For decades “The
Sound of Music” has been one of the main tourist magnets for Salzburg City. The
better part of a billion people have seen the movie, with 300,000 “Sound of
Music” fans making the pilgrimage to Salzburg every year in order to visit its
shooting locations and important milestones in the life of the von Trapp family.
In 2015, the most successful movie musical in history celebrates its 50th
Sound of Music tour photos of/and by Cynthia Dial
The city of Salzburg and its unique landmarks associated with the von Trapp
family became world famous as a result of “The Sound of Music”: Back in the
early 1970s, the first movie buffs were already coming to the city in order to
see with their own eyes the real-life locations for the Hollywood blockbuster
starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Several times a day, “The Sound
of Music” bus tours carry their international guests from Salzburg’s downtown
historical district out to Lake Mondsee and back again – with guests cheerfully
singing along during the ride to their most beloved songs from the musical,
such as “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things”.
“The Sound of Music is an important ambassador for Salzburg City.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named #1 Airport in North America for the sixth year-in-a-row by Skytrax World Airport Awards, the premier international airport awards voted on by more than 13-million passengers worldwide. This is the first time in Skytrax award history that an airport has maintained a #1 ranking for six consecutive years.
Photo by Cynthia Dial
Known informally in the travel industry as the Passenger Choice Awards, the Skytrax World Airport Awards are the global benchmark of airport excellence. More than 13 million passenger surveys were independently conducted across 550 airports in 112 countries. The survey measures 39 dimensions of the airport experience including check-in to border clearance efficiency, signage, transportation availability, design and layout, as well as shopping, service and dining options.
YVR was also named the best airport in the 10-20 million passenger category. Fairmont Vancouver Airport was voted Best Airport Hotel, North America.