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It has/had been voted International Venue of the Year and for several years won the most popular venue in the world.

Is the "has" is correct? or better to use "had"?

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Both are correct, however with the following nuance...'Had' is appropriate when the venue is no longer available (e.g., demolished, decommissioned etc) and is being referred commemoratively maybe in a magazine or newspaper article. 'Has' is appropriate when the venue is available and is being assessed for future use. Hope this throws some light on the matter.

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