(Macao, October 24, 2012) - The highly-anticipated Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition arrived atThe Venetian®Macao-Resort-Hotel to make their Macao debut Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of visitors who will head to Sands China'sCotai Strip® development during the fall and winter seasons will have the chance to experience an astonishing and unprecedented journey like no other in the region. Both supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition will open to the public from October 25 through February 24, 2013 between noon and 8 pm daily, at The Venetian Macao's CotaiExpo™ Hall F.
An opening event for the two unique world-class attractions was held on Wednesday at the exhibition venue. Officiating guests wereBrendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd; Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions Inc., the creator and developer of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition; andDr. Sui Hong Jin,Director of Department of Anatomy ofDalian Medical University. An actor portraying Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic gave an introduction to the iconic ship at the beginning of the event. Twoacrobats also delivered a breathtaking performance showcasing the strength of the human body on stage.Led by Zaller, travel partners and members of the press were also given an exclusive guided tour of the two exhibitions.
"Titanic The Exhibition gives us an inside look at one of history's most spectacular ships, and we get to learn some of the stories behind its crew and passengers. And The Human Bodies Exhibition lets us see the amazing complexity and beauty of the human body in a way usually reserved for doctors and medical students.We have been overwhelmed by the advanced sales of these two great exhibitions with over 10,000 tickets already sold prior to the opening.The Venetian Macao will continue to bring unique and diverse events for the enjoyment of both our visitors and locals, as we help elevate Macao's status as a world centre of tourism and leisure," Elliott said.
For the first time ever in China, Titanic The Exhibition, sponsored by National Geographic Society, tells the epic story of the famed ship's maiden and only voyage, through sensational room recreations and replicas of authentic artefacts recovered from two and a half miles (over four kilometres) below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean. Filled with an abundance of dramatic images and over 400 replica artefacts, the exhibition is an interactive experience, where visitors will receive a boarding pass corresponding with a passenger on the great ship, allowing them to relate to the individual story of their passenger as they walk through the first, second and third class galleries. They will also hear the music of the era as they examine cabin recreations, stroll the promenade deck and marvel at the 27-foot-high Grand Staircase, an exact reconstruction of the real Grand Staircase of the Titanic.
"Everyone can relate to someone on Titanic and the story of her voyage still resonates all over the world," Zaller stated. "This particular exhibition really immerses the visitors in the moving tale of the Titanic voyage at every part of her journey by allowing visitors to experience the sights, sounds and stories as if they were on the ship."
One of the most successful exhibitions of all time,The Human Bodies Exhibition has already attracted over 30 million people around the world to view this eye-opening educational event. Featuring over 200 individual organs and full body specimens, visitors can move from gallery to gallery dedicated to each function of the miraculous human system, where fascinating information about how the body works and how lifestyle and the environment can affect every part of the human body is given. A journey of discovery, it is a highly educational and inspiring exhibition for all ages.
"The Human Bodies Exhibition is so successful as both an exhibition and as a teaching tool because we can all relate it. It's impossible not to learn something when you are presented with such an intricate, detailed and beautiful exploration of your own body,"Dr. Sui said.
Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition are two of the finest must-see attractions in Macao this fall and winter. Come to The Venetian Macao now to enjoy these two one-of-a-kind exhibitions before they conclude on February 24, 2013. Visitwww.venetianmacao.com/Titanic/for more information about Titanic The Exhibition or
www.venetianmacao.com/HumanBodies/for The Human Bodies Exhibition.
The Titanic Package - The Venetian Macao and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central
Coinciding with the abovetwo spectacular events, The Venetian Macao and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central have launched two exclusive hotel packages for visitors to stay at the absolute centre of the Cotai Strip® development, starting from HK$1,798* and HK$1,298* respectively for stays from now until February 10, 2013. Bookings for The Venetian Macao packagecan be made online atwww.venetianmacao.com, and for the Holiday Inn package at www.holidayinn.com/macao or www.sandscotaicentral.com, or via your local travel agent. Act fast while these superb-value deals are available!
More information about the two exhibitions and the two hotel packages is available in the attached fact sheets.
Photo Captions: Acrobats perform at an event Wednesday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the opening of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition.
Photo Captions: Celebratory toast at an opening event Wednesday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the official opening of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition.
Left to right: Dr. Sui Hong Jin, Director of the Department of Anatomy of Dalian Medical University; Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd; an actor portraying Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic; Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions Inc., the creator and developer of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO Clinic Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun Qube indoor playground and more than 330 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Imagine Exhibitions Inc.
Imagine Exhibitions is a leader in creating, producing and operating museum blockbuster exhibition and events throughout the world.From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible exhibition to any venue. In the last year, Imagine has worked in cooperation with the Andy Warhol Museum, Dali Universe, Georgia Aquarium and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
For more information on Imagine, please visitwww.imagineExhibitions.com.
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