“The passenger experience is the very heart of our business. For most travellers, the journey begins at the airport, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to pass through the airport, while leaving time end energy for them to enjoy their journey. We are genuinely interested in understanding the travellers’ needs and wants, and we interview up to 100,000 passengers each year to ensure that we are able to meet their wishes and demands. The Readers’ Choice Award is solid proof that we are on the right path,” says Peter Krogsgaard, VP Sales & Marketing at Copenhagen Airports A/S.
Last year, more than 26 million passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport. Danish travellers accounted for 35% of passenger numbers, while the rest were international guests.
Besides being Europe’s most efficient airport, the Copenhagen travel hub comprises state-of-the-art shopping and restaurant experiences, offering travellers a taste of Denmark and its capital city on the go.
The airport’s architecture reflects the Nordic design traditions that have played a pivotal role in putting Copenhagen and Denmark on the map for travellers from all over the world. Denmark has moved up the list of interesting travel destinations for large numbers of people as the airport has opened up new air routes.
In the first quarter of 2016 alone, the number of tourists flying into Copenhagen Airport increased by more than 27% compared to the same quarter last year.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, 236 islands, and 196 airports in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Condé Nast Traveler:
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com