The rooms for the teams, the organisers and the accredited media.

Giacobbi: “A great result that proves we have worked hard so far, despite COVID-19”.

Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), 18 September 2020 – With only 140 days to go until the next FIS Alpine World Ski Championships scheduled from 7th to 21st February 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Fondazione Cortina 2021 has booked 1,200 rooms (out of 1,500 initially estimated) in several accommodation facilities in Cortina and the Cadore area. The rooms will be used to accommodate the teams, the organisers and the accredited media during the two weeks of competitions.

The confirmation of the bookings proves that the organising committee of the World Ski Championships is ploughing on with grim determination and great confidence to host the international event at the foot of Tofane. The World Ski Championships will draw thousands of people from all over the world to Cortina, including athletes, trainers, journalists, volunteers, tourists and enthusiasts, who will be welcomed in compliance with all the safety measures – all this will help revive the economy and the tourism industry in the local area, after the setbacks suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.

Once again, Cortina 2021 proves to be one of the growth drivers of the local area. This time, the organising committee will support the many entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sectors who in recent years have invested a lot in refurbishing their facilities and improving their services – everyone is determined to work together and showcase everything that our region can offer, in particular the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Cortina with its international glamour and its passion for winter sports.

I want to thank the Associazione Albergatori di Cortina and everyone who is working in the hospitality sector in Cortina and the Cadore area,” stated Valerio Giacobbi, CEO of Fondazione Cortina 2021. “All of them have shown a great deal of cooperation during this period and have been able to adapt to the new post-coronavirus scenarios. The confirmation of the booking of 1,200 rooms in the accommodation facilities of the local area is a great result of which we are proud, because all this was not a foregone conclusion until a few months ago. We have worked hard and are now ready to organise an unforgettable event in safety – it will be the biggest international winter sports event of the COVID-19 era”.