Tourism

Vienna amusingly roasts web reviews (and itself) in latest tourism campaign

Ally Burnie

Ally Burnie

The Vienna Tourist Board has unveiled its latest ad campaign that mocks the era of online reviews.

The tourism board took some of the worst online reviews of Vienna, such as “the lawn is a mess” and “the view is rubbish” and turned them into billboards and online ads.

While it might seem counterintuitive to highlight the apparent ‘worst’ aspects of the city, the tagline of the ads is ‘So who decides what you like?’, asking people to make up their own minds about the city.

Vienna tourism campaign [2]

Vienna tourism campaign [3]

Austria’s famed Leopold Museum also collaborated with Vienna’s tourism board, projecting bad ratings onto the side of the museum earlier this month.

“Paintings are disgusting” was amusingly displayed on the museum’s wall, with just a one star out of five.

Vienna tourism campaign [4]

Vienna Tourist Board managing director Norbert Kettner said: “In our current Vienna campaign, we take a humorous look at the notion that online ratings are not always the right path to take when it comes to looking for relaxation and moments of enjoyment.

“It is intended to make people sit up and think and trigger broader public discussion.”


This article originally appeared on Travel Weekly‘s sister publication, B&T.

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