Most Remarkable Venue (UK) Royal Liver Building 360 experience, Liverpool
Tiqets has announced the winners for the 5th annual Remarkable Venue Awards (RVAs), which celebrate the best museums and attractions around the world based on visitor reviews.
Winners include the Musée de l’Orangerie (France), Milan Cathedral (Italy), the Van Gogh Museum (The Netherlands), Casa Batlló (Spain), the Liver Building 360 (UK) and the National Museum of African American Music (US).
Winners for seven award categories in six different markets (regions) were announced from more than 120 venues nominated for the awards.
Awards celebrate museums and attractions
Tiqets’ annual awards series celebrates the museums and attractions that received the best customer reviews on Tiqets.com in 2021. The awards also recognise hidden gems and innovative venues that are selected from applications by a panel of more than 20 tourism experts.
This year’s winners were announced last night at the Remarkable Venue Awards Ceremony on 10 November at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville, which was also livestreamed globally.
“This year’s Remarkable Venue Awards celebrated the venues that didn’t just survive 2021 – they thrived,” Laurens Leurink, Tiqets CEO. “The winning, and nominated, museums and attractions have received rave reviews from thousands of Tiqets customers in 2021, with ratings that represent the best in the industry. They are a true credit to the travel and tourism industry.”
‘Travel is best act of diplomacy’
The awards ceremony also included a keynote address from author, travel innovator and TED fellow Aziz Abu Sarah, who said: “Travel is the best act of diplomacy in the world. As Ibn Battuta said, ‘Travel makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.’ Everyone can harness the power of travel to transform our world into a more peaceful place.”
The Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards were established in 2017 to recognise and celebrate the best attractions in the most-visited cities around the world. The 2021 awards honours winners in seven award categories and six markets: the UK & Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the US. Previous award winners have included Sagrada Familia, Musée d’Orsay, and the Van Gogh Museum.
A complete list of the 2021 Remarkable Venue Awards winners and nominees is available on the Tiqets website.
About the author – Adrian Murphy
Adrian is the Editor of MuseumNext and has 20 years’ experience as a journalist, half of which has been writing for the cultural sector.