Blog Latest

DialAFlight on Facebook

Find out what’s hot right now for some last minute winter sun breaks

DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Ever thought about exploring Australia's Northern Territory? It's not all about #ayersrockinstagram.com/p/BaWhmrHHABu/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Exciting times Kirsty! 😍😍😍 twitter.com/kirstyteasdale…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Three beautiful sights, three incredible sunsets. We want to know, where you go for the… instagram.com/p/BaTg0kPnjPl/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is our #DailyEscape today, with soft sands & idyllic views of lush greenery and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Hans Christian Andersen put it well, don't you think? #Travel #TBT #TravelQuotes #LuxuryTravelinstagram.com/p/BaJMznmnlf4/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

#DealOfTheDay Save 60% at Sandals Barbados & experience luxury and romance staying in a Crystal Lagoon Suite! Call… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Here's some #WanderlustWednesday inspiration for you... Visit the surfer's paradise of Su Giudeu beach, you won't… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Looking for some winter sun inspiration? Try Cambodia and you could find yourself here, on Koh… instagram.com/p/BaD8nSjnQEo/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Get your #MondayMotivation with dreams of private island luxury at Palm Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines...… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 

Blog Authors

Clemmie

Clemmie

Victoria Hampton

Victoria Hampton

Kathy McLeman

Kathy McLeman

Ree Saunders

Ree Saunders

Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas

Jan Moys

Jan Moys

Mike Potter

Mike Potter

Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Dave Balow

Dave Balow

Anastasia Miari

Anastasia Miari

Steven Gyford

Steven Gyford

Albuquerque

“Breaking Bad” boosts tourism in Albuquerque

The American hit drama series Breaking Bad hashelped boost interest in thecity of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The largest city in the U.S has seen a spike in tourist arrivals following the popularity of the action packed television show.

A fast-food burrito chain in Albuquerque has become a top tourist attraction in the city, as travellers from all over the world flock to the spot where the characters run their drug trafficking organisation. However, tourism officials seem to have mixed views on whether the surge in interest in the city is a good thing based on shows central themes of drugs and violence.

Some businesses in the city have embraced the influx in Breaking Bad fans to the city, with one doughnut shop selling doughnuts decorated with blue sprinkles that are meant to resemble crystal meth. A beauty shop in the city has also embraced the trend, selling crystal blue bath salts.

Tourists are visiting areas of Albuquerque not normally frequented by visitors. Locations such as a local car wash, a rundown motel and the suburban home of the shows main character, Walter White, have all become places of interest for the show’s fans.  As a result of this unexpected boost in tourism the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau has set up a website offering a tour of the show’s most famous locations in the city for $60.

Vice president of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau Tania Armenta has said that the city has seen “positive benefits” from the popularity of the show. Armenta said that on top of an increase in tourist arrivals, the city has had a lot of inquiries from other production companies now looking to film in Albuquerque.

Image sources: 1 2 3
Close