REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) -
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Lady Gaga will this week arrive in Iceland to collect the LennonOno Grant for Peace for her charity work and tireless promotion of LGBT rights around the world. Iceland''s new low-cost airline, WOW air is bursting with excitement at the news and wants to invite you to visit too.
The worldwide pop sensation Lady Gaga will fly to Iceland this Tuesday to receive the LennonOno Grant for Peace from Yoko Ono, alongside four other worthy recipients, including the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot. And thanks to cheap flights to Iceland with WOW air, you could soon be there too.
Pussy Riot received their grant at a special Amnesty International-backed ceremony in New York this September and the band are using the money in their ongoing battle to free their three imprisoned members.
Those taking flights to Iceland this week will also notice a strange light in the night sky - the LennonOno Imagine Peace Tower, which pierces the darkness with an extremely intense beam of renewably powered white light every night from the late John Lennon''s birthday on the 9th October each year to the anniversary of his assassination on the 8th December.
The Imagine Peace Tower is near to Reykjavík on Videy island, and tourists and locals alike are able to take a ten minute ferry ride to the island and see the remarkable piece of art for themselves.
Other recipients of the Grant for Peace 2012 are Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old peaceful protestor killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003, whose parents will accept the award and donate the funds to the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice; Confessions of an Economic Hitman author John Perkins, who will accept the award in person and donate the money to Dream Change; and Christopher Hitchens, the late journalist and author of anti-establishment classics like God is not Great, whose widow will accept the award and donate the money to 826 National and PEN.
For more information about Iceland, including the Imagine Peace Tower, why it is such a peaceful place to visit, and how to get there and what to do, take a look at www.wowiceland.com.
About WOW air:
• WOW air was established in November 2011 by Icelandic serial entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen. Skuli has had a successful career building companies primarily in the telecom and technology sector in Iceland, Europe and North America. He was voted businessman of the year 2011 in Iceland.
• WOW air aims to always offer the cheapest flights to and from Iceland. Through our many partners in Iceland and Europe we aim to offer our customers a complete travel experience from start to finish.
• WOW air fleet consists of two Airbus A-320 aircrafts named WOW Force One and WOW Force Two. The aircrafts are comfortably set up with 30-32 inch leg space.
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