Another Seven site launches - new travel domain takes off

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 17 August 2016

Seven has launched a cross-platform travel and lifestyle vertical 7travel - a 'fusion' of a travel guide and shoppable content for more than 100 global destinations.

The hub will draw related content across Seven's various channels and is sectioned by city. It is fully integrated across across Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Live, YouTube and Instagram.

Seven West Media chief digital officer Clive Dickens says 7travel is designed to help consumers act on their travel aspirations.

“The 7travel vision is to narrow the gap between inspiration and transaction for consumers and partners with a purpose-built experience, connecting Australians to our broadcast content whilst using their mobiles,” Dickens says.

Seven West Media chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette says Seven West Media’s audience has more than eight million people who have shown interest in travelling in the next twelve months.

“Seven million have actually travelled in the past year. Through powerful storytelling with 7travel, Seven West Media will deliver - in combination across our television, online and publishing assets - the inspiration, the insights and the transaction for those people to be inspired, learn and action their travel desires like never before,” Burnette adds.

The 7travel site was designed and built by Seven West Media's digital team. While it is a new undertaking for Seven, the company already has a travel vertical under Yahoo!7's 'Be' brand.

It follows speculation about the future of Seven's joint venture with Yahoo following its sale to Verizon Communications.

It also comes as Seven West Media launched its digital-only food title, Foodiful, and brokered a deal with Woolworths as its exclusive retail partner.

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