A Little Vacation Intervention From Air Transat

Air Transat has launched its Vacation Intervention campaign, taking to the streets with this cheeky offensive, tied to an exclusive promotion that, once again, aims to remind Canadians of the importance of vacations.

Each year, millions of vacation days are left unused in Canada. As a matter of fact, research conducted in partnership with Angus Reid online Canadian members of the Angus Reid Forum shows that among those who have vacation days, 47% of Ontarians and 27% of Quebecers do not take all of them.

Air Transat believes vacations are too important to leave behind.

Genevieve LeBrun, vice-president of marketing at Air Transat, said: “Air Transat is the vacation champion, reminding everyone that vacations should be a right, not a privilege,” said. “Our new campaign is playful and fun, but it has a serious message at heart: Everybody deserves a vacation.”

The campaign, created in collaboration with Sid Lee, includes a series of reporter-on-the street videos in both English and French starring comedians Abdul Butt (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Pascal Cameron respectively, as they seek out the most vacation-deprived. The irreverent, bite-sized films were produced by Romeo et Fils with the keen eye of director William Fradette behind the camera.

This creative, multi-platform campaign also features interactive experiences tailored to Instagram and Facebook, which make users feel like they’re almost — but not quite — at the beach.

Out-of-home ads feature semi-serious questions to help passersby decide if they’re ripe for a vacation intervention.

In targeted newspaper ads, Air Transat asks readers if their reading habits might be leading them to shun vacations. In radio, Air Transat is posing tough questions to the most vacation-deprived. And web banners let everyone know it’s time to click away from the routine and go somewhere warm.

Air Transat believes in the transformative power of vacations. So they’re launching The Vacation Intervention Promo to give everyone the chance to get away from it all. The promo offers savings of up to $1,000 per couple on South packages.

For more, check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ffFXMg_mE .