Amsterdam, 25 September 2023 – Today, CheapTickets.nl is thrilled to unveil its new mascot, a charming yellow bird named Tjiep. This exciting announcement coincides with the 22nd anniversary of the online travel agency. To celebrate this special occasion, CheapTickets.nl is giving away free flight tickets in the 22 (work)days of October, along with vouchers and exclusive deals available before the end of the year, including spectacular city trips.
“Tjiep symbolizes the optimism within CheapTickets.nl and our unwavering belief in the future,” says Casper Maasdam, Chief Operating Officer at Travix. “Our feathered friend offers our visitors a bird’s eye view of the best deals and comprehensive information on additional services such as baggage, seat options, and flight schedules. This reflects our mission of making booking flight tickets accessible, hassle-free, and enjoyable, ensuring that you can always rely on us for the best deals.”
Founded in 2001, CheapTickets.nl has been a part of Travix since 2011, along with Vliegwinkel.nl and BudgetAir.com, among other brands. From its headquarters in Amsterdam, Travix operates in 35 countries. Maasdam emphasizes, “With Vliegwinkel.nl, we were among the pioneers of online travel agencies in the Netherlands. We are grateful that, over the past 22 years, generation after generation has chosen our platform to book their dream holidays. To express our gratitude to both our loyal customers and new users, we will be offering visitors to our website the opportunity to win fantastic prizes every workday in October, including city trips to New York and Istanbul or a fully arranged holiday in Spain.” In 2020, Travix became a part of the Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider.
The name of CheapTickets.nl’s new mascot Tjiep is a Dutch play on the English word “cheap.” The creation and development of the endearing yellow bird were expertly executed by the Amsterdam-based advertising agency Twofish. “Travel service advertising tends to be quite predictable, with endless images of beautiful people on white sand beaches,” said Russ Pinney, Director at Twofish. “We saw an opportunity to do something different, and we’re thrilled that the Cheaptickets.nl team had the imagination to pick Tjiep up and run with him.”
Visit www.cheaptickets.nl/tjiep/lancering for more information.