In order to maintain the dialogue with the customers of tomorrow during the phase of the lockdown, the campaign initially aimed to provide inspiring, empathetic, and informative content, which could be played out interactive via the GNTB’s more than 30 social media channels. Since mid-April, a microsite has been supplementing the digital information offering with virtual experience formats for destinations in all 16 federal states, Spotify playlists, an interactive map, quizzes, and recipes – in short: everything that makes you want to travel to Germany.
At this point, various 45 sec films complement the campaign covering nature, culture and more. The dreams of the diverse offerings of Germany as a travel destination can be seen on the GNTB’s YouTube channel and the microsite.
In the next step, the GNTB expands the microsite with an AI chatbot. Potential visitors to Germany receive the most current information on travel planning, travel modalities, legal aspects, and tourism offers.
“The established appeal of our ‘Destination Germany’ brand, combined with high flexibility in creating and implementing the campaign, as well as the multi-layered use of digital possibilities keeps the interest in the product alive – even in times of lockdown. With inspiration and information, we maintain active customer dialogue and contacts in the international travel industry,” explains Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB).