Momentum Ventures In The News – December 11

Momentum Ventures and FlightHub was featured many times this week in the news. From major city-based publications like Now Toronto, to large outlets like Immortal News, FlightHub was very popular online this week.

Now Toronto

FlightHub shared their favourite restaurants in the big smoke!

Toronto topped the FlightHub review by quite a margin this holiday season, surpassing Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal quite easily. While many are aware of Toronto’s great attractions like the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s Wonderland and the CN Tower, Keith Holland from Momentum Ventures (FlightHub’s parent company) decided to try out FlightHub’s data for himself and check out some of Toronto’s top restaurants.

Vancity Buzz

We took a look at the top destinations for flyers out of Vancouver!

Canadian online travel agency FlightHub has unleashed a ton of data leading up to the holidays related to Canadian’s travel habits. We got our hands on this FlightHub review and decided to take a look at where travellers departing from Vancouver International Airport were going this holiday season. Using this FlightHub data, we were able to also isolate where families were going for the holidays.

Immortal News

Star Wars alert! I’m beyond excited for the new movie and took the chance to include a famous landmark from the original film as a destination to see before it disappears.

A long time ago, in a desert far, far away, a movie crew built a world that science fiction fans still love to this day. Star Wars, released in 1977, grew to become one of the most famous franchises of all time. It all started with the story Luke Skywalker, a farm kid on the desolate planet of Tatooine. While filming now is confined largely to soundstages and sets, the crew for Star Wars built a functioning analogue for this planet in the desert of Tunisia. Comprised of over 20 structures across 10,000 square meters, Tatooine’s set was preserved at the request of the Tunisian government and has become something of a Mecca for the most hardcore Star Wars fans. Unfortunately, with the passing of over 30 years, the desert has been slowly taking the city back, burying and destroying structures slowly since the crew packed up and went back to Hollywood. With dunes progressing at a rate of over 4 centimeters a day, it’s just a matter of time before this piece of history is lost forever.