Every year in January, the holidaymaker’s most popular hotels are awarded the HolidayCheck Award. Any hotel that meets the minimum criteria during the period under review and has not violated the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct can be endowed with the Award. Only the 10 most popular hotels in each region will receive the Award (maximum).
The year 2020 has confronted us with unprecedented challenges and 2021 is still dominated by the coronavirus. Despite the difficult year and especially now, we would like to reward your great engangement and confer the HolidayCheck Award 2021.
There will be several adjustments for the HolidayCheck Award 2021 to mirror the extraordinary situation.
As for now, the changes apply only to the HolidayCheck Award 2021. We cannot say anything about the HolidayCheck Award 2022 right now.
In order to reflect the unusual year, we have decided to temporarily adjust the name to 'The HolidayCheck Special Award 2021'. So far, the adjusted name only applies to the winners of 2021.
For the same reasons we have also adjusted the color of the HolidayCheck Award 2021.
The consideration period stays unchanged (12 months). We have decreased the amount of reviews needed this year.
The minimum criteria a hotel must meet in order to qualify for the HolidayCheck Award 2021 are:
Since only the 10 most popular hotels in a region receive an Award, it is possible that hotels meet the minimum criteria but, in the end, do not receive the Award. Deviations within the popularity ranking in regions where hotel density is very high was marginal.
Furthermore, hotels that meet the minimum criteria but have been found to have violated the Code of Conduct or have not reached the overall 90% recommendation rate by 1.12.2020 (see point Important at the question about minimum criteria) are excluded from the Award nomination.
The popularity ranking is an algorithm that relates the number of reviews, the total rating and the recommendation rate. With the help of this popularity ranking, the 10 most popular hotels in a region are determined.
We will inform winning hotels on 11th January 2021 (CET). To contact the hotels, we will useone registered contact in the Business Center or the general contact information from our database. If you or your colleagues do not receive any mail from HolidayCheck by 12th January 2021, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. We want to reduce complexity so that you are able to integrate the Award more easily into your marketing. In this way, The Award can represent all your guests, rather than just individual guest categories. On the HolidayCheck Award website, HolidayCheck visitors can still select winning Award hotels based upon their chosen type of vacation and audience.
No, the Award is an individual Award that only applies to one accommodation and is not transferable to other hotels in a chain or holiday resort.
This year, we will send an envelope with your award certificates (A3 and A4 format), stickers and marketing information per post free of charge to all winning hotels in the beginning of February (automatically). If you don't receive an envelope from us by the end of March, please contact us by e-mail: email@example.com.
The extraordinary situation in the tourism branch does not allow us to offer the award package in the usual formlike in the last years.
For this reason, the exclusive Special Award products, i.e. the plexiglass sign and the reception display can be ordered for a fee. The price includes only production and shipping costs; HolidayCheck does not charge any commission or other fees. We can give Information about the price to the winning hotels per email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All winning hotels will receive further information for the ordering process by email on 13th January 2021. If you or your colleagues have not received an email by 14th January 2021, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you not get a package per post despite payment by the end of April, you can also reach us via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2021, there will be no ‘stand-alone’ Award event. We would still like to send you your Award in January, so that you can display the Award in your hotel at the beginning of the year and integrate it straight into your marketing.
The HolidayCheck Gold Award is a special accolade that was first presented to the hotels in 2017. Hotels that have already received the HolidayCheck Award at least 5 times in a row and have continuously received outstanding reviews receive this Award.
There will not be any HolidayCheck Gold Award given in 2021.
Many destinations and hotels were only able to receive a few or even no guests this year due to closed borders or various travel restrictions. Due to these difficult conditions, we have decided not to give the HolidayCheck Gold Award this year. We would like to treat all hotels and destinations equally and aviod unfair advantages. All winners of 2021 will receive the regular HolidayCheck Award with the adjusted name 'the HolidayCheck Special Award 2021'.
The current decision is valid for 2021. However, we cannot say anything about the HolidayCheck Gold Award 2022 at the moment.
We try to keep the information as compact as possible so you can reach all you need with just a few clicks. You can find all information about the Award on this site ('Partner news'). Your individual marketing materials ready to download in the Business Center in the section Promo tools.
HolidayCheck reserves the right to remove the Award logo during the year if the recommendation rate or the overall rating goes below the minimum criteria significantly. The same applies if the Code of Conduct is violated.
„Recommended on HolidayCheck“ is presented to any hotel that has at least 4.0 suns, 75% recommendation rate and one active review in the underlying period under consideration. The HolidayCheck Award, on the other hand, is based on stricter criteria and is only awarded to the 10 most popular hotels in a region.
No special registration is necessary to be included in the selection for the HolidayCheck Award. All hotels that have a HolidayCheck profile will be considered.
However, a hotel can actively increase the likelihood of winning the Award. It is important to be present at HolidayCheck with an attractive and above all complete hotel profile. This can be edited after free registration in the Business Center.
In order to qualify for the HolidayCheck Award 2021, at least 25 new reviews and a recommendation rate of 90% are required in the period under review. We have compiled valuable tips on how you can receive more reviews in a separate article for you.