Tiqets announced that its 5th annual Remarkable Venue Awards, celebrating the best museums and attractions worldwide, will be hosted at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville on November 10. The free hybrid event will allow attendees to join either in-person in Seville or virtually through livestream. Applications for the Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue awards are now open through September 30.
This marks the first time Tiqets will partner 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 to the 2021 Tourism Innovation Summit.
“This year has been a year of rebirth for the tourism industry,” said Tiqets President & Co-founder Luuc Elzinga. “In the wake of the pandemic, museums and attractions have come up with new, exciting and – most importantly – safe ways to engage with visitors.” Elzinga explains, “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 that these venues have accomplished at the end of a long, but hopeful, year with the Remarkable Venue Awards ceremony.”
"After many months of struggles and difficulties for the tourism industry and its businesses, we have to take time to recognize the venues that have lead and inmoved over the last year,” said Silvia Aviles, Director of TIS 2021. “For this reason, 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.” Aviles continues, “Once again, at 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."
Apply for the Best Hidden Gem and Most Innovative Venue Awards
The announcement of the awards ceremony also coincides with the opening of two awards categories that will be announced at the ceremony in Seville, including Most Innovative Venue and Best Hidden Gem:
- 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, Conde Nast, MuseumNext, and our global judge Douglas Quinby from Arival. There will be a winner for each award in each of the six markets, including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the U.S.
Applications close on September 30, 2021.