Online travel company MakeMyTrip has rolled out a digital campaign titled #MyIndiaMyTrips to inspire and assist Indian travellers to plan their travel and explore the best of India. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to all Indians to visit at least 15 destinations in the next three years within India, the campaign has been conceptualised to make it intuitive for Indians to book their travel per their interest.
MakeMyTrip’s digital campaign has been thematically designed to address varied interests of Indian travellers. Promoted through social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, which are the first port of travel inspiration for young Indians and a specially curated microsite, travel choices have been categorised under heritage and history, nature escapades, wildlife, pilgrimages and festivals and culture to make decision-making easy. The campaign #MyIndiaMyTrips celebrates country’s cultural heritage, rich architectural brilliance and natural landscapes, covering nearly 100 destinations of interest for travellers.
Sunil Suresh, Group Chief Marketing Officer, MakeMyTrip, said, “With its beautiful natural landscapes, rich cultural diversity, 7,500-kilometre coastline and a multitude of cuisines, customs and art that changes every few hundred kilometres – there is no dearth of places to visit as a tourist in India. #MyIndiaMyTrips is a concerted effort to inspire, encourage and assist more and more Indians to explore their own country as per our Prime Minister's appeal during his Independence Day address to the nation.”
Now travellers, from couples to family, from solo travellers to adventure seekers can choose from specially curated easy-to-book holiday packages across categories. The new microsite on MakeMyTrip website is the knowledge hub of domestic destinations, detailing out places with things to see, local activities, food and events in places such as Khajuraho, Hampi, Konark, Kumbhalgarh, Gokarna, Varkala, Shillong, Kaziranga, Ranthambore, Ajmer Sharif and Rameswaram among others. #MyIndiaMyTrips will focus on driving engagement among India’s digital natives through aspirational content on the various wonders and charms of the country.
With 50 million Indians expected to travel overseas in 2019, as per UN World Tourism Organisation, there is a definite opportunity to steer the growing Indian traveller base to explore new and off-beat domestic destinations across the country. Undoubtedly, this holds the potential to make a significant difference in the travel and tourism sector by channelising travel spends to Indian destinations, further enabling employment, infrastructure development, improving consumption patterns among others.
So, as you sit down to draw your travel plans over the next three years, MakeMyTrip’s new microsite can be your guide.