Amsterdam, 20 August 2020 - This six-week program spanning six countries spotlights a host of exclusive online and offline activities from venues such as the Musée d'Orsay (FR), the Palace of Holyroodhouse (UK), the Vatican (IT), the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (US), the Château de Versailles (FR) and more.
From 24 August to 4 October, Tiqets, one of the world's leading online booking platforms for museums and attractions, will host Awakening Weeks in the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and the US. From free virtual experiences and special deals to new exhibitions and giveaways, Tiqets Awakening Weeks offer consumers more ways to safely and confidently return to culture.
More than 100 top museums and attractions worldwide are joining the line-up by hosting free virtual experiences and launching new in-person experiences during the Awakening Weeks. New exhibitions and activities for locals will be launched alongside ticket giveaways and limited discounts to encourage people to return to their local cultural centers. Venues will also share their reopening with international audiences by hosting free, interactive online experiences that are created exclusively for Tiqets Awakening Weeks.
Participating venues include the Musée d'Orsay (FR), the Palace of Holyroodhouse (UK), the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (US), Gardaland (IT), the Vatican (IT), Casa Vicens (SP), the Moco Museum (NL), the Château de Versailles (FR), the Empire State Building (US), and more.
You don’t have to travel for an exclusive experience at some of the best museums and attractions in the world. With Tiqets Awakening Weeks, people will be able to tour newly reopened venues around the world from their own home.
View the full lineup of nearly 50 one-of-a-kind virtual experiences here.
In addition to the online experiences, participating venues are also highlighting new activities available since their reopening. This includes a free concert series on the terraces at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, a fully redesigned museum experience at Fotografiska in New York, or the launch of new tours such as the new UK Imagine Experiences series.
The campaign will invite locals in each market to safely reawaken their cultural centers by experiencing these newly launched or updated exhibitions and activities, learning about the new hygiene measures venues have implemented, and participating in giveaways and special deals.
In the past months, museums and attractions have worked tirelessly to make it safe to visit their venue again. Now it’s time to roll out the welcome mat and safely celebrate the reawakening of these venues to the public. We’re thrilled that more than 100 of our museum and attraction partners have joined us for the Awakening Weeks to inspire visitors to enjoy these incredible experiences without the crowds from the past.Luuc Elzinga, President and Founder of Tiqets
Simply put - the world has changed, and our industry has to change with it. As people remain sensibly sensitive about travelling to popular locations, the demand for carefully-curated, exclusive small group products will only increase. We will never forget the impact of COVID-19. But we want to help people start making new, happy memories with the people they love now, during Tiqets Awakening Weeks. We give people back control over their adventures, and the ability to realise the dreams they made during these unsettled times.Ana Araque, Co-Founder of Imagine Experiences (Ana launched Imagine Experiences during the lockdown)
Tiqets’ mission is to make culture more accessible by making it easier for more people to discover more ways to culture. From the start in 2014, the company has connected millions of people to museums and attractions with instant, last-minute and mobile tickets. Tiqets works with both hidden gems and top museums and attractions all over the world.
The company is headquartered in Amsterdam and now employs 200+ people worldwide, including in Amsterdam (HQ) as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Vienna, Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka. More information can be found on Tiqets.com.