World Ski Awards has unveiled the elite resorts and hospitality providers that have been elected as finalists in its inaugural programme.
World Ski Awards is the first ever programme to acknowledge and reward the finest brands in the global ski hospitality industry.Â
The exclusive awards programme features four â€œblue ribandâ€ categories: … best ski resort, best hotel, best boutique hotel and best chalet in the top 20 ski nations. The worldwide voting process will begin at 08:00 (GMT) on Monday 26th August. The winners will be announced at the inaugural World Ski Awards Ceremony in KitzbÃ¼hel, Austria on 16th November 2013.
Sion Rapson, Director, World Ski Awards, highlights the role that the programme will play: â€œSki tourism constitutes a vital segment of the global travel and tourism marketplace with 2,000 ski resorts which are home to more than six million hotel beds. World Ski Awards will serve as the definitive awards programme to reward and celebrate the elite within our industry, thereby raising the guest experience and stimulating new demand.â€
World Ski Awards is the sister event of World Travel Awards, which is heralded as â€œthe Oscars of the travel industryâ€.
Launched in 2012, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field.
The worldwide voting process will begin on Monday 26th August. Votes will be made by professionals working within the ski industry â€“ senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public (ski tourism consumers).Â Votes will be submitted online at World Ski Awards website.
Winners will be announced at the World Ski Awards Ceremony, taking place at the A-ROSA KitzbÃ¼hel, Austria on 16th November 2103.
For more information visitÂ worldskiawards.com