Having little time or low budget for a quality getaway?
Seeing nothing but mountains of people at tourist attractions?
Especially when traveling physically is not recommended during these days,
Manli is your best solution.
Manli Travel Company
A travel agency that provides virtual traveling services. At Manli we promote zero cost, high efficiency, effortless traveling experience that aims to fulfill those who wish to ‘travel’ around the world with no restriction through photos and selfies.
Instead of actually traveling around, Manli invites tourists to “travel” by using exclusive instagram filters provided @manlitravelcompany.
Tourists are encouraged to document their travel experiences, including taking selfies or videos to pretend going on picnics at different locations around the world, posing with backgrounds filled with essential travel phrases, and justify their “travel experiences” through reposting.
Manli Travel Company first launched its service on Instagram in 2018 by taking orders of photoshopping tourists onto their selected destinations manually. In 2019 we decided to upgrade the service and had the concept of having a real retro travel agency, that provides virtual traveling service inside in order to provoke a twisted feeling of entering the social media age.
However, due to the pandemic situation, Manli as a small startup business is now forced to stay entirely online. So in April, Manli established a new business line for 2020: a series of on trend traveling related instagram filters. By taking this step, it marks a significant milestone for Manli towards new interactive media and unlimited market opportunities.
Yang Shen (BFA Design and Technology '20)
Yanwen Dong (BFA Design and Technology '20)
Instagram content design, filter and concept development, promo design
Jing Xu (BFA Fashion Design '21)
Shuyang Ren (BFA Fine Art '20, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Instagram content design, photo editing, concept development
You can read more about this project here