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Cathay Pacific Airways Reimagines the Rules of Travel Advertising

MRM//McCann launches next-gen 'Life Well Travelled Hong Kong' digital travel experience

Cathay Pacific Airways Reimagines the Rules of Travel Advertising

What happens when you take the rules of traditional travel advertising and toss them aside? You get Cathay Pacific Airways’ unconventional, next-gen digital travel experience.

The effort is called: “Life Well Travelled Hong Kong,” and it reinvents the travel guide by turning it into an eBook creating an interactive, virtual journey. In the world of airline travel, this new travel guide is a first of its kind.

A totally immersive digital experience, “Life Well Travelled Hong Kong” leads readers through the sights, scenes and soundscapes of 17 different places around the city, from an off-the-beaten-path teahouse to an art-filled hotel to a monastery set into the side of a mountain. Each one comes alive with stunning, kinetic photography, digital video and audio, shareable content – and the ability for consumers to book airline tickets and other experiences directly from its pages, while they’re right in the moment. Rather than flipping past a flat piece of paper, glancing at static photos on a screen or scrolling through a grid of flight times, the eBook creates a moving engagement that irresistibly draws readers in. Its visceral pull perfectly evokes a destination as unusual, as densely rewarding and as potentially overwhelming as Hong Kong.

“Life Well Travelled Hong Kong” does more than just upend the old-school tour book: It re-imagines how consumers can interact with Cathay Pacific, and it creates a brand new path for the airline to promote other cities, partners and routes going forward.

You can download the iBook here.

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Creative Agency

Creative Agency: MRM\\McCann

Art Director: Zane Cooper

Executive Creative Director: Ted Tsandes

Group Creative Director: Neil Levy

Group Strategy Director: Ted Klauber

Group Managing Director: Vince Quilici

Account Supervisor: Giancarlo Andreani

Digital Production Company

App/Digital Production: Marathon Agency

Category: Airlines , Travel

Genre: Apps , Digital