Until 3 March 2019 the public is being invited to vote for those projects, from a total of 86 nominees, which they think have made the best contribution to the promotion of the capital city in 2018. Votes can now be cast at www.awards.brussels.
Once the three finalists in each category have been selected by the public, a jury of professionals from the Brussels tourist scene will select the overall winners of the 2019 awards. In choosing the winners, the jury will pay particular attention to the following criteria: the impact made by the nominees on tourism in Brussels, their international promotion, their originality, their sustainability as well as their accessibility to persons of limited mobility.
The winners will be announced and the awards made at the visit.brussels Awards & Networking Night, on 4 April 2019.
The eight categories that will be put to the public vote are:
- EVENING EXPERIENCE 2018
A concept that has contributed to the richness of evenings in Brussels.
- MOST NOTED EXHIBITION 2018
A major exhibition that has enhanced the cultural and tourist prestige of Brussels.
- INTERNATIONAL EVENT 2018
A major event or international show organised in Brussels for the general public.
- BEST GASTRONOMIC CONCEPT 2018
Gastronomic activity, event or concept that has enriched the Brussels’ tourist offering. (HORECA establishments will be judged in the vote on their concept and not on the quality of their food or service)
- NEW EVENT & TOURIST LOCATION 2018
Opening or renovation of a location that is vital for Brussels’ image as a place for tourism and events.
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- HOTEL NEWCOMER 2018
New concept, innovation or renovation in the Brussels hotel world.
- PUBLIC INITIATIVE 2018:
Initiative by a public entity or similar (parastatal organisations, any of the 19 communes, regional agencies, etc.) that has contributed to the promotion of tourism in the Brussels-Capital Region.
- UNEXPECTED & ORIGINAL CONCEPT 2018
Innovative, original project contributing to the tourist image of Brussels, with the concept not fitting into any other category.
A separate category to be voted on by the jury only:
- INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS & FAIR 2018:
A congress or major international event organised in Brussels for professionals.