeks and for them to be inspired by Iceland and its wonderful landscape and people,” commented Jonathan Baker, an English expat in Iceland and contributor to IceNews.
New Iceland volcano book released
Noted writer and geologist Ari Trausti Gudmundsson and photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson have teamed up to release a stunning new book on the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in Iceland.
The book is in English and Icelandic and will make an interesting and stimulating souvenir for the biggest global event of the year so far.
The book’s authors say:
NATURE AT ITS FIERCEST AND MOST AWE-INSPIRING
A brand-new book on the eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, which started in March 2010.
The book was written and produced in May by two of the most capable experts on the subject: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, one of Iceland’s best-known photographers, who has taken unique photos of the events, and Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, geophysicist and a prominent fiction and non-fiction writer of over 30 books.
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