04 January 2019, 06:00

Saga launch new travel campaign for passionate people

  • Saga Travel invite ‘Passionate people to leave their mark’ in new campaign

Saga has today launched a new advertising creative approach that celebrates the ageless nature of its members and the passions and charisma that define their lives. The new creatives are supported by primetime advertising for the first time.

Leading with its travel business, Saga’s campaign is told through the stories of three global characters. The films, rather than focusing on destinations instead showcase the lasting impact travellers have on the people they meet when travelling.

Stuart Beamish, Group Chief Customer Officer at Saga said: “This is a very exciting new approach for Saga.  Rather than showcasing individual travellers and destinations, by contrast, our travel campaign flips the focus and celebrates the immensely powerful mark we all leave on the people we meet, whatever age we are, and wherever we go around the world. This idea is captured in the campaign line, ‘the world is waiting to meet you’.”

The three spots shot on location feature global citizens regaling their stories, in their native language, of the Saga travellers they have met. Mongolian Eagle Hunter Ahelbek retells the story of Charlotte ‘who danced till her shoes fell apart’, while Norwegian Sami lady, Mary-Sarre, laughs about how Brighton couple Peter and Amy ‘had her singing musicals!’, and finally Spanish Guitar playing Pepe who sings of lively Molly from Exeter ‘who broke his heart’. 

Each film, directed by Siri Bunford, celebrates the rich experience of travel. The campaign also involves bold visually arresting print, social and digital, using striking photographs of the same people we meet in the films.

Beamish continued, “I am thrilled that together we have produced such an emotive, powerful campaign and I can’t wait to see it in the market.”

Guy Moore, Creative Director at VCCP said:

“Saga is often thought of as a gentle, all cruise ships and silver hair brand. Which is not the truth. So it was time to change the conversation and define Saga not by age, but by energy and vivacity.

“Featuring only the people they have met on their travels with the line ‘The world is waiting to meet you’ you’d be forgiven for thinking Charlotte, Molly, Peter and Amy - the subjects of our stories - were in their 20s or 30s, because age is only a number!”

Campaign launches at the end of December with TVC launching on 4 January 2019 in a primetime slot at 9.31pm..

The three spots can be seen here:

Cruise - https://youtu.be/U446CuVp7Is

Worldwide - https://youtu.be/KmMhBiWXQcs

Europe - https://youtu.be/DmycblZXeno


For more information please contact:

Fiona Magill, PR Director at VCCP: fmagill@vccp.com

Lisa Harris, Head of PR at Saga lisa.harris@saga.co.uk or 01303 774716


About Saga

Saga is a leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 60 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands among UK consumers aged over 50. Saga is synonymous in the UK with this demographic and is recognised for its high quality, award winning products and services.  These include cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing and the UK’s award-winning Saga Magazine.

About VCCP

VCCP is an international integrated communications agency, founded in 2002 on the principles of simplicity, collaboration, un-preciousness and integration around ideas rather than channels.

We are the challenger agency for challenger brands and transform the fortunes of our clients by challenging and disrupting the categories they operate in.

With offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, New York, Prague, San Francisco and Sydney, VCCP produces award-winning work for clients including O2, comparethemarket.com, easyJet, Canon, Domino’s and Cadbury.



Alex Brazier