SINGAPORE - This week, Hilton announced “Travel the World,” its new marketing campaign inspiring consumers to explore the wonders of their home countries and discover local alternatives that match the experiences at some of their favourite international destinations.
At a time when many travel restrictions remain and international travel is complex to navigate, Hilton understands consumers are eager to explore something new, yet many feel more comfortable travelling closer to home. The new campaign aims to showcase how domestic travel offers a wealth of similarly wonderful experiences that are a lot more accessible.
“This year, Hilton conducted extensive proprietary consumer research in Asia Pacific, and found that on average 34% of families are now more actively looking to book domestic travel versus pre-pandemic1. We understand there is a significant pent-up demand to travel or reconnect with loved ones, and we continue to adapt to meet the evolving needs of our guests,” said Ben George, senior vice president and commercial director, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
“With 500 hotels across Asia Pacific, Hilton has the breadth and depth of properties across 11 trusted brands for travellers to connect with these local experiences, all of which deliver the exceptional hospitality that we are known for. Our latest marketing campaign, ‘Travel the World,’ inspires and connects consumers in large domestic travel markets Japan, Australia, Malaysia, and Thailand to experiences they can have in their home countries that satisfy their international travel ambitions,” he added.
“Travel the World” highlights the endless options for international-inspired travel accessible from many Hilton hotels in Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia. There is no shortage of culture, nature, adventure, and food and wine in these countries and the campaign celebrates them all, highlighting the best travel experiences across the region:
- AUSTRALIA: From sipping an espresso in a Melbourne laneway café as if on the streets of Rome, to swapping the vineyards of Bordeaux for the Barossa Valley and its world-renowned shiraz, to experiencing the wildness of Litchfield National Park just outside of Darwin in place of the Amazon or diving the Great Barrier Reef outside of Cairns whilst the Maldives are off the cards.
- JAPAN: From swapping the street foods of Thailand and Vietnam for snacking on takoyaki in Osaka and ramen in Fukuoka, to hitting the slopes of Niseko in place of the mountains in Whistler, Canada or having some retail therapy in Ginza and Shibuya instead of Paris.
- THAILAND: From making the most of Pattaya’s vibrant rooftop dining and drinking experiences in place of Singapore and Los Angeles, to exploring the water canals of Bangkok by traditional wooden boat instead of Amsterdam and Venice or escaping to Koh Samui for its while sandy beaches and crystal clear waters while enjoying a meaningful stay scouring the home-grown farm at the resort for your dinner - similarly to Bali.
- MALAYSIA: From swapping the historical sites of Portugal for the beautiful ruins of the Portuguese era in Malacca, to a day trip to the charming French village of Colmar Tropicale just an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur for a French food fix, or a visit to the lush green vistas and relaxing surrounds of Kokol Hills in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah as an alternative to the rice terraces and forests of Ubud in Bali.
Live now until 31 Jan. 2022, “Travel the World” is a predominately digital campaign running across Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, leveraging a number of digital advertising partners. The campaign includes the innovative use of hyper-personalised, passion-centric videos delivered to dozens of unique audiences in real-time through the power of Google’s digital marketing engine. The campaign creative features both social and digital content including videos, social media and display advertising with the creative concept and key assets developed by regional advertising agency KVUR, which is based in Singapore.
1 Source: Family Travel Survey in APAC, 5,934 family travellers across APAC interviewed in Jul/Aug 2021
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