There are five nominees in each category. “People can choose the best place for congress tourism events, for swimming and relaxation, and they can also vote for the most beautiful place for rural tourism,” commented Petr Koudela, executive director of the Moravian-Silesian Tourism regional headquarters, which organizes the competition together with the region. “Thus, we not only want to support tourists’ interest in our region, but also to motivate those who work in the tourism industry to constantly improve their services.”
The Tourism Personality and Best Achievement categories remain in the poll every year. Others change based on current tourism trends. “Tourism is very important for the economy of our region, it brings investments and job opportunities. With the competition, we want to thank all the personalities who develop and support tourism in our country,” stated the governor of the region, Jan Krkoška.
This year, Hotel Vitality in Vendryn, Gong and Brick House in Dolní Vítkovice, Rychvald Castle, Kupé water tower in Opava and Sepetná hotel in Ostravice made it to the finalists of the Congress Tourism and Events.
In the Swimming and relaxation category, people can choose between Plovárna na ísulní in Úvalné, the water reservoir in Heipark in Tošovice and Větřkovice, Stříbrný jezer in Opava or Lodički Dokořán on the shore of the lake near the Karvina castle.
In Rural Tourism, the public can vote for Dřeviónka in Nýdek, Dívčí Hrad Farm in Osoblažsk, Pod Mateřídouškou guesthouse in Spálov in Novojičínsk, Jarošův farm in Studének or Sláma Waterworks Mill in Opavsk. People can vote for their favorite on the cenycr.cz website.
The professional public, made up of people working in the field of tourism and familiar with local conditions, will decide on the personality and the best tourism initiative. About the best tourism venture, they will choose between the cycle bridge in the Lower Vítkovice region, the Harta cycle path, the connection of golf resorts in the Beskydy Mountains, the Karlov Ski Area and the Silver Mine in Horní Město.