Tiqets Announces 5th Annual Remarkable Venue Awards in Partnership With the Tourism Innovation Summit

Amsterdam, 1 September 2021 – Tiqets’ 5th annual Remarkable Venue Awards celebrating the best museums and attractions worldwide will be hosted at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville on 10 November 2021. The free hybrid event will allow attendees to join both in-person in Seville as the event will be livestreamed. Applications for the Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue awards are open from today until September 30.

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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. 

2021 has been a year of rebirth for the tourism industry. In the wake of the pandemic, museums and attractions have come up with new, exciting and – most importantly – safe ways to engage with visitors. In partnership with TIS, we’re hosting our annual event to celebrate the end of a year of recovery and welcome the shift to a year of breaking records. It’s a privilege to celebrate all these venues have accomplished at the end of a long, but hopeful, year with the Remarkable Venue Awards ceremony.  Luuc Elzinga, Tiqets President & Co-founder

Attend the free awards ceremony

Anyone in the travel industry is invited to register for the free awards ceremony, which will take place during the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville on Wednesday, November 10 from 17:30-20:30 CET. The event will also be livestreamed across the globe so anyone can attend virtually.

After many months of struggles and difficulties for the tourism industry and its businesses, we have to take also time to recognize the ones that are leading and innovating nowadays. This is why it is a pleasure for us to host Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards to recognize museums and attractions that are disrupting and changing models in these unprecedented times. Once again, at TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit 2021, we will gather tourism leaders from all around the world to set the roadmap of the upcoming years and define the new ways of travel. Silvia Avilés, Director of TIS2021

To register to attend the event in person or online, visit: https://www.tiqets.com/venues/remarkable-venue-awards/

Apply for the Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue Awards

Today, Tiqets opens applications for two of the awards that will be announced at the ceremony: 

  • Most Innovative Venue recognizes the museums and attractions that are pushing the industry forward through creative marketing strategies, new technology, sustainability initiatives, or other means. 
  • Best Hidden Gem recognizes the unique or niche attractions that may be off the beaten path but always stun their visitors. Any venue that provides an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience to its audience is encouraged to apply. 

The winners of these application-based awards will be chosen by a panel of expert judges in each participating region, including representatives for organisations such as National Geographic, Condé Nast, MuseumNext, and our global judge Douglas Quinby from Arival. There will be a winner for each award in each of the six markets (France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US) being recognized. 


Applications close on September 30, 2021. To apply, submit the short application form available on this page: https://www.tiqets.com/venues/remarkable-venue-awards/#apply-for-award

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About the Tiqets 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.

About Tiqets

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 200 people worldwide, including in Amsterdam (HQ) as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Vienna, Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka. More information can be found on Tiqets.com.

About Tourism Innovation Summit

Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) 2021, taking place from 10-12 November in Seville, is the global summit of innovation and technology for the travel and tourism sector. TIS2021 will bring 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.

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