Mascot of comparison website launched into space

December 28th, 2015

To celebrate a landmark flight into space by a UK astronaut, Brian the robot, the mascot of Confused.com, was attached to a balloon and launched into the sky.

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Commercial space balloon planned for 2017

December 24th, 2015

Although space tourism is often associated with Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic, a company in Tucson, Arizona is testing an alternative technology which will enable tourists to Read the rest of this entry »


Irish company creates the perfect proposal

December 17th, 2015

People of Ireland who are considering popping the question to their loved ones need to look no further for help and inspiration for the occasion. The very first Irish company to organise the ideal marriage proposal has now launched.

Propose2Me.com will organise all the finer details of a proposal, so that all the proposer has to do is ask the question ‘Will you marry me?’ The founder of the organisation, Arlene Malone, who is from County Louth, said that wedding planners have become an essential element of a couple’s big day, helping to create the ideal wedding and making sure that everything runs smoothly. A proposal can be arranged for a helicopter ride, a romantic picnic in a secluded spot, or even a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon ride balloon rides hot air balloon ride.

There are various packages to suit all tastes and budgets, from the proposal which is accompanied by a favourite piece of music to a surprise proposal on a sail boat. The event is completed by a night in a hotel, champagne and a photographer who will capture the event. Malone adds that people today are always struggling for time, and that the company can help those who are too busy to organise an event, which is as important as the proposal itself.

According to its website, the business guarantees a ride “without mishaps worries or mistakes”, and seeks to reassure would-be balloonists that the only thing left to chance would be the answer to their offer of marriage.


Russian traveller plans to break world record for flying around the world

December 14th, 2015

Fyodor Konyukhov plans to travel around the world solo in a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon next year, in an attempt to break the world record set by Read the rest of this entry »


Crowds flock to hot air balloon festival

December 3rd, 2015

Attendance at a recent balloon festival in Tubac, Arizona exceeded expectations, when almost 20,000 people turned up for the event.

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