The Travel Test

This study demonstrates how advertising on can positively affect travel brands.


The same travel advertisement ran across,,, and to see if the environment influenced perceptions of the advertised destination. Two destinations were tested: a conventional destination (Germany) and a destination considered off-the-beaten-track (Hangzhou).



Key results

  • The results were very positive for with the destinations rated as more upmarket and desirable if people had seen it on the website.
  • Users of were more likely to visit either destination after seeing the ad on the respective site, than those viewing the same ad elsewhere.



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Source: The Travel Test, CINT March 2012, France, India and USA. HHI €20,000+. n=1,908 


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