World wide TV coverage

MORE than 100 million American and Canadian viewers will see the wonders of the Whitsundays when it stars on their television screens on the BBC America's Lonely Planet cable network and online version.

Filming for the show took place on last Saturday at Fantasea's Reefworld where the host went snorkelling with George the Giant Queensland Grouper, took a coral viewing tour in the semi-submersible and checked out the overnight Reefsleep accommodation.

They also visited Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef.

Fantasea Adventure Cruising general manager Rob Addis said filming was a fantastic opportunity not only for Fantasea Adventure Cruising but for the Whitsunday region.

Ten British prize winners and their partners visited Hamilton Island's Qualia Resort as part of 'Daybreak Down Under' - a special visit by the popular British morning TV show last week.

Qualia's general manager Michael Shah hosted the guests at a gourmet Australian barbecue under the stars at the resort's Pebble Beach where they tried baked damper, Cajun barbecued kangaroo, garlic banana prawns and Moreton Bay bugs.

Shah has now flown to London to host a travel industry dinner during World Travel Market to celebrate Daybreak's visit to Qualia.

The film crew from Network Seven's Queensland Weekender will also visit the Whitsundays this weekend.


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