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The Impact (Economic and Otherwise) of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit on New Zealand

Ever since 2001, many of us have come to recognize New Zealand as “the place where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was filmed.” Now even more people know it as “the place where I took my vacation.”

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Riddles in the Air: Guess What AirNZ Has in Its Pockets in Hobbit-themed Promotion

In-flight instructional videos are a boring yet necessary part of air travel, and if we didn’t watch them, we would never know that the seat cushion doubles as a flotation device. But AirNZ recently managed to jazz up a standard safety video with one that doubles as in-flight entertainment. Instead of flight attendants showing us the ropes (and the seat belts), flyers are now being treated with helpful hints from characters from Lord of the Rings.

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