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Voting opens ahead of World Ski Awards Kitzbühel return

Voting opens ahead of World Ski Awards Kitzbühel return A-ROSA Kitzbühel will host the World Ski Awards on November 22nd

Nominees at the World Ski Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the ski hospitality industry, have been revealed as voting opens ahead of the 2014 Gala Ceremony.

The second annual World Ski Awards will take place from November 21st-23rd at A-ROSA Kitzbühel, overlooking the legendary Hahnenkamm.

The announcement follows the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural event, which was attended by ski tourism VIP’s from across the world.

As well as accolades for the best products from the world’s leading ski tourism nations, awards for the ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’, ‘World’s Best Ski Hotel’, ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’, and ‘World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel’ will be presented on the evening of November 22nd.

Sion Rapson, Managing Director, World Ski Awards, said: “In 2013 were made the decision to launch World Ski Awards in reaction to overwhelming demand from the ski industry for a programme that was fair and transparent.

“Our decision was richly rewarded in November last year, when industry leaders from around the world joined us at A-ROSA Kitzbühel for our inaugural event.

“As we begin our 2014 search we feel we have created programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in ski tourism.”

“Register now and make your voice heard ahead.”

New to the 2014 programme will be awards for ‘World’s Best Ski Tour Operator’, ‘World’s Best Ski Travel Agent’, ‘World’s Best Ski Resort Company’, ‘World Best New Ski Hotel’ and ‘World’s Best New Ski Chalet’.

Spain will also enter the pantheon of the top 21 ski nations to be honoured.

Uwe Schramm, General Manager at host hotel A-ROSA Kitzbühel said: “The entire team and I are enormously proud that the A-ROSA Kitzbühel has again been selected as venue for this glamorous event.

“Having hosted the international players and representatives from the finest ski hotels, chalets, boutique hotels and skiing destinations from all over the world at last year’s event, we are now looking forward to welcoming back the figureheads and market leaders of the ski tourism industry.”

The 2014 World Ski Awards will be a three day programme of unrivalled networking events, dinners, and exclusive ski experience activities.

The highlight event will be the red carpet World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony itself on the evening of November 22nd. Ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia will be in attendance as the 2014 World Ski Awards winners are unveiled.

World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, which is heralded as “the Oscars of the travel industry”.

Voting will close on September 26th.

For more information visit the official website.