Jamaica releases exclusive footage to celebrate new Bond movie, ‘No Time to Die’

To celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film, the Jamaica Tourist Board has released behind-the-scenes footage of ‘No Time To Die.’ The exclusive footage showcases cast and crew as well as some of the locations shot in Jamaica.

The Caribbean island nation is a key location in ‘No Time To Die’ where Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life. His peace is short-lived when his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, turns up asking for help.

Jamaica is the birthplace of 007, where Ian Fleming created and wrote the Bond novels. The island also features in the first James Bond film, ‘Dr. No’ (1962), as well as in ‘Live And Let Die’ (1973).

The Jamaica Tourist Board is delighted to play such a significant role in the 25th James Bond film. “Bond for us means we are a place for beginnings, but we are also a place for great endings,” said Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica. Hon. Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, comments, “It’s really something we have dreamt about and we are happy that it’s going to be a reality.”

Video: India at street level

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India remains one of my favourite places to visit, although I confess there are large swathes of the world I’ve yet to explore so you can take my opinions with a large grain of salt. Nonetheless, I always enjoy watching video that takes me back to the country’s beautiful chaos and this one does a good job of capturing its spirit.

Video: British Virgin Islands Epic Adventure

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You’ve got to admire the beauty on display in this video shot in the British Virgin Islands. My only criticism  is that if it hadn’t been labelled as being shot there, I would have been hard pressed to identify what part of the world it was filmed other than it was likely somewhere between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Get an eagle eye’s view of Vienna – literally

Bored with drone videos already? How about one shot from the back of an eagle instead?

By now, every tourist board and travel influencer in the world has flooded our social media feeds with awesome drone videos, but it’s getting to the point where they are losing their lustre. The Vienna Tourist Board wanted to do something a bit different so they teamed up with production company Red Bull Media House to get some unique aerial views of the Austrian capital using camera-equipped eagles.

Fritzi, Bruno, Darshan and Victor took off from the top of the Danube Tower and a hot air balloon launched from the grounds of Palais Schwarzenberg. Each bird was outfitted with 360° cameras and 16:9 format cameras on their backs. The eagles circled above the city capturing bird’s-eye views in stunning 4k resolution as you can see in the video below:

Needless to say all the necessary animal welfare clearances were obtained before starting the project and none of the eagles – wearing lightweight cameras – came to any harm during filming. There’s an interesting behind-the-scenes video that shows how it was all done: