LEADING travel company, Skyscanner, has unveiled a significant global brand refresh featuring a vibrant new brand, as well as a bold mission to lead the global transformation towards modern and sustainable travel.
The new brand borrows inspiration from beautiful locations around the world, rich in colour, diversity and optimism. It features a mixture of stunning photography and eye-catching illustrations, as well as a redesigned typeface and a new logo designed to symbolise travel and the feelings that it invokes. It is launching across app stores, desktop, mobile web and owned social channels in 52 markets worldwide.
The logo incorporates four major elements that combine to form its aesthetic – optimism, sustainability, ideas and places to discover. The radiating beams represent the optimism of the sun and the innovation that Skyscanner has pioneered in the travel sector. The semi-circle embodies the earth and the downward arrow underneath illustrates a place pinned on a map.
The new typography (‘Relative’) is clear and straightforward, mirroring Skyscanner’s approach to helping travellers, while the palette is built around a bold lead colour, Sky Blue, which represents clarity and optimism. The supporting palette of warm, natural colours represent the rich hues found in destinations around the world.
The brand refresh coincides with the travel giant reaching the significant milestones of 100m peak monthly users, further demonstrating its position as leaders in travel. The bold, new mission to lead the global transformation towards modern and sustainable travel builds on more than 15 years of being at the forefront of travel and innovation, originally as pioneers in flight search and now across travel, helping people find and book the best options for flights, hotels and car hire.
The mission demonstrates a commitment to continue to innovate and disrupt, in order to anticipate and meet the needs of both today’s modern traveller the travellers of tomorrow.
Today’s modern travellers want a mobile-first, seamless and stress-free experience. Skyscanner’s apps have 90m downloads and 60 per cent of users now interact with the brand via a mobile device.
And travellers are increasingly wanting to explore the planet whilst also protecting it. The travellers of tomorrow will expect this by default and Skyscanner is committed to making this a reality, having taken the first steps in sustainable travel by showing lower emission flight options as well as joining the Duke of Sussex’s sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst.
Joanna Lord, chief marketing officer at Skyscanner, comments: “I am beyond excited to launch our new brand today! It is absolutely beautiful – but it goes so much deeper than just a refreshed look. This new platform allows us to recommit to the mission of Skyscanner but also point more clearly to where we are going. As a company, we always strive to do more and provide the best products and services, first for flights and now for your entire trip. This is a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner as we look to the future.”
Global advertising campaigns promoting the refreshed brand and Skyscanner’s mission will launch next year.
For more information visit: https://www.skyscanner.net/about-us/brand
Notes for editors:
Skyscanner worked with branding and design agency, Koto.
Founded in 2003, Skyscanner is a leading travel company dedicated to putting travellers first by making booking trips as simple as possible. Skyscanner helps more than 100 million people in 52 countries and over 30 languages find the best travel options for flights, hotels and car hire every month. Skyscanner is available on desktop, mobile web and its highly-rated app (Android/iOS) has 90 million downloads. Working with 1,200 travel partners, Skyscanner’s mission is to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.
Skyscanner has over 1,000 employees based in offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sofia.
Skyscanner is part of Trip.com Group Ltd.
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