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Austria Offers Year of Free Transportation If You Get a Railcard Tattoo

This week, Austria’s climate minister, Leonore Gewessler, concocted a highly controversial campaign that involved turning people’s skin into a living advertisement for the country’s Klimaticket (“Climate Ticket”).

The incentive, an activation run during two recent weekend music festivals, promised a free Klimaticket—good for one year’s worth of unlimited nationwide transportation via rail, bus, tram or metro—to the first three people who would have themselves permanently tattooed with the word “Klimaticket”. 

Six people reportedly took the ministry up on its offer, three at each event. Their ink was done without delay at a pop-up tattoo parlor touting a banner that read “Action that gets under your skin”, the slogan used by One Mobility GmbH, the Klimaticket’s distributor, according to German-language outlet Salzburger Nachrichten.

While the initiative was criticized on social media,Jakob Lambert, Managing Director of One Mobility GmbH, said, “The feedback at the festivals was extremely positive.” He explained, “None of them got the first tattoo of their life, it was more like people who already have a few and now have one more.”

In an effort to defend the campaign’s merit, he added that only adults were allowed to get tattooed and that the offer was made available only in the early afternoon, not in the evening when, presumably, people might be drinking.

Source : Travel Pulse

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