We are delighted to present the HolidayCheck Award to the most popular hotels for the 17th time in a row and for the second time as the 'HolidayCheck Special Award'. The year 2021 was still affected by the coronavirus and has confronted us with challenges once again.
Nevertheless, the holidaymakers have decided the winners of the HolidayCheck Special Award 2022. More than 360,000 reviews have determinded the most popular 619 hotels from 27 countries.
The criteria & determination of winners
The consideration period remains unchanged (12 months). Reviews, published in the period of 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021 and for a stay in the same time period are considered.
The minimum criteria a hotel must meet in order to qualify for the HolidayCheck Award 2022 are:
After we have used the minimum criteria, we check the long-term guests' satisfaction of the hotel. We look at the overall recommendation rate on the website on the day we draw the data (01.12.2021). The overall recommendation rate on the website must also be at least 90% on that day.
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 were 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 01.12.2021 are excluded from the Award nomination.
The winning hotels will receive all information about their Award by e-mail. The Award is only valid for the one hotel and does not apply to all hotels in the associated hotel chain or holiday apartment complex.
Press releases in German
If you need winners lists of the individual regions or other materials, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the most of your Award for your marketing.
Celebrate your award!
... with your guests: Send a newsletter or an email to your existing guests, thanking them for the valuable feedback throughout the year.
... with your employees: Your employees are primarily responsible for this accolade. Thank them for their commitment and dedication.
Talk about your award!
... with your social community: Communicate your accolade throughout your social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. and your blog. Tag us with @HolidayCheck and #HolidayCheckSpecialAward2022.
... with your press contacts: Compose a press release about your award and inform your local and regional press contacts.
... with your local tourism organization: Communicate your accolade to your contacts at the local and regional tourism organizations. Make use of your partners' reach to communicate your award.
Benefit from your award!
... on your hotel website: Use your accolade as a unique selling proposition and integrate the HolidayCheck Special Award logo into your website.
... in your marketing communication: Promote your award in your regular communication. Show existing and potential guests that your hotel is among the most popular hotels worldwide, by using the HolidayCheck Special Award logo in your email signature, brochures or on invoices.
... with your sales partners: Gain competitive advantage by using your accolade as a sales argument. Share your award logo with your sales partners, who will also benefit from the integration of your award.
You will find the award logo, graphics for your email signature and templates, etc. in the Business Center in the section Promo tools. You do not have a free access yet? Please register here: Business Center Registration.
Are you a representative (DMO, press, etc.) and need a logo or other materials? Please contact us at email@example.com.
Are you interested in an advertising campaign? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the following article we have answered all your questions about the Award.