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Åre hosts the first ever cashless FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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Åre 2019 partners with iZettle to bring cashless payments to 120,000 spectators. It is the first time in history that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are completely cashless. In partnership with official supplier iZettle, dozens of points of sale selling food, drinks and entry tickets will be accepting cashless payments exclusively through iZettle’s small-business commerce platform.

Cashfree payments during Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, free for publishing.
Cashfree payments during Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, free for publishing.

Embracing a cashless trend that has earned Sweden global headlines, Åre 2019 will enable visitors to tap-to-pay conveniently and securely using contactless cards, phones or wearable technology – with the aim of cutting queues and allowing consumers to ski, snowboard and enjoy the championships without having to carry cash.

- Contributing to a cashless World Ski Championships in Europe’s most cashless country is fantastic, and a win-win for visitors and sellers alike. Together with Åre 2019's event team we will ensure that vendors have the tools they need to get paid and sell smarter, whilst making paying as seamless as using a ski pass, says Sara Arildsson, Chief Operating Officer at iZettle.

Second only to the Olympic Winter Games in terms of size, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is set to attract 120,000 visitors from around the world. The event showcases how mobile payments can enable large-scale winter sports events and a world-class consumer experience even in remote locations.

- We want the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre 2019 to be a fantastic experience for our visitors, and to be cash free contributes to that. Åre 2019 wants to focus on the right things offering smooth solutions for payments and giving both visitors and co-workers a safe, cash free arena, says Cecilia Hedenmark, CFO of Åre 2019.

About iZettle:

iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, the financial technology company revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today, iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow your business. Find out more information about iZettle’s small business community at iZettle.com.

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Cecilia Hedenmark
CFO, Åre 2019
+46-70-635 51 98
cecilia.hedenmark@are2019.com

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Cashfree payments during Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, free for publishing.
Cashfree payments during Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, free for publishing.
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Felix Monsén charging it down his home town Super G-course in Åre. Photo: Jan Lundahl, fri publicering.
Felix Monsén charging it down his home town Super G-course in Åre. Photo: Jan Lundahl, fri publicering.
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Åre 2019 english
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ABOUT ÅRE 2019

Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

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