Tiqets has opened applications for two categories in their Remarkable Venue Awards: Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue. Museums and attractions in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the US, Germany, Portugal and the UAE are invited to apply for these highly coveted tourism awards which celebrate the best museums and attractions worldwide.
The annual tourism awards series celebrates the best museums and attractions worldwide. The Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue categories will be assessed by a panel of industry judges, including Arival CEO Douglas Quinby, Viajes National Geographic Web Director Javier Zori, MuseumNext Founder Jim Richardson, and VisitScotland Industry Manager Patrick O’Shaughnessy.
Laurens Leurink, CEO at Tiqets said, “The world’s appetite for travel and culture is back! We’re proud to offer hundreds of museums and attractions across the globe the chance to reach new visitors by being named the Best Hidden Gem or Most Innovative Venue in their country. These awards celebrate niche, unique and off-the-beaten-track venues as well as those pushing the boundaries to engage visitors in new and exciting ways. We’re excited to help uncover these special venues and share them with the world.”
Previous winners such as Barcelona’s Casa Batlló and Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building have been highlighted for their award in publications including National Geographic, The Guide Liverpool, and Conde Nast Traveller. This year, all winners working with Tiqets.com will also receive a special badge on their profile recommending them to site visitors.
The Best Hidden Gem Award:
A hidden gem refers to a venue that 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. Venues do not need to be working with Tiqets to apply. Previous winners include Museo Chillida Leku, Artechouse and Velazquez Tech Museum.
The Most Innovative Venue Award:
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, or new technology implemented. This award is open to all museums and attractions. Venues do not need to be working with Tiqets to apply. Previous winners include Paris Montparnasse Top of the City, Remastered and Mostra di Leonardo.
The application-based awards are open until 8 September, 2022. Venues interested in applying for an award can download an application form via this link.
The winners 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, venues must be based in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, Germany, Portugal or the UAE.