Venue Awards

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

Museums and attractions have had to be more creative than ever to provide exceptional experiences to customers. That’s why our annual tourism awards series, the Remarkable Venue Awards, is shining a spotlight on venues that are moving the industry forward – and your venue could be one of them.

Discover the award categories

The Remarkable Venue Awards were established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate the best attractions and museums in the most-visited cities around the world. Since the first Remarkable Venue Awards, awards ceremonies have taken place annually in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome.

The 2020 Remarkable Venue Awards was a global, online event which celebrated seven categories of awards in six countries: UK & Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. 

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 the more than 750,000 customer reviews of venues on Two new application based award categories were also launched this year: Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue. Any museum or attraction working with Tiqets or not — were encouraged to apply.

There was one winner per country in each category of award. Each winner will receive a marketing package from Tiqets valued at €5,000.

Applications for Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue are closed for 2020.

Most Remarkable Venue

Our Remarkable Venue Award is presented to the venue that is consistently popular with visitors. The selection for this award is based on customer reviews on

Best Attraction

This award honors 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 Museum

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

Best Landmark

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

Best Onsite Experience

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. The award celebrates the venue and staff onsite.

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 travellers the world over. This award is application based.

Most Innovative Venue

Innovation is about finding ways to be creative and unique that are also modern and up to date. This year’s Most Innovative award is about spotlighting the venues that found new and original ways to appeal to customers within the new COVID-19 regulations. This award is application based.

Meet the judges evaluating applications for 2020’s Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue awards

This years application-based awards were chosen by a panel of 15 expert judges in each region, as well as

being evaluated by our global judging partner, Douglas Quinby from Arival

The 2020 Remarkable Venue Awards Global Winners

The winners for the 2020 Remarkable Venue Awards have been decided, and we called on museum- and attraction-goers across the globe to help us select the best of the best The 7 wonders of the world have competition – the 7 best museums & attractions in the world!. For the first time, the Remarkable Venue Award winners of each country went head-to-head to compete for a global title. 6,000+ customers voted for their favorite museums & attractions of 2020 to crown the Best of the Best.

Watch the online awards ceremony

Interested in becoming a Remarkable Venue Award winner in 2021?

Get in touch with one of our experts to find out how we can work together