Rogue ice story confounds, amuses on April Fools Day
APRIL 2, 2016 | GEORGETOWN – It’s been a tradition at Wilderness Explorers to release a piece of fake tourism news on April Fools Day. It all started five years ago with a couple of crazy ideas hatched over Banks beers and El Dorado rum under the Mango Tree at Cara Lodge in Georgetown. That tradition has now grown to an annual ritual of imagination which we like to drop into the social media universe every April 1st.
So, no, there are no icebergs, or free bottles of rum, or trans-national luxury gondolas crossing the rainforest. But we do hope you’ll believe us when we say that our trip planners always apply a high degree of creativity, ingenuity, and thoughtfulness into all the actual trips we design for our clients. If there were icebergs, we’d figure out a way to steer around them and get you where you’re going. And if that gondola ever gets built, you better believe it’s going to be a Wilderness Explorers client who is the first to board that luxurious adventure!
Happy Spring to all our friends, clients, and colleagues around the globe!
Jamaican press falls prey to April 1st Prank
This year’s April Fools edition of the CookUp was our most successful yet, generating nearly 100,000 visits to our website and Facebook page. It was a good laugh to think of Antarctic ice making it nearly to the equator and into interior river ways!
We were especially delighted to see that the Jamaica Observer in Kingston picked up the story as a news item. We hope the editors there have a good sense of humor.
April 1st Classics From Previous Years
Tourists Get Free Bottles of Rum On Guyana Flights
GEORGETOWN – At a press conference this morning, Demerara Distillers Ltd. (DDL) chairman Dr. Yesu Persaud announced that his company will give away free bottles of its flagship 15-year old El Dorado rum to passengers departing on flights from Chedi Jagan International Airport.
Gondola Connects Georgetown to Iwokrama
GEORGETOWN – The world’s longest trans-national tramway opened today in the remote jungle of South America. Operating over an unprecedented length of 186 miles (260 km) between Guyana’s capital city and the Iwokrama rain forest, the tramway offers rare and luxurious glimpse at the rainforest.