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Actors Streamlive Their Visit Here To Millions

Fiji truly is a piece of heaven on earth, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. These were the sentiments of American actor Chris Williams and Australian actress
17 Jul 2016 08:06
Actors Streamlive Their  Visit Here To Millions
Australian actress Sonia Carroll and American actor Chris Williams. Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Carroll

Fiji truly is a piece of heaven on earth, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

These were the sentiments of American actor Chris Williams and Australian actress Sonia Carroll who were here last week filming live streaming travel episodes at Qamea Resort and Spa, Taveuni Waterfalls and Nadi.

The duo are leading live streaming travel show hosts on Periscope, a live video streaming app.

Ms Carroll’s current show is recording 28 million hits while Mr Williams is picking up thousands of viewers with his regular travel and food broadcasts.

 

“We are in love with Fiji. I don’t think people actually know how stunning your country is,” Ms Carrol said.

“Our eyes have been blessed with a visual feast of untouched beauty, underwater treasures in the way of stunning coral and incredible sea life.

“The beaches are those people dream about and here we are waking up to them every day.”

The travel episodes were streamed live giving viewers a virtual holiday while following the journey.

“It’s like watching a TV show live but getting to have your personal questions answered instantly.

“We can share information about the destination, like web address, seasonal info, travel options, accommodation types all in real time. It’s the new way to deliver travel shows and holiday destination information,” she said.

 

Why Fiji

Ms Carroll said they chose Fiji as a location for their live streaming because they wanted to go somewhere they had never been before.

“We were looking for a destination between Australia and USA and wanted somewhere that was warm and visually beautiful, but also remote and intimate.

“We started to search for islands in the Pacific and both chose Qamea. Our expectations of Fiji and Qamea were blown away as soon as we arrived,” she said.

The viewers also got to watch the whole journey from the live streaming of the duo flying out from their home countries, arriving at Nadi and their flight to Taveuni via Fiji airways.

Each broadcast (episode) got figures ranging from 200 – 500 viewers from around the world including Australia, United States, Dubai, United  Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand.

“The live streaming has been going extremely well with so many viewers being surprised at how beautiful Fiji beaches are and what it is like to be there live.

“They are seeing areas and images that they don’t normally see in travel brochures,” she said.

The travel episode also got one of the top managers of social media giant Twitter, who was following the journey on Periscope and Instagram, reassured in booking their honeymoon at Qamea Resort and Spa.

“Chris and I are both the biggest and most enthusiastic travel hosts and our goal is to continue to see the world and share our experiences, travel blogging, in real time with viewers from all around the world.

“As professional actors this way of broadcasting, enables us to produce our own content and be contacted directly from tourism bodies,” Ms Carroll said.

Replays of the travel episodes will remain on the channels on Periscope for viewers who missed out on the live stream.

They are also looking at other locations for their next shooting and plan to return Fiji in the near future.

 

 

Where to find us online

www.SoniaCarroll.com

Instagram @SoniaCarroll  @Chris.Williams_

Periscope @SoniaCarroll @ChrisWilliams_

Twitter @SoniaCarroll @ChrisWilliams_

Facebook @SoniaCarroll @ChrisW1

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  filipe.naigulevu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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