We’ve separated our World Spa Awards categories into the following competition areas:
Subregional Level categories are where you enter to compete with fellow spa and wellness properties within your country, state, province or emirate. The winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the regional title for that respective category. And in a similar manner the winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the World title for that respective category.
Regional Level categories are where you enter to compete with fellow spa and wellness destinations at a regional level. The regions are Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East and North America. The regional winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the World title for that respective category.
World Level categories are open for entry at World Level only.
A place of escape from one’s normal daily life, offering both spa and wellness for mind, body and spirit, overall healthy lifestyle techniques and practices, including nutrition, a full programme of fitness (gym, yoga etc). A place of retreat for guests seeking to be re-energised whilst also nurtured. (Enter at Sub-Regional Level only).
A day spa is a business which provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation, through treatments such as facials, massages, etc. Typically, a guest will visit a Day Spa without requiring accommodation. (Enter at Sub-Regional Level only).
An eco-spa is a spa with full spa facilities that may be constructed using sustainable woods such as bamboo, energy-efficient lighting, heating and insulation, recycled or reclaimed furniture or décor. The spa or property may also offer eco related programmes. (Enter at World Level only).
A spa that operates under the supervision of an on-site health care professional operating within their scope of practice (i.e Doctor, Dermatologists etc) integrating both spa and medical services. (Enter at World Level only).
This category is open to those companies that combine proven expertise with on the ground specialist knowledge and relationships, to give the spa and wellness tourism consumer the best value for money and the best spa and wellness holiday experiences. (Enter at World Level only).
Destinations renowned for numerous wellness retreats within on area. Destination’s travellers choose to travel to specifically for the calibre of wellness retreats on offer there. (Enter at World Level only).
This category is open to travel agencies who focus purely on the niche market of wellness tourism providing the consumer with the best value for money and the best overall luxury wellness holiday experiences around the world. (Enter at World Level only).