Amsterdam, 5 October 2021 – Today, Tiqets announced the nominees for the 5th annual Remarkable Venue Awards (RVAs), which celebrate the best museums and attractions around the world. Nominees include the Colosseum (Italy), the Louvre (France), Park Güell (Spain), the Statue of Liberty (United States), the Mauritshuis (the Netherlands) and the Scotch Whisky Experience (United Kingdom).
This year has more than 120+ nominees competing to become one of the 7 winners in each of the 6 markets represented in the Remarkable Venue Awards. From Best Museum to Best Hidden Gem, the awards recognise venues that received the best customer reviews on Tiqets.com as well as venues that were selected by a panel of 20+ tourism experts.
Winners will be announced at the free Remarkable Venue Awards Ceremony on 10 November at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville, which will also be livestreamed globally.
The nominees for this year's Remarkable Venue Awards have not just recovered in 2021 – they’ve thrived. These museums and attractions have received rave reviews from thousands of Tiqets customers in 2021, with ratings that represent the best in the industry. We're proud to celebrate all of these nominees and look forward to toasting to the winners at this year's Remarkable Venue Awards ceremony.Laurens Leurink, Tiqets CEO
Here is a sampling of this year's nominees in the six markets covered by the Remarkable Venue Awards:
- France: Musée d'Orsay (Most Remarkable Venue), Terra Botanica (Best Onsite Experience) and Centre Pompidou (Best Museum)
- Italy: St. Peter's Basilica (Most Remarkable Venue), the Colosseum (Best Landmark) and Borghese Gallery (Best Museum)
- The Netherlands: Mauritshuis (Most Remarkable Venue), SkyView de Pier (Best Attraction) and the Rijksmuseum (Best Museum)
- Spain: Camp Nou (Most Remarkable Venue), Puy du Fou España (Best Attraction) and Chillida Leku (Best Museum)
- The UK and Ireland: Titanic Belfast (Most Remarkable Venue), The View From The Shard (Best Onsite Experience) and London Transport Museum (Best Museum)
- The United States: Empire State Building (Most Remarkable Venue), USS Midway (Best Onsite Experience) and Gatorland Orlando (Best Attraction)
The winner among the nominees announced today will be revealed based on 2021 Tiqets.com review data. For the two awards selected by a panel of 20+ expert judges, Arival's Douglas Quinby, MuseumNext’s Jim Richardson, National Geographic’s Javier Zori and Barbera Bosma, and the Italian National Tourist Board’s Maria Elena Rossi have joined the judging panel. 75+ venues have applied to win these prestigious awards.
The full list of 120+ nominees across category and country, and a more extensive description of the criteria to qualify for each award, can be found here.
This is the first time Tiqets will be partnering with TIS to host the Remarkable Venue Awards ceremony, which has been hosted in six markets annually since 2017. Those who attend the 2021 Remarkable Venue Awards in person will also receive a complimentary 3-day Gold Pass, valued at over €500, to the 2021 Tourism Innovation Summit. Those who can't make it to Seville can tune in to the free livestream of the event.
For more information about attending the event, in person or online, visit: https://www.tiqets.com/venues/remarkable-venue-awards/.
The Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards were established in 2017 to recognise and celebrate the best attractions and museums in the most-visited cities around the world. The first Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards was hosted in Paris in 2017. The 2021 awards honors winners in seven award categories and six markets: the UK & Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. Previous award winners have included Sagrada Familia, Musée d'Orsay, and the Van Gogh Museum.
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 170+ people worldwide, including in Amsterdam (HQ) as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka. More information can be found on Tiqets.com.