Tiqets has announced the regional winners for the seventh annual Remarkable Venue Awards (RVAs). This prestigious awards programme honors and celebrates excellence in museums, attractions and experiences across eight countries. Winners include Fabrique des Lumières, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, FC Porto Museum, The Postal Museum, Château de Villandry, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Parco Giardino Sigurtà, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
The Remarkable Venue Awards, now in its seventh year, recognise outstanding venues in seven distinctive categories, reflecting the diverse array of experiences Tiqets offers in the world’s favourite travel destinations including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the UAE, the UK, and the US. This year, a total of 229 nominees competed worldwide across the seven award categories: Most Remarkable Venue, Best Museum, Best Landmark, Best Family Experience, Best Activity, Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue.
From art lovers to families and even architecture admirers, reviews from over 1.6 million Tiqets customers contributed to celebrate this year’s winners, which include:
- France: Carrières des Lumières
- Italy: Parco Giardino Sigurtà
- Netherlands: Fabrique des Lumières
- Portugal: Spiritus Light Show at Igreja dos Clérigos
- Spain: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
- UAE: Global Village Dubai
- UK: Palace of Holyroodhouse
- USA: Space Center Houston
Laurens Leurink, Tiqets CEO said, “The Remarkable Venue Awards represent a celebration of the cultural richness, innovation, and the diverse array of experiences that museums and attractions bring to the world. They truly reflect the authentic experiences and preferences of our global audience. Each of the winners of the 2023 Remarkable Venue Awards have left a lasting impression on the hearts of diverse groups of travelers booking with Tiqets. We’re honored to play a part in making culture more accessible to everyone, and we look forward to finding out the Global Winners of 2023 in October.”
The selection of the winners were determined through a rigorous process. Categories including the Best Family Experience, Best Museum, Best Activity, Most Remarkable Venue, and Best Landmark were assessed based on an impressive collection of over 1.6 million customer reviews sourced from Tiqets.com. Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue awards are based on applications and have been evaluated by a renowned panel of judges. Industry experts on the judging panel include Arival CEO Douglas Quinby, Viajes National Geographic Web Director Javier Zori, UKinbound Head of Development & Membership Antony Amos, and Netherlands Breda University Senior Lecturer Frederike van Ouwerkerk.
Following the announcement of the regional winners, the next round of the Remarkable Venue Awards begins for the title of global winner. All regional winners will advance to compete for the title of global winner in their respective category. All global winners, including the application-based categories, will be decided through a worldwide public voting process between now and 3 October 2023. By casting their votes for the 2023 Global Remarkable Venue Award, voters will automatically enter a drawing to win a year’s worth of free tickets to a diverse range of experiences available on tiqets.com. To participate, please vote here.
For the third consecutive year, the global winners of the 2023 Remarkable Venue Awards will be announced at the annual awards ceremony hosted at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville. The ceremony will include a keynote address by Marc Mekki, a dynamic expert in innovation, digital transformation, and agile leadership known for guiding people to unlock their creativity and strengthen their capacity for innovation.
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