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TRAVEL MOVES US: Air Transat reveals new brand positioning and signature

Montreal-based Air Transat has adopted a new growth strategy focused on its airline operations and emphasizing openness as a core value. The airline is introducing a new brand positioning and signature that more fully embody its purpose: Travel Moves Us.

This evolution marks a turning point in the history of Air Transat and builds on more than 35 years of experience. It draws its key elements from the same DNA that has enabled it to position itself as a globally recognized brand for its openness, friendliness, and expertise.

“We have been primarily known for our South packages and transatlantic flights, and we are now putting forward our culture and expertise regardless of the destination or nature of the trip,” said Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Transat. “With Travel Moves Us, Air Transat actively encourages travellers to open up to the world, no matter the reason of their departure.”

Air Transat flies to some 60 destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada, and offers more than 265 additional destinations through partnerships with other carriers.

Why travel?

This new chapter drives a multichannel marketing campaign that explores a simple, yet complex question: Why travel?

Developed in collaboration with creative agency Sid Lee, this ode to travel follows three protagonists, each of whom is on a transformative journey through new places, new experiences and new outlooks.

“The campaign is about how travel makes us more open,” said Brian Gill, Creative Director, Sid Lee. “We all have apprehensions about change. We wanted to address this truth and speak to how meeting new people and experiencing new places and cultures bring us closer and make us more empathetic towards one another. It’s about the joys of travel, including the challenges it poses—challenges that ultimately make travel one of the most rewarding experiences of all.”

Maria Pagano, Senior Director, Brand and Customer Experience, Transat, said, “Our strategy is rooted in the expression of a strong, assertive brand identity, along with an authentic positioning that is supported by a corporate culture with a 35-year history. That authenticity is reflected in the creative choices we’ve made for our campaign, which features characters who resemble our customers and the experiences they share with us every time they fly with us. The Travel Moves Us signature underscores that strong connection, which is both an inspiration for our travellers and the collective credo that unites Air Transat’s staff.”

Directing duties for the film were entrusted to Caraz (a two-time Gold Young Director Awards winner), while Air Transat commissioned Montreal group NOBRO for the bilingual soundtrack, featuring the song “Better Each Day”. This vibrant, energetic anthem symbolizes the thoroughly modern course Air Transat has embarked on.

The Travel Moves Us campaign is being rolled out in two stages: the first will include TV, outdoor and digital activations in the Quebec and Ontario markets, while the second will be deployed later in international markets.

To learn more about the campaign, visit https://www.airtransat.com/travelmovesus

 

First published at Travel Industry Today

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