With public voting closed for the awards and almost 8,500 votes cast, the three tourist initiatives in Brussels nominated in each category can now be revealed and start battling it out for the grand finale. Over a period of three weeks, 8,483 people have picked what they felt were the initiatives that contributed most actively in making Brussels an internationally renowned capital.
This marks a great improvement on last year, as in 2014 there were 6,033 valid votes.
From the 74 projects submitted in the nine different categories, there are only 27 left.
It will now be up to the panel made up of professionals from the tourism industry to choose the winner in each category. The winners will be announced on 26 March.
The nominees for each category are:
Public Initiative 2014
*L’Atomium enfile son maillot des Diables Rouges pour soutenir l’équipe nationale !
New event location 2014
*Belgian Chocolate Village
*L42 – Business Center and Workplaces
Evening Experience 2014
*The Music Village Jazz Club Concerts
*The Sound of Belgium – The Party
Most noted exhibition 2014
*14-18, it’s our history
*Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
International event 2014
*Brussels Jazz Marathon
*Brussels Biennale of Modern Architecture
Best gastronomic concept 2014
*Brussels Food Truck Festival
New Concept 2014
*Mister Emma Art Loft
*Please Surprise Me!
*Nationa(a)l Expo // Store
Hotel newcomer 2014
*MOTEL ONE – Business-Budget-Design Hotel
*Hôtel des Galeries
*Hilton Brussels Grand Place
International congress 2014
*Brussels Forum 2014
*OPEN DAYS 2014
By Martin Banks