Immersive Video Campaign Lets Travellers Create Their Gold Coast Escape

When booking a trip, travellers place the most importance on the activities they will be doing on their trip, according to our new study commissioned with Northstar Research. This is especially true for Australian travellers, who ranked activities above lowest price and deals in importance. To inspire travellers and be part of their destination consideration set, DMOs must focus on the activities and unique experiences they can offer. One DMO that is doing this successfully is The Gold Coast Tourism Corporation.

The Gold Coast Tourism Corporation has been in the midst of a re-brand to change traveller perception of the region from a destination for surfers and theme park goers, to a holiday destination for all. To encourage domestic and international travellers to experience the variety of unique, interesting and cultured activities in the region, together we launched a new campaign that lets travellers create their escape to Australia’s Gold Coast through an immersive online experience.

Gianluca Armando

Director, Brand and Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Gianluca Armando is the Director of Brand and Marketing at Expedia Group Media Solutions, where he leads the creative advertising partnerships and implementing global marketing campaigns. Previously, Gianluca led the Expedia Group Media Solutions business development team and was responsible for the creation and implementation of digital media campaigns for marketing partners across Asian and Pacific Coasts. He started his career as an intern at Expedia Group, and over the last 11 years has gained global experience working in a variety of countries including Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia, and Singapore. Gianluca graduated with a master’s degree in tourism economics and management from Ca' Foscari University in Venice, and now lives in London with his family.

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