Santa Barbara’s Royal Welcome Video

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THOUGHTFUL: We do like a city-specific welcome video. Helps us learn a bit about where we're going and get a general overview of the place. Maybe we'll come across a few attractions we may want to visit. But rarely is such a video made with two people in mind, which is what is delighting us about Santa Barbara's welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William is scheduled to play polo in the city on July 9, and while we expect his new bride will be on hand to watch, she may want to take in the local sights as well. They're nicely depicted in this video.

Well done, Santa Barbara. Which gets us to wondering. Wouldn't it be great if a personalized video welcome could be developed for every visitor to every city? Time-consuming, yes, but so helpful, too.

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