first_imgWithout going into too much detail (you know, spoilers and all), the players were part of a funny scene that, as is customary for the show, is not exactly what one would call “safe for work.” The two also made a brief appearance toward the end of the episode.Campbell said the experience was fun.“I think the best part was actually getting the paycheck, from the company,” he said. “It’s like oh, I’m an official actor, you get paid to do it, that’s when you’re official. So that’s kind of cool.”“It was good to see me get on camera and try to be funny,” Mathieu added, before adding it all took a couple hours to film.Both Mathieu and Campbell each had a good number of lines, though Campbell said he thinks his teammate got to say some of the stuff he would have liked to say. He complimented Mathieu’s acting chops, though.Asked to compare himself to a current actor, Mathieu went with Vin Diesel, while Campbell chose The Rock.And while neither is likely to quit their day jobs to pursue a career in Hollywood, the Honey Badger did express an interest in a post-football career in the entertainment industry. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Hopefully be acting because they pay really well,” he said. “There’s nothing like living in Hollywood.”Campbell too said he wouldn’t mind a little more acting, but that’s not where his head is at right now.“The acting thing is cool, but my number one goal is to be a good football for a few good years,” he said. “I feel like I have a couple good years left in me, so I won’t rush to the acting world.” Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Sunday afternoon in Glendale, Arizona Cardinals fans will get a chance to see stars Tyrann Mathieu and Calais Campbell in regular season action for the first time in 2015.Those who cannot wait that long can turn to FXX’s “The League” to get a glimpse of the fan favorites.Mathieu and Campbell both appeared on the show’s season premiere –which aired Wednesday night — in cameo roles. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterIn 2018, 149.7 million overseas trips were made by Chinese residents, an increase of 1,326% from 2001 when the figure was 10.5 million. By 2030, this figure will reach 400 million – an increase of almost 4,000% – and will account for a quarter of international tourism. According to Agility Research, travel is the most popular item to spend money on among the affluent Chinese – they are travelling further and further away from the mainland and Hong Kong and are travelling more luxuriously. ILTM China 2019 (Shanghai, 30 October – 1 November) will once again be the forum for their luxury travel agents to research these opportunities on behalf of their clients.According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Chinese tourists overseas spent $277.3 billion in 2018, up from around $10 billion in the year 2000. During the same period, America’s globetrotters parted with $144.2 billion.Andy Ventris, Event Manager, ILTM China commented, “The proven growth in Chinese outbound travel is there for all to see, but we also realise that just 9% of Chinese travellers (120 million people) own a passport compared to 40% of Americans and 76% of Britons. Clearly the potential for further growth – China’s population is 1.42 billion – is staggering and ILTM China has been created to support today’s Chinese luxury traveller by introducing their travel agents to a new world of international travel.”The first edition of ILTM China in 2018 saw a demand from hosted Chinese luxury agents for Australasia, South East Asia, Northern Europe and North America. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Singapore are also among the top 10 destinations for Chinese tourists with the US and Italy completing the list.Sri Lanka has seen steady growth from the high-end Chinese market since 2013. The Hon. John Amaratunaga, Minister of Tourism for Sri Lanka, which will once again take part in ILTM China, commented, “as a country, we have worked to add luxurious boutique properties with personalised DMC services – as well as bespoke shopping experiences – to specifically attract high end tourists from China.”And many other tourist boards are proactively wooing the country’s expanding army of high-end travellers. Berlin, Canada, Greece, Vienna, Berlin, Monaco, Dubai, Italy, New York and Spain will also attend ILTM China with this focus on their minds.Christina Freisleben of the Vienna Tourist Board commented: “There are now many direct flight connections to Vienna from Shenzhen and Guangzhou (via Urumqui) as well as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as our city is a premium destination with diverse and high-quality offers, especially in culture and music which are very important for the luxury Chinese market. At ILTM China, we know we will connect with travel designers and concierge services who design tailor-made itineraries rather than packages.”And Yannis Plexousakis, Director of the Greek National Tourism Association in China added, “Greece’s inbound tourist arrivals from China increased by 35% in 2017 and 25% again in 2018 – in fact almost 400% in total since 2012. The Chinese luxury traveller is a key focus for us due to their high spending, their ability to travel all year round and the fact that they often combine tourism with other investments. ILTM China is therefore essential in our marketing strategy.”ILTM China takes place in Shanghai, 30 October – 1 November.For further information on participating, contact or see back to the enewsletterlast_img read more