Remarkable Venue Awards

The annual tourism awards celebrating the best museums and attractions around the world

Tourism is back – and so are our annual Remarkable Venue Awards! We’re shining a spotlight on the museums and attractions that have wowed travelers in 2022 – and your venue could be one of them.

About the awards

The Remarkable Venue Awards celebrates seven categories of awards in a host of Tiqets’ markets. In previous years, we’ve recognized museums and attractions in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This year, the awards program will also include Germany, Portugal, and the United Arab Emirates.

The selection of the winning venues in the Best Attraction, Best Museum, Best Onsite Experiences, Most Remarkable Venue, and Best Landmark categories will be based on 1.1M+ customer reviews of venues on 


The two application-based tourism award categories, Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue are judged by a panel of industry experts and any museum or attraction is encouraged to apply.

Watch the awards ceremony!

This year’s global awards ceremony was attended by museums and attractions both online and in-person! Presented in partnership with Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS), the awards took place during the 2022 TIS in Seville on Wednesday, November 2nd. Highlights included a keynote address from travel and adventure expert Kellee Edwards, and, of course, the announcement of the 2022 Remarkable Venue Award winners.

Meet the keynote speaker for the Remarkable Venue Awards

We are proud to announce that the award-winning travel expert Kellee Edwards gave the keynote address at this year’s awards ceremony.

Named “one of the most powerful women in travel” by Conde Nast, Kellee Edwards hosts her own TV show on Travel Channel as well as Travel & Leisure podcast “Let’s go together”. Her keynote speech, “Get lost through travel”, shared stories of her farthest-flung journeys – from flying airplanes to swimming with whales and unearthing spearhead artifacts – and how museums and attractions can evoke the same sense of adventure in their experiences. 

Most Remarkable


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Our Remarkable Venue Award is presented to the venue that is the most popular and top-rated with visitors. The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on



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The Best Museum award recognises the best museums and art galleries featured on The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on



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This award honours the best attractions, from theme parks and zoos to guided visits. It recognises venues that stand out for their appeal to all types of visitors. The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on

Best Onsite


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This category is focused on recognising the venue that offers the best onsite experience. The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on of the onsite experience, including staff interaction and information available at the venue.



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This category recognises venues such as cathedrals, churches (or any place of worship), castles, palaces, historical or iconic landmarks and observation decks. The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on

Application-based awards

Applications for the Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue have now closed.

Best Hidden Gem

A hidden gem refers to something which is outstanding, unique or special. This award category is focused on highlighting lesser-known and more niche attractions to travelers the world over.

Most Innovative Venue

Innovation is about finding ways to be creative and unique that are also modern and up-to-date. This award is about spotlighting museums and attractions that found new and original ways to appeal to customers. This could include sustainable initiatives, creative marketing strategies, new technology implemented, etc.

Apply for the Best Hidden Gem or Most Innovative Venue Award

Could your venue be the Best Hidden Gem or Most Innovative Venue of 2022? Download an application form to see if your museum or attraction has what it takes to become a Remarkable Venue Award winner. Don’t forget: you don’t have to be working with Tiqets to apply. All museums and attractions in the participating countries are welcome to submit an application.

Why you should apply for the Remarkable Venue Award:

  • Raise your venue’s profile in the tourism industry
  • Celebrate the exceptional work of your staff 
  • Get additional exposure to Tiqets’ 20 million+ customer base
  • Be featured in renowned travel media outlets like National Geographic, TimeOut, El Periódico, MuseumNext and more!

Deadline extended! Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the deadline for all applications to September 9, 2022 midnight (CEST).

Awards selection process

Application-based awards

The winners of the application-based awards will be chosen by a panel of expert judges in their region, such as regional DMOs and tourism experts against a set of scoring criteria. Venues that score the highest across the criteria are shortlisted as nominees, with the top-scoring venue being awarded the winner. Tiqets does not have an influence on the scoring of these applications. To be eligible to participate your venue must be based in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, Germany, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates.

Review-based awards

The selection of the five other awards is based on customer reviews on These awards do not require an application. The nominees are the museums and attractions that received the highest average customer review score in their country and category in the past 12 months

Global winners & nominees

The regional awards honour winners in seven award categories in nine countries. All regional award winners are automatically entered into the voting-based competition to win the title of Global Winner in their category. A worldwide consumer voting round will decide the 7 Global Winners of the Remarkable Venue Awards.

View the 2021 award winners here.

Tourism Innovation Summit

For the second year running, Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards will be presented in partnership with the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) and will take place during their conference in Seville on Wednesday, November 2nd from 17:00-20:00 CET. As part of Tiqets’ involvement in the summit, anyone who attends the Remarkable Venue Awards in-person awards ceremony will also receive a complimentary 3-day gold pass (valued at 700 EUR) to attend the TIS taking place from November 2 – 5, 2022! 

The TIS is a global summit of innovation and technology for the travel and tourism sector. It brings together the decision-makers of the tourism industry to debate and draw the guidelines for the reactivation of the industry. Reactivation, recovering the trust of travellers, inclusive tourism, sustainability and digitalization are becoming key drivers for a new era of travel. The summit will promote the transformation of the tourism sector, and will share ideas, trends, strategies and successful experiences through different vertical forums for each industry segment and agendas for each professional profile.