“Excellence deserves recognition, and the travel industry is very competitive when it comes to web development,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “The travel industry has been transformed by the internet and travel websites have done a great job of keeping up with the change in the industry that has removed agents as a source of travel information. The judges granted great importance to the use of the design, writing and interactivity of travel websites.
Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the Travel category is judged against other travel entries and then against an overall standard of excellence.
All trip participants benefit from valuable feedback in terms of specific criteria scores compared to their industry average scores. They may also receive specific feedback from the professional WebAward judges on their website development efforts.
WebAward winners in the travel categories will also receive:
Beautiful statue or certificate of achievement
Increased visibility for their business
Marketing opportunity to promote company website to media
Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help with SEO
Admiration from peers, friends and colleagues
Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the best in the industry for different travel categories based on the score they receive from WebAward judges.
Best Travel Website winners include:
§ 2021 – Reichl und Partner eMarketing GmbH for the WEBSITE SIMON’S BEST TRAVEL GMBH
§ 2020 – 4 routes for natural world safaris
§ 2019 – VERB Interactive for VBT
§ 2018 – Visit Huntington Beach for Surf City USA
§ 2017 – Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Miles Partnership for Pure Michigan’s new leisure website
§ 2016 – Experience Grand Rapids for the Experience Grand Rapids website
§ 2015 – TripCreator ehf. for TripCreator.com
§ 2014 – USDM for Colorado Springs
§ 2013 – Pixo Punch Limited for Hong Kong Summer Spectacular Campaign
§ 2012 – Boyd Gaming Corporation for B Connected Online
§ 2011 – Civic Resource Group for Wyoming Travel and Tourism Web Portal and Online Management System
§ 2010 – TravelChannel.com and Razorfish for the new TravelChannel.com
§ 2009 – VisitSweden for VisitSweden
§ 2008 – Teehan+Lax Inc for AirMiles Make Like Miles
§ 2007 – Arnold Worldwide for Hungry Suitcase
§ 2006 – Hotel e-business strategies for the RIU Cancun portal
§ 2005 – Yellowstone Journal Corporation for YellowstonePark.com
2004 – Quicksilver Associates for Seabourn Cruise Line
2003 – Apollo Interactive for Excalibur Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino
2002 – Arnold Worldwide for Alaska
Best Hotel and Accommodation Website winners include:
§ 2021 – UP Hotel Agency for LE HARI
§ 2020 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panthère
§ 2019 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Qbic (Best of Show 2019)
§ 2018 – TravelClick, Inc. for Thistle Hotels
§ 2017 – [D³] Digital Design + Development for Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – At the Center of the Extraordinary (Best of Show 2017)
§ 2016 – HeBS Digital for Tsogo Sun
§ 2015 – HeBS Digital for Red Lion Hotel Website
§ 2014 – Forte Village Resort for Forte Village
§ 2013 – HeBS Digital for Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
§ 2012 – TravelClick Web Solutions for Puente Romano
§ 2011 – Saber Hospitality Solutions for The Shores Resort & Spa
§ 2010 – TRAVELCLICK for Harbor Grand Kowloon Hotel
§ 2009 – TravelCLICK for the Albert Hotel
§ 2008 – Electronic Site Marketing for Terra Jackson Hole Hotel
§ 2007 – Cendyn for Stonewall Resort
§ 2006 – T3 (The Think Tank) for ExperienceMarriott.com
§ 2005 – Open World, LTD for WARWICK International Hotels
§ 2004 – Interactive sites for the New York Palace website
§ 2003 – Open World Limited for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts
§ 2002 – FreeRun Technologies for Simpson House Inn
Travel websites may be considered for the Best Travel Website 2022 WebAward at the WebAward website.
The 2022 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
About the Web Awards
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set the gold standard for online marketing. Our internationally acclaimed awards programs, such as the WebAward for Website Development Competition, Internet Advertising Competition and MobileWebAwards, recognize individuals and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet. today. Entrants benefit from an evaluation of their marketing efforts by a professional jury and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.