Tourism NT invites Aussies to start summer early via KWP!

Tourism NT is inviting Aussies to enjoy an early summer holiday in the Northern Territory in a new campaign from creative agency KWP!, with media from Atomic212 and PR from Mango Communications.

The campaign targets Australians who are fed up with the wet winter weather, don’t want to fight holiday crowds in December, or are just dreaming of a warmer location for their next holiday.

The campaign continues to build on the “Different in every sense’ platform established in 2019, featuring a 60 second tongue-in-cheek movie trailer TVC that aims to reposition the summer holiday timing in the minds of Australian consumers.

The spot depicts a collection of shots taken across various iconic NT landscapes and tourist hot spots, accompanied by a voice over that is spoken by a dramatic blockbuster style narrator

Running across cinema, TV, digital and OOH with real time weather report comparisons and supported by paid and earned media and influencer partnerships, the new campaign aims to redefine your summer holiday, highlighting the benefits of travel to the Territory at one of the best times of year.

Executive director of marketing at Tourism NT, Tony Quarmby said: “As our summer season kicks off earlier than other parts of Australia, we are posing the question, ‘what are you waiting for?’ We have the best weather, less crowds and lower prices through great deals from September onwards, so why wait until December for your summer holiday?”

Tristan Glover, integrated team lead KWP! in Darwin, said: “With this campaign we’re encouraging our mates down south to start their summer early here in the Territory. September onwards is the perfect time to visit, with balmy days and nights coupled with our incredible events, landscapes and ancient culture, it’s time to tick the Territory off your bucket list with an early summer trip.”

Tabitha Fairbairn, managing director Mango Communications, said: “We’re excited to shake up the idea of an Aussie summer and ignite the desire to visit the Territory during the early summer season among more Australians.”

The summer campaign will also offer early bird summer deals to the NT with campaign partners Virgin Australia, Webjet, Expedia, Travello, Holidays of Australia, Tripadvisor and Britz delivering massive savings to consumers travelling from September 2022 to March 2023.


Tourism Northern Territory
Executive Director of Marketing: Tony Quarmby
Director Domestic Marketing: Monika Tonkin
Consumer Marketing Manager: Erin Fouracre
Trade Marketing Manager: Alice Bowden
Domestic PR Manager: Isabelle Mellios

Creative: KWP!
Video Editor: Phoebe Taylor, Arc Edit
Integrated Team Leader and Producer: Tristan Glover
Executive Creative Director: Corey Swaffer
Integrated Creative: Monica Lawrie

Media: Atomic212
Ilona Evans: Client Lead
Jay Malig: Planning & Trading Director
Ashley Vaughan-Riley: Digital Director
Anne Mui: Senior Performance Manager
Jai Mellor: Performance Manager
Kate Brown: Planning & Trading Executive
Hannah Armstrong: Planning & Trading Assistant
Joel Beattie: Performance Assistant

PR & Media: Mango Communications
Managing Director: Tabitha Fairbairn
Senior Account Director: Ellee Lines
Senior Account Manager Eilis Grainger
Account Manager: Sidney Balfour


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