Based on my own experience of travelling in India (from Mumbai to Chennai) and comparing it with the life I have settled into again in a westernised country. I think everyone should travel these countries while we can, before (if ever) they become like us. The freedom of just being able to talk to the person next to you on the train, shout with other Indians when the bus driver goes too fast over another pot hole – to just express yourself! A girl I met summed it up as the, ‘freedom not to wear a helmet on a motorbike if you don’t want to’. If you’ve just read that and thought, ‘but that’s not very safe!’, then we’re on two different worlds, my friend.
Big Ship Copywriting
Client: Challenge India
Project: Challenge Rituals
|Background Briefing:Challenge India are a tourist company that want to gain a wider sector of the Indian tourism market. They link travellers up with homestays, hostels and adventure activities. Their Challenge Rituals take advantage of the more free and wild nature of travel in India, compared to the more strictly controlled life of the traveller’s home countries. The Rituals are designed to take westernised people out of their comfort zones and make them feel more free and stronger for the experience. This is not the kind of adventures your parents want you to take. It is going to appeal more to the backpacker traveller than the standard hotel holiday goer.
Compare the difference in lifestyles between home and India. Home is boring by comparison. The makeup of Western civilisation makes people feel sick because it’s against their inner nature. India gives release to that nature.
|Problem: This style of travel in India is by no means an easy or particularly safe task
Opportunity: Ignore the wider market and hone in on our niche of travellers and backpackers: demonstrate that the rough, free and slightly dangerous nature of travel in India is exactly the medication travellers need
|Business Objective: Get travellers to book their daily activities through Challenge India|
Demographic: 18-30 years old, 60/40 male/female, travellers and backpackers
Psychographic: Young people who want excitement, danger, to be challenged and have a story to tell. They want to broaden their horizons. They want tol be stronger and tougher because of the experience. They want a sense of freedom,
Key Desire: To have more life experiences, more excitement and danger
|Key Proposition: In India, you’re free|
|Reasons to Buy In:
|Intended Response: “India looks so much more exciting”|