In a bid to encourage people to avoid non-essential travel, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has launched a social media campaign with a series of #TravelTomorrow quotes that drive home the message with a twist. The campaign has been conceptualised by 22feet Tribal Worldwide, which is part of the DDB Mudra Group.
With the country grappling with the second wave of the pandemic, people have been advised to stay indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19. In a crisis of this nature, non-essential travel is best to be avoided. However, constant reminders of beautiful locations and serene beaches on social media can potentially trigger housebound travellers to put their pending travel plans into action. This insight was an enabler for DIAL to go against the grain of its personality and launch a campaign that put the national interest first, for the safety of the people and the country.
Motivational travel quotes can be regularly seen on social media, and they are often shared with a beautiful backdrop that immediately makes one want to be part of that exotic locale. The idea was to play around with people’s expectations of such inspiring travel quotes. The campaign was brought to life by putting a unique spin on often used terms such as ‘Carpe Diem’ and ‘Wanderlust’ with visuals that are looking out from a window, showing beautiful locations but from the safety of one’s home.
Debashish Ghosh, National Creative Director, 22feet Tribal Worldwide, said, “Social media captures an individual’s imagination, especially when they are cooped up in their home with a limited set of activities. In the current scenario, staying home is the best way to protect ourselves and leisure travel must be avoided. While DIAL is at the forefront of receiving and facilitating aid flights as well as Vande Bharat flights from across the globe; the travel facilitator also took on the responsibility to dissuade people from non-essential travel. The team deployed a counter-intuitive take on popular travel verbiage to inject the message with a dose of levity. And that’s how this campaign came to fruition.”
The campaign is live across social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Creative: Arjun Suri, Rukmini Sengupta, Utsav Gokani, Kartikay Khare, Sakshi Yadav, Debashish Ghosh
Business: Vishnu Nair, Vishal Mehra
Strategy: Shashvat Shukla