Car Rental Campaign of the Year: Dollar Rental Car
Seeking an out-of-the-box solution to increase market share and differentiate its brand from industry competitors, Dollar Rental Car collaborated with Expedia Group Media Solutions on an Orbitz brand-sponsored campaign, allowing Dollar to showcase brand affinity toward family travelers. In addition to the car rental company’s standard use of display advertising, the campaign incorporated email marketing, social, and sponsored content to reach travelers in engaging ways.
Central and South American Campaign of the Year: LATAM Airlines
As Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM Airlines wanted to drive flight bookings to Chile and showcase the unique experiences available in the destination. The airline teamed with Expedia Group Media Solutions to create an interactive and educational campaign microsite, highlighting various outdoor activities and experiences, while incentivizing potential travelers with a raffle prize for air travel to Chile. The campaign generated significant results, including an outstanding 177:1 ROAS.
Caribbean Campaign of the Year: Discover Puerto Rico
Following the 2018 hurricane season, Discover Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico’s tourism board) collaborated with Expedia Group Media Solutions to highlight that the destination was open for business and ready to welcome travelers. The “Discover Puerto Rico” campaign spotlighted the country’s unique and diverse culture, including its beaches, music, activities, and food through a combination of display ads, takeovers and email marketing. From July 1 to September 30, 2019, the campaign produced a 90:1 ROAS on Expedia.com, 140:1 ROAS on Expedia Brands Portfolio and generated over 80 million impressions.
Mexico Campaign of the Year: Día de los Muertos
Destinations, hotel, and travel brands Aeroméxico, Barceló Hotel Group, Seadust Cancun Family Resorts, and the Mexican Caribbean collaborated to highlight and raise awareness of the vibrant Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday activities in Mexico, while also encouraging exploration of the country’s diverse regions. Through a custom microsite with Day of the Dead-themed illustrations, images, and video content, visitors could explore and learn more about the unique festivities and traditions, discover regional foods, search for hotel and accommodation deals, and book activities.
Latin America Most Innovative Campaign of the Year: The Excellence Collection
The Excellence Collection turned to Expedia Group Media Solutions to drive demand for its high-end resort properties in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, and support a rebrand in the second half of the year. The team developed a custom microsite that highlighted the top food and activities at each of the properties through videos and imagery, and was supported through social media influencers, email marketing, display advertising, TravelAds, and native products.
North America Most Innovative Campaign of the Year: Tourism Toronto & Air Canada
Toronto, the city known as Canada’s Downtown, is the entertainment, food, business, culture, attractions, and sports hub of the country: the very best of modern Canada can be experienced there. Tourism Toronto and Air Canada partnered together to give U.S. travelers, flying to or from Europe or Asia, the opportunity to maximize their vacation experience by adding another country to their travels. The Toronto Stopover Program has become the ultimate travel hack for the curious traveler.
Latin America Hotel Campaign of the Year: Palladium Hotel Group
Palladium Hotel Group collaborated with Expedia Group Media Solutions to increase visibility of its hotels in Mexico, Jamaica & the Dominican Republic in key markets through a comprehensive marketing campaign. The awareness campaign included display advertising and TravelAds support throughout the year across Expedia Group points of sale in the U.S., as well as TravelAds Direct, which drove highly qualified traffic to the partner’s brand website. Since September 2018, the campaign has delivered a 30:1 ROAS.
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