Hotels

Hotel chain offers to “save your marriage” in witty post-lockdown campaign

A study on the impacts of COVID-19 by Relationships Australia, the leading national provider of relationship support services, found that 42 per cent of people had experienced a negative change in their relationship with their partner during the last few months.

And now a witty new campaign from a hotel chain has arrived that plays on relationship blues in the era of a global pandemic.

Virgin Hotels has released a new TVC suggesting a stay at one of its properties could be just the tonic if your love life has taken a beating during lockdown.

The witty campaign is the work of New York advertising agency Joan Creative, and features a plummy British voiceover with a wonderfully strange 80s vibe about it.

Check out the fun below:

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Hotels

Hilton takes $603 million hit in Q2

by Huntley Mitchell

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Destinations

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Aviation

At least 18 dead in Indian plane crash

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