Top Industries Using Commercial Drones

Top Industries Using Commercial Drones (Infographic)

The drone services market is expected to reach over $127 billion dollars by the year 2020. As drone technology soars this new high-demand service provides small and large companies the ability to capture images that were once too time consuming, costly, or logistically impossible. See how the top industries are using commercial drones to improve work productivity to their businesses in our latest drone infographic.

Top Industries Using Commercial Drones (Infographic)

The Drone Revolution is Disrupting These Top Industries

Film/Photography. Drones are available to capture stunning aerial images and footage offering a new visual language.
Real Estate. From skyscrapers to golf courses, drones can photograph, prospect, and help agents advertise their properties.
News. Ability to deploy drones to cover breaking news, disasters, or war zones.
Construction Sites. Drones can monitor and survey construction progress.
First Responders. Drones are used for a variety of things ranging from forest fire fighting to disaster site rescues.
Law Enforcement. Drones can be used to combat drug trafficking across borders, bomb threats, and search and rescue operations.
Climate/Science Research. Drones assist in everything from weather patterns to counting wildlife and heard movements anywhere on the planet.
Energy. Energy companies can monitor miles of pipelines and oil rigs.
Agriculture. Drones can collect real-time data on crop health and yields.
Package Delivery. Drones can deliver food and medical supplies to remote villages around the world.

Drone Technology Advancements

As technology progresses, here are some of advancements we can expect to see developed in drones:
Increased battery life
3D mapping
Better precision
Consumer package delivery
Bandwidth availability
Obstacle avoidance
Facial recognition
Increased coverage

Interesting Drone Facts

195 UAV manufactures
U.S. controls 35% of the drone market, compared to 30% for Europe, 15% for China, and 20% for the rest of the world
Seven million consumer and commercial drones could be shipped in the U.S. by 2020
Three million drones could be flying in China by 2019
Drone manufacturing and operation could create 100,000 new jobs within 10-15 years
47 percent of Americans are interested in drone deliveries
Photography is the top industry using drones in the U.S.
Real estate is the second largest industry using drones in the U.S.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo.com is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Any business can take advantage of drone technology

What do land surveyors, news reporters, real estate agents, construction companies, first responders, inspection specialists, filmmakers, and farmers all have in common? Drones!

Whether you call them UAV’s, UFO’s, or Tiny Flying Robots, drone popularity and adoption has been exponential of late. Although they are still in their infancy with regards to mass adoption and usage, drones have already demonstrated their value in niche industry applications. In both public and private sector organizations drones are saving companies time and money by easily performing duties that were once very time consuming with difficult logistics.

Let’s take a look at bridge inspection. In a nutshell, bridge inspectors climb bridges in order to test the bridge’s foundation integrity. As you can imagine, this is a very time consuming process, climbing up and down one beam at a time. In this particular case, drones can be retrofitted with a high quality gimbal that allows inspectors to view the bridge with the same detail as if they had climbed it. The time savings here means more money for the business and less risk for the inspector, a win-win if you will.

There are countless other ways that companies are benefitting from drones ranging from rush hour deliveries to surveying a hard to reach real estate. Drones have the most impact in areas where man cannot easily reach or cannot perform their duty in a timely manner.

Whether you have photography, cinematography, or data acquisition needs, businesses of all types are encouraged to become more educated on the vast opportunities drones present. Aerial surveying, film and TV, real estate, marketing professionals, construction companies, first responders, and insurance agencies are all great candidates. Drone adoption is inevitable due to their ability to increase work efficiency and productivity, while mitigating risks and decreasing workload, improving accuracy, and improving customer service.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo.com is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Trends - Drone Photography Services on the Rise

Trends: Drone Photography Services on the Rise

Some of the most stunning images and footage are now being captured through drone technology. Although aerial photography and footage are nothing new, access to drone services have made these types of shots affordable and streamlined. Marketers, ad executives, producers, and even construction professionals are hiring drone pilots to capture new innovative content by using angles and shots that were not previously possible.

Marketing Trend: Aerial Photography Services

No matter what industry you are in, drones are available to capture stunning aerial images that offer a new kind of visual language. Some of the hottest trends for 2017 include experimenting with 360-panoramas, night skylines, and top-view portraits. Drones are a great way to elevate any media project whether it’s for print or online.

Video Production Trend: Aerial Cinematography Services

Aerial footage is becoming an indispensable part of video productions. Drones offer creative ways to give companies a competitive edge, like filming inside a factory to show off its workforce and machinery. Television and film productions like BBC’s Planet Earth use drone technology to capture dramatic footage in 4k revealing adrenaline-filled action sequences and 360-degree bird’s eye views.

Fastest Growing Trend: Drone Mapping Services

Drone mapping is utilized in a variety of industries including, agriculture, inspection, construction, and mining, to help with efficiency. Drone mapping technology is quicker and cheaper than older methods, and the demand for this service is growing rapidly. Aerial mapping is a needful tool during all phases of construction projects and other commercial use.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo.com is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Finding the drone service you need Skyvireo.com

Finding the Drone Service You Need Just Got Easier With Global Media Desk’s Latest Website, Skyvireo.com

The new website allows companies seeking on-demand aerial photography, drone cinematography, or aerial surveying and mapping to hire the highest-quality, professional drone operators – in any country worldwide.

Global Media Desk, a leader in international media services, recently unveiled skyvireo.com – an exclusive website that provides drone services for projects anywhere in the world. Skyvireo.com connects clients to expert and friendly project specialists who will match them with top-rated drone operators to fit any project’s unique requirements.

Skyvireo’s drone operators are based in major cities around the world. They are experienced in collecting aerial data, capturing broadcast-quality drone footage, live events, and aerial photography. Most carry a UAV International Certification and their performance is evaluated on every project they cover. An unequaled commitment to quality places Skyvireo drone pilots among the very best in the business.

“Our network of highly trained drone pilots around the world is the first of its kind. Our goal is to save clients money and to help them achieve their objectives, all with an amazing level of operational efficiency and support,” said Ian Hardy, President and CEO of Global Media Desk. “We also provide expert local knowledge and have best-in-class teams for fast turnaround on drone projects taking place in any country.”

With project specialists based in Oceania, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and its company headquarters in Southern California, United States, Skyvireo specialists can handle drone projects 24/7.

Our network of highly trained drone pilots around the world is the first of its kind. Our goal is to save clients money and to help them achieve their objectives, all with an amazing level of operational efficiency and support. We also provide expert local knowledge and have best-in-class teams for fast turnaround on drone projects taking place in any country. IAN HARDY, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF GLOBAL MEDIA DESK

“Everyone here at Global Media Desk is excited about the launch of skyvireo.com,” said Catherine Beeny, Director of Marketing. “We encourage folks to check it out – we believe they will be thrilled with how easy we’ve made it to book drone services anywhere they’re needed.” Be sure to follow Global Media Desk on social media for the latest news and updates: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Planner's Guide to Organizing a Meeting, Conference, or Convention in Peru

Planner’s Guide to Organizing a Meeting, Conference, or Convention in Peru

Thanks to major investments in infrastructure, luxury hotels, and exclusive convention centers, Peru has quickly become a hot destination for large-scale conferences, conventions, and meetings. Besides offering a variety of venues in the main cities and top-quality services, Peru also has amazing cuisine and a unique geography that make it that much more appealing as a destination.

Quick Stats

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population31,151,643 (estimate)
  • Country Code: +51
  • Time Zone: Peru Time (PET) UFC –5 hours
  • Official LanguagesSpanishQuechuaAymara
  • Electricity220V / 60Hz
  • AirportJorge Chavez International (LIM)
  • CurrencyNuevo Sol (PEN), US dollar is accepted in most shops, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels
  • Credit Cards and TravelerCheques widely accepted? Yes
  • Sales Tax19.00%
  • Standard Tipping Practice10%
  • Average Hotel Room Rate: PEN 701
  • Average Daily Meal Cost: PEN 250
  • Average Weekly Car Rental: PEN 813

Location

Peru is located on the western side of South America.  With an area of 1’285,215 square km (496,225 sq mi), Peru is bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, and Switzerland combined. It is the third largest country in South America and bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chile and to the west by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Weather

Coast:
Summer (December-March) – temperatures can reach 27ºC (80ºF);
Winter (May-October) – damp and chilly, with temperatures falling to 12ºC (53ºF)
The far north coast enjoys sunshine all year round, with temperatures reaching 35ºC (95ºF) in the summer.

Highlands:
Dry season (May-October) – sunny days, very cold nights and scant rainfall
Rain season (December-March) – temperatures can often vary widely during the same day, from 20ºC (68ºF) to 2ºC (35ºF)

Jungle:
Summer or dry season (April to October) – sunny days and temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF)
Rain season (November to March) – frequent showers and high river levels

Traveling to Peru

Visa Entry Requirements
Most citizens from the Americas and Western Europe do not need a visa to enter Peru. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.

Visit VisaHQ for country specific visa information or contact the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Cities with Direct Flights To LIM
North America – New York, Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico, and Toronto
Europe –  Madrid, Paris, and Amsterdam
Latin America – Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Habana, La Paz, Mexico, Panama, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Jose de Costa Rica, and Santo Domingo

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Costa Rica San José (CR), Rio de Janeiro–Galeão
Avianca Ecuador Guayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–ViruViru
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
Avianca Peru Asunción, Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cali, Cancún, Caracas, Havana, Medellín–JMC, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Porto Alegre, Punta Cana, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos
British Airways London-Gatwick
Copa Airlines Panama City
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Iberia Madrid
Interjet Mexico City
JetBlue Airways Fort Lauderdale
KLM Amsterdam
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Mendoza(begins 2 February 2017)
LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Los Angeles, New York–JFK, Santiago de Chile
LATAM Colombia Bogotá
LATAM Ecuador Guayaquil, Quito, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM Paraguay Asunción
LATAM Perú Antofagasta, Barcelona (begins 15 December 2016),[23] Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Cartagena (resumes 3 January 2017),[24] Córdoba, Foz do Iguaçu, Havana, La Paz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Orlando–International, Punta Cana, Rosario, Salta, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Washington-Dulles
LC Perú Andahuaylas, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huánuco, Huaraz, Jauja, Tingo María, Trujillo
Peruvian Airlines Arequipa, Cuzco, Iquitos, Piura, Pucallpa, Tacna, Tarapoto, La Paz
Plus Ultra LíneasAéreas Madrid
Sky Airline Santiago de Chile
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Star Perú Cuzco, Huánuco, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Tarapoto
TAME Guayaquil
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Viva Colombia Bogotá

Entry Points by Land
Ecuador: Aguas Verdes (Tumbes) via the Panamericana Highway and La Tina (Piura) from the city of Loja
Bolivia: Desaguadero and Kasani, for travelers coming from La Paz and Copacabana
Chile: Paso the Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa Pass) (Tacna) via the Panamericana Highway

Hotels with Meeting Rooms

Lima

Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 431
Meeting Rooms 17
Largest MtgRm 15,802 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 45,000 Sq. Ft.
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 301
Meeting Rooms 20
Largest MtgRm 17,734 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 30,000 Sq. Ft.
El Pueblo Resort & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 218
Meeting Rooms 10
Largest MtgRm 1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 3,000 Sq. Mtr.
Delfines Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms 206
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 5,627 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Maria Angola Hotel and Casino
Sleeping Rooms 84
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Country Club Lima Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 83
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 2,500 Sq. Mtr
Swissotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms 345
Meeting Rooms 12
Largest MtgRm 6,664 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 15,000 Sq. Ft.
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms 300
Meeting Rooms 10
Largest MtgRm 550 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,400 Sq. Mtr.
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Sleeping Rooms 207
Meeting Rooms 9
Largest MtgRm 3,660 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 12,000 Sq. Ft.
Sol de Oro Suites Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 117
Meeting Rooms 8
Largest MtgRm 430 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Gran Hotel Bolivar
Sleeping Rooms 99
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 597 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Lima
Sleeping Rooms 134
Meeting Rooms 12
Largest MtgRm 319 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.
Melia Lima
Sleeping Rooms 180
Meeting Rooms 13
Largest MtgRm 131 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 800 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Miraflores Park – Lima, Peru
Sleeping Rooms 81
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm 247 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 700 Sq. Mtr.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima
Sleeping Rooms 144
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 700 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cusco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Sleeping Rooms 125
Meeting Rooms 3
Largest MtgRm 200 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Palacio Del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 203
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 243 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 900 Sq. Mtr.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Sleeping Rooms 153
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm 625 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 900 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado – Sacred Valley, Peru
Sleeping Rooms 23
Meeting Rooms 3
Largest MtgRm 500Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 600 Sq. Mtr.

 

Arequipa

Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Sleeping Rooms 88
Meeting Rooms 4
Largest MtgRm 435Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 800Sq. Mtr.
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
Sleeping Rooms 41
Meeting Rooms 8
Largest MtgRm 327Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 600Sq. Mtr.

 

Chiclayo

WinMeier Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms 94
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,200 Sq. Mtr.
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Sleeping Rooms 130
Meeting Rooms
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 7,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cajamarca

Wyndham Costa del Sol Cajamarca
Sleeping Rooms 71
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Ica

Hotel Las Dunas
Sleeping Rooms 132
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm 540 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Piura

Wyndham Costa del Sol Piura
Sleeping Rooms 95
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Pucallpa

Ucayali River Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 102
Meeting Rooms 9
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 1,800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Trujillo

Los Conquistadores Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 50
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 676 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,500 Sq. Mtr.

Conference Interpreters in Peru

The right interpreter can be the difference between success and disaster for your event, so finding one to fit your exact needs is crucial.  The Global Media Desk has professionally trained interpreters with proven track records throughout Peru.   Our Interpreting Specialists will work with you to find the perfect interpreters to fit your needs and help make your event a complete success.   Contact us today to find out more about booking one of our top-rated conference interpreters.

Event Photography Services in Peru

When you need the absolute best images for your event without the hassle, the choice is easy. We have been providing event photographers in Peru for over 15 years and our clients come back to us time and again.  Simply tell us what you are looking for and we will provide the highest-quality local event photographer in Peru tailored to fit your needs. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business.

Videography Services in Peru

Specializing in conferences, trade shows, product launches, and newsworthy events of all kinds, our event videographers know how to capture the moment in a clear, journalistic fashion.  Your event footage can be edited and distributed on DVD, in video press kits, over the Internet via webcast, or even live via satellite. Find out more about our experienced and respected local videographers in Peru.

Cuisine

The diversity of Peru’s agricultural production, microclimates, geography, and multiple cultures create many memorable culinary dishes.

  • Aji de Gallina –  Shredded chicken is cooked with a sauce of milk, onions, chilies, garlic, walnuts and cheese. It is served over rice.
  • Anticuchos – Brochettes of cow hearts marinated in vinegar and ‘Panca’ chilies, roasted on the grill.
  • Carapulcra – Steamed dried potatoes stewed with pork and chicken, ‘Panca’ and ‘Mirasol’ chilies, garlic and other spices.
  • Cau Cau – Stewed mondongo (tripe) cut into small pieces with potato, ‘palillo’ and mint.
  • Causa – Yellow potato dough seasoned with ground chilies and filled with tuna or chicken.
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  • Ceviche – Fish fillet cut into pieces cooked with lemon, onion and hot Limo chilies.
  • Lomo Saltado – Strips of beef fried with onion, tomato, chilies and various herbs. Served with chips and rice.
    Lomo
  • Papa a la Huancaina – Sliced Boiled Potatoes covered in a cheesy, slightly spicy yellow sauce (which contains Turmeric) served on top of lettuce. This dish is usually garnished with a quarter of a hard-boiled egg and sometimes with olives too.
  • Papa Rellena – Mashed potato rolled into balls or ovals and then stuffed with ground meat and spices. They are then deep fried is the outside is a crispy brown.
  • Rococo Relleno –  Stuffed Rococo peppers with a kick (they’re a little hot/spicy). They are usually filled with meat, onions, egg whites, olives and sometimes with nuts.
    Restaurante Bolivariano
  • Tacu Tacu – Refried beans tossed with rice and accompanied with breaded or coated beef and an onion sauce.

Links

Government Travel Advice
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
British Foreign Office
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
US State Department

Embassies & Consulates
Foreign Embassies & Consulates in Peru
Peruvian Embassies & Consulates

Travel Info
Time and Date in Peru
Visa Information
Holidays in Peru
Weather in Peru
Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)

About Us

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

The Olympics Games- Rio 2016 by the Numbers

The Olympics Games: Rio 2016 by the Numbers

For 17 days this summer the world will come together to watch the biggest sporting event on the planet. Brought to you by over 140,000 TV and broadcast stations around the world, let’s take a look at the numbers projected to break broadcasting and social media records.

The Olympic Games: Rio 2016 by the Numbers

Need Coverage for an Upcoming Sporting Event?

Global Media Desk has local crews, photographers, and satellite services in Brazil and throughout the world, who are ready to get you the coverage you need. Find out more about this year’s biggest sporting event and how Global Media Desk can help: http://videoproductionbrazil.com/sports-events-production-services/.

About Global Media Desk

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local satellite and up-link services, production crews, photographers, and interpreters in Brazil and around the world for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. It is as simple as point. click. covered.

 

DISCLAIMER: “Olympic”, “Olympic Games”, and “Rio 2016” are registered properties of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. Any reference to “Olympic”, “Olympic Games”, or “Rio 2016” is used purely for editorial and informational purposes.

Resources:
ZenithOptimedia
BMI Research
OlympicGames.org

Photo Credits:
Antimarino Track Field by David Fulmer on Flickr
FIFA FanFest Cuiabá by Paulisson Miura on Flickr
Beach by Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball on Flickr
Morro do Pão de Açúcar by Rodrigo Soldon on Flickr

6 Tips to Travel Like a Pro and Stay Stress Free for the Holidays

6 Tips to Travel Like a Pro and Stay Stress Free for the Holidays

With over 100 million travelers expected this holiday season, traveling for a last minute photo or video shoot may have you in a bah-humbug mood. With overloaded airports and roads, stress and delays seem inevitable, but we have a few simple tips that will help you breeze through travel during the holidays.

Pack Light

Ideally you want to pack only one piece of luggage. If you are flying you might want to think about a sturdy bag and even better if you can fit all your belongings into a carry-on. Going without checked luggage means less time and stress at the airport. Make sure you have all your medications and important documents and a change of clothes in your carry-on case.

To get everything you need into one bag try using cool products like packing squares and cubes. These travel essentials allow clothes to stay folded and neatly packed in their own ‘small drawers” streamlining your packing. If you are flying with presents, remember to not wrap them ahead of time as TSA agents will just unwrap them.

Cancel Out the Noise

We can all use a moment to ourselves to relax, especially when traveling. Noise-cancelling headphones are useful for drowning out airplane ambient noise. Your head will thank you!

Avoid Getting Hungry

Being a hungry traveler is never a good idea. Remember to pack snacks and drinks so you will be fueled up and ready for your trip. Definitely grab something to eat before you board the plane just in case you end up sitting on the tarmac for longer than you anticipated.

Stain-Removing Pen

When traveling, you may not have access to a washing machine and we all know stains and spills are bound to happen. Make sure to pack a stain-removing pen to keep your clothes looking fresh. I also love traveling with a Febreze spray bottle, they come in 3 ounce plastic containers which are perfect for airline travel.

Pre-load Entertainment

Download any music or movies onto your phone or tablet before you head out. Pack essential electronics like phones, chargers, e-readers, and cameras in a place that is easily accessible.

Bring Non-electronic Entertainment

Travel delays are common during the holiday season, which means you and the other hundreds of people on your flight will be facing off for the very limited number of power outlets at the gate. If your smartphone or laptop dies and you can’t recharge it, you’ll be glad you brought a book or a few Sudoku puzzles to keep you entertained.

Remember to Keep the Holiday Spirit. A little smile and positive attitude goes a long way!

Do you need help with a last-minute shoot? Or, language needs while visiting a foreign country?

Don’t worry, we are here to help with any last minute projects. Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters worldwide for over 15 years. Let us take care of your project needs, so you can continue the holiday day-dreaming. We’ve got you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region, or fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

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Behind The Scenes of Unique Event Photo Shoots

Fondness for the eccentric and wonderful is nothing new, especially during this time of year. To get into the spirit of Fall, we put together a few of our favorite unique event photo shoots. These off the beaten path shoots may inspire your next media project!

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Themed Private Party

Not all parties are the same, so when it comes to celebrating with co-workers or friends, adding a little twist can elevate any party. We recently photographed a private birthday celebration in Italy, Milan that incorporated a mysterious masquerade. Photo shoots with stylization, like this one in Milan, add personality and are longer remembered for all guests.

comic-con-cosplayers

Comic-Con Cosplayers

Comic-Con is a sight for the unique and interesting, thanks to its dedicated fan base. Fans from around the world show love for their favorite characters by dressing up in elaborate and extensive costumes (also know as cosplay). World-renowned photographers have captured many of theses die-hard fans in an artistic and fun fashion.

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Theme Park Attractions

Hay rides, fairs, and even larger amusement parks like Disneyland are jumping head first into the bewitching festivities of Fall. Theme parks can offer a thrilling midnight scare or provide the perfect backdrop to a particular themed event!

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Carnevale Italy

Carnivals are celebrated all around the world, however the one in Italy is historically known for it’s elaborate Venetian masks. This 100-year old event encompasses everything from costumes, parades and masquerade balls.

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Photo Credits:
Main image: Flickr Willy_G91
Private Party: Global Media Desk
Cosplay: Flickr Commons taymtaym
Theme Park Attraction: Flickr Michael Coghlan “Entering the Mouth”
Carnevale de Venezia: Flickr Callejero Errante

Our 8 Favorite Unearthly Places to Film or Photograph

Our 8 Favorite Unearthly Places to Film or Photograph

Our planet has quite a selection of unearthly landscapes you won’t believe exist. With box office hits like “The Martian” and “Gravity,” it’s clear that we haven’t lost our nostalgia for space exploration. Here are our favorite locations to shoot that seem completely out-of-this-world.

Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
This geological wonder was the backdrop for the Chinese film, “A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodleshop” by filmmaker Zhang Yimou. Its multi-colored peaks, prominent boulders and steep cliffs make it a great location for the next space odyssey.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film “Winter Sleep” begins with an aerial shot of Cappadocia spotlighting its wind-blown honeycombed rock formations that seem straight out of a fairytale book. Beautiful chimney-like cliffs and a labyrinth of residences give this location a galactic feel.

Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point, New Zealand
New Zealand, best known for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, has quite a supernatural landscape. Slope Point, found at the southernmost tip of the south island is home to twisted and crooked trees formed by the constant airstream that smashes into the land unforgivingly. This destination has suspense thriller written all over it!

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
Iceland, covered in glaciers, black rock and snow, is home to box office hits like “Batman Begins,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and “Prometheus,” as well as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s “Sense8.” Its landscape is perfect for the next science fiction shoot.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona United States

Antelope Canyon, Utah, U.S.A.
One of the most visited and photographed canyons in the Southwest, Antelope Canyon is characterized by its beautiful corkscrew crevices and vibrantly colored sandstone.

Mount Roraima, South America

Mount Roraima, South America
These gorgeous tabletop mountains found on the border of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana were the inspiration behind Pixar’s animated film “Up.”

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
With its massive razor-sharp vertical rocks, the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar seems like the perfect filming location for movies like “The Maze Runner”. These eroded limestone rocks extend for over 230 square miles. Armageddon 2 anyone?

Derweze, Turkmenistan – “Door to Hell”

Derweze, Turkmenistan - “Door to Hell”
“Door to Hell” is a 230-foot-wide crater in the middle of the desert near Deweze, Turkmenistan. It was originally a drilling platform for Soviet scientist back in 1971, until the area collapsed. Researchers, fearing the spread of poisonous methane gas, lit it on fire. What they didn’t expect – it continues to burn 44 years later!

About Global Media Desk

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand high-quality, local production crews and photographers worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. It is as simple as Click. Point. Covered.

Photo Credits:
ESO/L. Calçada – Pluto (Artist’s Impression)
Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China by 达 李, on Flickr
Balloons in Cappadocia by Mr Hicks46, on Flickr
Slope Point by Ben, on Flickr
Andreas Tille, Wikimedia Commons
Antelope Canyon by Andy Morffew, on Flickr
View from Mt. Roraima “Window” by Paulo Fassina, on Flickr
Tsingy – 214 by Olivier Lejade, on Flickr
Gates of Hell 017 by Stefan Krasowski, on Flickr

Global Media Desk Video Production, Photography, & Interpreting Highlights

As autumn approaches for our team here in the northern hemisphere, we find ourselves feeling nostalgic for those long days of summer. Take a trip down memory lane to just a few of the amazing places we visited while providing the highest-quality video production, photography and interpreting services this summer.

Our local video production crew in action at a conference interveiw & shoot in Ibadan, Nigeria

Our local video production crew in action at a conference interveiw & shoot in Ibadan, Nigeria

Our local photographer photos jet-setters at Frankfurt Airport in Germany for our client in China

Our local photographer photos jet-setters at Frankfurt Airport in Germany for our client in China

Our interpreters in action – Mexico City, Mexico

Our interpreters in action - Mexico City, Mexico

Our local sound engineer had a smooth ride through Austria while assisting an Australian film crew with a luxury train segment

Our local sound engineer had a smooth ride through Austria while assisting an Australian film crew with a luxury train segment

Our local photographer in Chicago can sit back and enjoy a brew after a two day shoot

Our local photographer in Chicago can sit back and enjoy a brew after a two day shoot

Greetings from Tokyo! Our local Japanese interpreter provided his stellar skills for an Award Ceremony in Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo! Our local Japanese interpreter provided his stellar skills for an Award Ceremony in Tokyo

Multi b-roll shoot with our local videographer in the heart of the Lion City (Singapore)

Multi b-roll shoot with our local videographer in the heart of the Lion City (Singapore)

Our local event photographer & videographer had a great time shooting in Oslo, Norway

Our local event photographer & videographer had a great time shooting in Oslo, Norway

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Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

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Photo credits:
By Haneburger (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Cors (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By fad3away. [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Kon-Tiki Museum (Kon-Tiki Museum) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons