Genusswandern in der Urlaubsregion Kitzbuehel, Tirol
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Kitzbühel Tourismus

Awards & Voting

Kitzbühel’s Quality Promise

As a founding member of Best of the Alps over 25 years ago, Kitzbühel is one of the most traditional destinations in the Alpine region and promises excellent quality, international guests and upscale gastronomy.

In 2019, the city of chamois has once again won numerous prizes: in tourist, sporting and culinary categories, and is again nominated for numerous awards in 2020.

The World Ski Awards is the only global initiative that recognizes excellence in the ski tourism industry and aims to improve current standards. Kitzbühel won the coveted title of “Austria’s Best Ski Resort” at the 2019 World Ski Awards for the seventh time in a row

Also this year Kitzbühel is nominated for “Austria’s Best Ski Resort”.

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2020: Double awards for Kitzbühel Tourism

This year, the 34th T.A.I. Werbe Grand Prix, founded in 1980 by the trade magazine Tourist Austria International, was awarded virtually. By including the public in the voting – supplemented by a jury of experts, the T.A.I. Werbe Grand Prix is considered the world’s toughest and at the same time fairest competition for tourism advertising media.

In spite of the great competition, were the marketing activities of Kitzbühel Tourism awarded twice. In the category Website Associations and Destinations, the website of Kitzbühel Tourism, which was relaunched in autumn 2019, was awarded “Signum Laudis” in silver. Kitzbühel Tourism also received the “Signum Laudis” award, also in silver, for its OOH campaign at Munich Airport.

Further awards for Kitzbühel:

Signum Laudis in bronze (audience)
Rasmushof Hotel Kitzbühel – “Good times no. 043”

Signum Laudis in silver (jury)
Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel – “Appearing in Joy” – “In Joy

Signum Laudis in bronze (audience)
Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel – “Kaiserhof – Where you always land softly”.

2019: 4 advertising prizes to Kitzbühel

The radio spot Belgium of Kitzbühel Tourism were awarded the bronze “Signum Laudis” in the category Radio Spots by the expert jury of the competition and were ceremonially presented to the Kitzbühel delegation.

The Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel was ranked first by the expert jury in the category Online & Digital Marketing Campaigns as well as Social Media Campaigns for its “Digital Banner Infotainment System” and received the golden “Signum Laudis”. The Rasmushof also took two awards with it to Kitzbühel: the “Winter Büchlein” for 2018/19 was awarded the bronze “Signum Laudis” by the expert jury, the audience voted the magazine “Schöne Zeit” in first place and thus received the golden “Signum Laudis”, both in the category catalogues and brochures hotel industry.

And it also tastes

Culinary delights as far as the eye can see: in the current Gault&Millau 2020, Kitzbühel and its holiday villages have been awarded a total of 21 toques, spread over 13 restaurants. The gourmet restaurant Tennerhof in Kitzbühel is happy about 4 toques, the Winkler brothers in the Auwirt in Aurach received 3 toques. With 2 hoods Lois Stern, the Neuwirt and the Bergdiele Stamperl were awarded in the chamois town. Restaurants with 1 bonnet include the following establishments: Cuisino Restaurant, Zur Tenne, Chizzo, Wirtshaus zum Rehkitz – all in Kitzbühel, s’Pfandl in Reith, the Hallerwirt in Aurach and Bärenbichl as well as Jodlbühel – both in Jochberg.

Victor goes to Kitzbühel

In the category “Sport Tourism Region of the Year” Kitzbühel impressed with its proven pioneering spirit and was awarded third place at the Victor awards ceremony. The award of the Sport Business Magazine honors established initiatives, products and services as well as people in the sports and leisure industry and emphasizes the great economic and social connection between sport and business.

2020: Double awards for Kitzbühel Tourism

This year, the 34th T.A.I. Werbe Grand Prix, founded in 1980 by the trade magazine Tourist Austria International, was awarded virtually. By including the public in the voting – supplemented by a jury of experts, the T.A.I. Werbe Grand Prix is considered the world’s toughest and at the same time fairest competition for tourism advertising media.

In spite of the great competition, were the marketing activities of Kitzbühel Tourism awarded twice. In the category Website Associations and Destinations, the website of Kitzbühel Tourism, which was relaunched in autumn 2019, was awarded “Signum Laudis” in silver. Kitzbühel Tourism also received the “Signum Laudis” award, also in silver, for its OOH campaign at Munich Airport.

Further awards for Kitzbühel:

Signum Laudis in bronze (audience)
Rasmushof Hotel Kitzbühel – “Good times no. 043”

Signum Laudis in silver (jury)
Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel – “Appearing in Joy” – “In Joy

Signum Laudis in bronze (audience)
Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel – “Kaiserhof – Where you always land softly”.

2019: 4 advertising prizes to Kitzbühel

The radio spot Belgium of Kitzbühel Tourism were awarded the bronze “Signum Laudis” in the category Radio Spots by the expert jury of the competition and were ceremonially presented to the Kitzbühel delegation.

The Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel was ranked first by the expert jury in the category Online & Digital Marketing Campaigns as well as Social Media Campaigns for its “Digital Banner Infotainment System” and received the golden “Signum Laudis”. The Rasmushof also took two awards with it to Kitzbühel: the “Winter Büchlein” for 2018/19 was awarded the bronze “Signum Laudis” by the expert jury, the audience voted the magazine “Schöne Zeit” in first place and thus received the golden “Signum Laudis”, both in the category catalogues and brochures hotel industry.

And it also tastes

Culinary delights as far as the eye can see: in the current Gault&Millau 2020, Kitzbühel and its holiday villages have been awarded a total of 21 toques, spread over 13 restaurants. The gourmet restaurant Tennerhof in Kitzbühel is happy about 4 toques, the Winkler brothers in the Auwirt in Aurach received 3 toques. With 2 hoods Lois Stern, the Neuwirt and the Bergdiele Stamperl were awarded in the chamois town. Restaurants with 1 bonnet include the following establishments: Cuisino Restaurant, Zur Tenne, Chizzo, Wirtshaus zum Rehkitz – all in Kitzbühel, s’Pfandl in Reith, the Hallerwirt in Aurach and Bärenbichl as well as Jodlbühel – both in Jochberg.

Victor goes to Kitzbühel

In the category “Sport Tourism Region of the Year” Kitzbühel impressed with its proven pioneering spirit and was awarded third place at the Victor awards ceremony. The award of the Sport Business Magazine honors established initiatives, products and services as well as people in the sports and leisure industry and emphasizes the great economic and social connection between sport and business.

Hiking with quality seal 

Together with the holiday villages of Reith, Aurach and Jochberg, the city of Kitzbühel was the first region to be awarded the European Hiking Quality Seal in September 2019 – a pioneering achievement that had previously only been reserved for individual locations. The European Wandergütesiegel is considered the highest distinction in the certification of hiking villages. The region thus stands as a model of European hiking quality and confirms its character as a year-round destination. 

Summer: Best tested 

At the International Skireatest, an anonymous quality check with comprehensive criteria, an experienced team has been testing winter tourism destinations in the European Alpine region for 24 years. Since 2004 the test has been extended to alpine summer destinations. The Kitzbühel delegation returned from the award ceremony in Innsbruck last November heavily laden with prizes. As test winner of the 2019 summer season, with the golden award for “Ideas & Nature”, the “Summer Seal of Approval – Trails” for the Hahnenkamm Bike Trail and as winner in the category “Best Children’s Offers” for the Streif summer experience and the family theme trails

Hiking with quality seal 

Together with the holiday villages of Reith, Aurach and Jochberg, the city of Kitzbühel was the first region to be awarded the European Hiking Quality Seal in September 2019 – a pioneering achievement that had previously only been reserved for individual locations. The European Wandergütesiegel is considered the highest distinction in the certification of hiking villages. The region thus stands as a model of European hiking quality and confirms its character as a year-round destination. 

Summer: Best tested 

At the International Skireatest, an anonymous quality check with comprehensive criteria, an experienced team has been testing winter tourism destinations in the European Alpine region for 24 years. Since 2004 the test has been extended to alpine summer destinations. The Kitzbühel delegation returned from the award ceremony in Innsbruck last November heavily laden with prizes. As test winner of the 2019 summer season, with the golden award for “Ideas & Nature”, the “Summer Seal of Approval – Trails” for the Hahnenkamm Bike Trail and as winner in the category “Best Children’s Offers” for the Streif summer experience and the family theme trails