Wed 15 July 2015

Nominees at the World Spa Awards are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches.

The inaugural World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam, on September 14th, and will welcome leading figureheads and decision makers from the global spa industry.

Voting for the event closes on July 19th, with just a few days remaining to cast ballots.

World Spa Awards Managing Director Gina Reynolds said: “With the deadline fast approaching, there are now just a few short days remaining in which to make your voice heard at the World Spa Awards.

“Head over to the World Spa Awards website and register to cast your ballot and help us decide who will walk away with these coveted prizes when we welcome the global spa industry to Vietnam in September.”

Embedded in the mythical hills of Monkey Mountain in the heart of the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, the five-star InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a work of art as much as a resort.

Itself a winner of the World’s Leading Luxury Resort title at the World Travel Awards in 2014, it is the perfect host for the inaugural World Spa Awards.

The resort is set in 39 hectares of stepped gardens leading down to a private beach.World Spa Awards is the new, annual awards programme designed to drive up standards within the spa industry and will reward the organisations which are leaders in their field.

The World Spa Awards is being launched into the highly lucrative and rapidly growing spa industry.Spa tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace.

From 2007–2014 the spa industry grew 58 per cent, generating in excess of $94 billion in revenue. There has also been a growth in spa locations by 47 per cent.

The World Spa Awards programme includes categories for the Best Hotel Spa, Best Wellness Spa, and Best Spa Destination.A number of further categories exist on a world level only such as, Best Airline Lounge Spa, Best Cruise Line Spa, Best Spa Brand, and Best Desert Spa.

The individual country level winner with the most overall votes will not only win the national award but also the world level award in the respective category.

Notes to Editors

Notes to Editors

World Spa Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent; a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism..

Voting for the 2015 World Spa Awards will close on July 19th 2015.

The voting methodology is simple; votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry - senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public.

Votes are submitted online here at World Spa Awards website.

The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence.

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