Australia Takes Centre Stage in New Qantas Safety Video

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Travel News 29 Jan 2016

Friendly Australians and stunning destinations are the stars of a new Qantas safety video that showcases Australia as an amazing place to visit.

Due to screen on hundreds of Qantas flights a day to a global audience of almost 30 million people a year, the short video features Australians from all walks of life talking passengers through the on-board safety instructions against the backdrop of locations across the country.

The scenarios featured in the video include:

  • An oxygen mask demonstration at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart;
  • A life-jacket demonstration at Bondi Icebergs;
  • A brace position demonstration during a yoga class on Hamilton Island;
  • Counting rows to the exit on a Yarra Valley winery; and
  • An emergency slide demonstration at Josephine Falls in Queensland, among others.

The video will be introduced across Qantas’ domestic and international fleet from February, as well as featuring on the airline’s online channels. While the video is first and foremost a safety communication, it will also form the basis of a new tourism campaign.

Qantas and Tourism Australia will work together over the next 12 months to promote the locations featured and maximise the benefits for local tourism operators. In particular, Tourism Australia will lend its social media marketing power, helping the video reach millions of people globally.

The campaign comes at a time when tourism is growing at the fastest rate since the Sydney Olympics, setting new records for visitor numbers and spending, with huge potential growth to come.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the video was a unique platform to promote the local tourism industry and capture the confident-but-relaxed Aussie personality that visitors tend to fall in love with.

“We’ve experimented with different settings for our safety videos over the years, but this time we saw an opportunity to celebrate Australia itself,” Mr Joyce said.

“The result is something that we believe is really special and powerful, but warm, funny and down to earth at the same time, because it’s about everyday Australians.

Qantas’ contribution to tourism promotion includes marketing partnerships worth more than $80 million with state and territory marketing agencies and extensive direct Qantas advertising and owned media activity across its global network.  

Watch the video below:


Full list of locations featured in the video:

Alice Springs, NT

Bondi Baths, NSW

Canberra, ACT

Cradle Mountain, TAS

Deep Well Station, NT

Exmouth, WA

Fremantle, WA

Hamilton Island, QLD

Hobart, TAS (MONA)

Josephine Falls, QLD

Lake Lefroy, WA

Melbourne, VIC

Purnong, SA

Stanwell Park NSW

Tooborac, VIC

Yarra Valley, VIC

Whitsundays, QLD