Kerala Tourism plans ad campaign to attract visitors, says report

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Kerala Tourism is planning to attract domestic tourists through innovative campaigns on web portals, social media, television channels, radio, music streaming channels and OTT (over-the-top) platforms, once the pandemic eases.

Impressions lasting from 1-6 minutes will be featured on 14 web portals as part of the online ad campaign at a cost of ₹1.18 crore, The Hindu has reported. Bloggers will be brought on to project Kerala under the Kerala Blog Express Influence Engagement Activity. The initiative is estimated to cost ₹88.5 lakh.

In the ₹2.36-crore Social Media Tactical Campaign, Kerala will be featured on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, the Hindu report stated. Vloggers and those in the fashion and lifestyle fields will visit least-visited tourism destinations and will come up with stories and videos as part of the ₹82.60-lakh ‘Familiarising Kerala Campaign’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The largest chunk, at ₹6.16 crore, has been earmarked for the campaign on TV channels. The State’s tourist attractions will be featured in Star Movies HD, Set Max, Star Plus, Sun TV, Maa TV, Zee Kannada, Pogo, Nick and Discovery Channel, the report added.

FM Radio and music streaming channels too will be made use of. The promotion on five radio channels based in Mysuru, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and also Paytunes, a music streaming platform, will cost ₹49.56 lakh, the Hindu report said.

Disney+Hotstar and Jio Target-India have been selected for the OTT campaign, estimated at ₹29.50 lakh. For TV commercials and photoshoots, ₹1.42 crore has been set aside.

The forthcoming Kerala Travel Mart will also be promoted using Facebook live videos and LinkedIn. The campaign will cost ₹59 lakh, the report added. The government has given administrative nod for the nine campaigns, estimated at ₹14.21 crore, which were approved by the working group on Tourism that met on June 16, under the Secretary, Tourism.