The inaugural Word Ski Awards are set to take place at the Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria on November 16th 2013.
The new, global awards programme, which is set become a key driver in the winter sports calendar, was launched to mark the historic 20th anniversary of the World Travel Awards - “the Oscars of the travel industry”.
The World Ski Awards – the sister event of the World Travel Awards – will celebrate the burgeoning contribution that ski and mountain tourism contributes to the travel economy.
“Ski and mountain tourism is a key driver in some 80 countries internationally with other 2,000 resorts sharing the success of an estimated 400 million visitors,” explained Tony Prince, commercial director, World Ski Awards.
“The Inaugural World Ski Awards will recognise, reward and celebrate the resorts, brands, accommodation providers and operators who are behind this growth while driving up standards within the industry to ensure that brands exceed expectations,” he added.
“The Gala Ceremony will bring the leading players in the global industry together on the eve of the 2013 ski season and will provide a unique forum for ideas exchange and top level networking.”
Kitzbühel is a legendary sports destination in the Alps
The beautiful medieval town of Kitzbühel in Tyrol has been selected to host the inaugural event.
Home to the legendary Hahnenkamm Race, Kitzbühel is synonymous with ski tourism and one of the world’s most popular destinations for winter sports.
The Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Kitzbühel commands arguably the finest view in ski tourism, overlooking the picturesque panorama of the Hahnenkamm peak.
The resort’s world class facilities make it the perfect venue to stage this landmark event.
Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Kitzbühel will welcome guests from around the world for the ceremony
Uwe Schramm, director Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Kitzbühel underlines the importance of the event: “Hosting the World Ski Awards is a great chance to share our services with important key players from different ski destinations world wide.
“Kitzbühel is the perfect place to experience a charismatic mix of endearing tradition and glamorous cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The inaugural World Ski Awards will acknowledge outstanding achievements in ski and mountain tourism and provide a powerful tool in the promotion and development of destinations and resorts.
World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards Programme is renowned as the most prestigious, as well as the most comprehensive in the global travel and tourism industry.
Each year votes are cast by over 220,000 tourism executives from a catchment area covering 198 countries.
The global marketing and PR campaign surrounding the World Travel Awards exceeds a reach of 40 million making it the leading form of recognition in the world of travel.
For more information visit the official website.