The European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a promotional video campaign in China, capitalizing on the popularity of short-video formats and platforms in China. The main objective of the video campaign is to help shape future travel plans to Europe through inspirational and snackable content. The campaign is targeted towards Free Independent Travelers (FITs), who have an interest in nature and outdoors experiences, creative industries and contemporary art experiences or experiences related to history.
The campaign will see the creation of mini-series with local correspondents presenting authentic stories and experiences in Europe. In addition, the correspondents will also connect directly with Chinese audiences through a series of livestreams. The videos will be distributed on popular Chinese video platforms such as Douyin (TikTok) and WeChat Channels. Audiences will also be able to follow the campaign more closely on Weibo and WeChat through making-of videos and interviews with the local correspondents.
The video production, livestreams and promotional activities will take place between June and September 2021. Over 30 destination partners are joining and/or supporting the campaign, stimulating collaboration between European DMOs and the wider tourism industry.
This campaign is co-funded by the European Union.
See the campaign trailer below: