High Hopes – Modelling on the move

Let’s be honest, many of us in the UK are on tenterhooks at the moment, waiting to find out whether or not we will be allowed to travel abroad for our summer holidays.

We know the government’s roadmap out of lockdown suggests that from mid-May international travel may be allowed again, but, equally, we have all learned over the past year just how quickly things can change.

Nevertheless, international travel is permitted for work purposes and, if Models Direct and its clients feel it is safe, then there may be assignments abroad to be completed.

As a company, we also have a long history of working with the travel industry, and not only are we optimistic about international assignments resuming but we expect campaigns promoting travel abroad to step up as things loosen up.

International modelling can be an exciting experience and taking part in assignments for the travel industry can also be great fun.

Recently, for example, we sent a group of child models off to take part in a campaign for Jet2, who wanted to promote the sustainable packaging on their kids’ menus.

Afterwards, young Georgina’s mum said; “Georgina really enjoyed the experience on Tuesday. The Jet2 staff were really friendly and helpful. Thanks, Models Direct, we look forward to the photos!” 

And Holly also loved the shoot, which took place on board an airplane:

“Holly had a really great day doing the Jet2 new children’s meals campaign, it was a good first experience for her. The shoot was very informal, and all involved were extremely friendly and made us feel very comfortable.”

We also sent 10 of our models off to Heathrow Airport to take part in a shoot there.

They also reported back to say how much they enjoyed it.

Adam said: “I had a fantastic time today at Heathrow Airport. I enjoyed the whole experience. The shoot itself was extremely fun and I enjoyed working with Aira, the other model. The clients themselves were fantastic – very friendly and warm. This was my first modelling experience and the relaxed nature of the client and the photographer put me at ease straight away.”

And Guy agreed: “This was my first assignment and it was really enjoyable!” he said. “I was understandably nervous at first, but the Ingenious staff were great at putting me at ease and making it a great experience. Thanks so much to Molly at Models Direct for getting me the job and for all the organisation and booking information.”

Wheelchair user Alex also took part.

Afterwards, he said: “The whole experience was simple from start to finish, everywhere was of course accessible, parking was easy, directions and contact info all provided, just very, very easy. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and hope to promote diversity and inclusion as a wheelchair user in more campaigns such as this in the future. Many thanks to everyone involved in the selection process, it’s been a privilege.”

Travel campaign modelling can involve all kinds of assignments for models of all ages and backgrounds – and international modelling can take you all over the world.

Let’s hope for a little sunshine for all of us this summer – but why not also put yourself forward if you’d like the opportunity to go abroad or promote the travel industry as a model?