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 recognised 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 Tiqets.com. 

 

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. Find out how to apply below.

Most Remarkable

Venue

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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 Tiqets.com.

Best

Museum

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

Best

Attraction

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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 Tiqets.com

Best Onsite

Experience

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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 Tiqets.com.

Best

Landmark

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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 Tiqets.com of the onsite experience, including staff interaction and information available at the venue.

Application-based awards

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 open to all museums and attractions. You do not need to be working with Tiqets to apply. Apply now!

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. This award is open to all museums and attractions. You do not need to be working with Tiqets to apply. Apply now!

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!

Applications must be sent before September 8th, 2022 17:00 CET to be considered.

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 Tiqets.com. 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.

Register to attend the Global Winners event

This year’s global awards evening will be free to attend, with both an in-person ceremony and a global live stream to attend virtually. For the first time ever, we’ll reveal the 7 museums & attractions that were voted best in the world by consumers in 2022 at the awards ceremony. This year's awards are presented in partnership with Tourism Innovation Summit and will take place during their conference in Seville on Wednesday, November 2nd from 17:00 CET.

As part of Tiqets' partnership with the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville, anyone who attends the Remarkable Venue Awards ceremony will also receive a complimentary 3-day gold pass to attend TIS from November 2-5, 2022. This pass is valued at over €700 in value, so register now to secure your free spot!

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.


Let’s end 2021 bigger and better than ever! Join us for the Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards.