Today, Tiqets, the leading online ticketing platform, announced the regional winners for the seventh annual Remarkable Venue Awards (RVAs). This prestigious awards program honors and celebrates excellence in museums, attractions and experiences across eight vibrant countries. Winners in the United States include iconic venues such as SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Space Center Houston, Zoo Miami and more.
The Remarkable Venue Awards, now in its seventh year, recognizes outstanding venues in seven distinctive categories that reflect the diverse array of experiences offered by Tiqets around the world. This year, a total of 229 nominees competed. Winners in each country include:
- United States: Space Center Houston (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- France: Carrières des Lumières (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- Italy: Parco Giardino Sigurtà (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- Netherlands: Fabrique des Lumières (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- Portugal: Spiritus Light Show at Igreja dos Clérigos (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- Spain: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- United Arab Emirates: Global Village Dubai (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
- United Kingdom: Palace of Holyroodhouse (Most Remarkable Venue Award)
The full list of nominees, winners and more information about the Remarkable Venue Awards, can be found here.
“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,”said Tiqets CEO Laurens Leurink. “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 was 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.
The 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 and Membership Antony Amos and Netherlands Breda University Senior Lecturer Frederike van Ouwerkerk.
All US winners:
- Most Remarkable Venue: Space Center Houston
- Best Museum: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
- Best Family Experience: Zoo Miami
- Best Landmark: Willis Tower
- Best Activity: The Beast Speedboat Ride
- Most Innovative Venue: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
- Best Hidden Gem: City Climb at Edge
Help Tiqets uncover the 2023 Remarkable Venue Awards Global Winners
Following the announcement of the Regional Winners, the next round of the Remarkable Venue Awards begins: the race 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 October 3, 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 and have your say on the global stage of cultural excellence, please vote here.