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TravelMole UK Awards 2017


Winners Announced




TravelMole UK Awards 2017

 

TravelMole UK Awards 2017
Winners Announced!

Recognising the best of web, social, mobile and technology in the travel industry, the 13th Annual TravelMole UK Awards are pleased to announce the winners for 2017.

The sponsors for this year's awards included Mall of America, Bloomington Minnesota, Travel2, Cellet Marketing & Public Relations, Designate, Brand USA, roomsXML, BedWithEase, Family Holiday Association, City Cruises, and TravelTek.

Platinum Sponsors:

Mall of America® is located in Bloomington, Minnesota—only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America features—520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation's largest indoor theme park, and the American Girl store. Plus, there's no sales tax on clothing or shoes!

Plan your Mall of America holiday today!

For more information, visit
www.mallofamerica.com

Located just ten minutes south of Minneapolis–St. Paul and MSP Airport, the city of Bloomington, MN, is right in the middle of Twin Cities action. It's home to the iconic Mall of America® and over 40 hotels within the city limits. But there's more to it than just that. Click around to learn more about all there is to see and do in the city of Bloomington.

Plan your trip to Bloomington, Minnesota today!

For more information, visit
www.bloomingtonmn.org

The formal event was held on November 15th, 2017 on board a City Cruise boat travelling up and down the Thames thanks to City Cruises.

 

Venue Sponsor:

www.citycruises.com

The Winners!

Sponsored By:

Category & Winner:

Best Accommodation Site

www.laterooms.com


Best Airline Site

www.easyjet.com


Best Branded Site

www.theculturalexperience.com


Best Car Hire Site

www.affordablecarhire.com


Best Cruise/Ferry Site

www.royalcaribbean.co.uk


Best Responsible Tourism Site

www.blueskywildlife.com


Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site

www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk


Best Tour Operator Site

www.audleytravel.com


Best Tourist Board Site

www.yorkshire.com


Best Travel Agent Site

www.haystravel.co.uk


Best Travel Blog

www.hoppa.com/en/discover


Best Travel Directory Site

www.silvertraveladvisor.com


Best Travel Recruitment Site

www.candm.co.uk


Best Use of Social Media

www.facebook.com/bordessaholidays


Best Holiday Miscellaneous Site

www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk


Best Trade Accommodation Only Site


bedswithease.com


Congratulations
to our Winners!

Past Winners


No previous program winners found.
Sponsors

Best Accommodation Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Airline Site

Please explain why you believe this is the most innovative website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Branded Site

Please explain why you believe this site has
- The most powerful and distinctive branding
- Represents a properly joined-up step in the customer journey
- Communicates a clear, compelling and competitive proposition
- Truly conveys the brand’s differentiation in the marketplace

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Car Hire Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Cruise/Ferry Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Rail Operator Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Responsible Tourism Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Tour Operator Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Tourist Board Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Trade Accommodation Only Site

IMPORTANT! Please provide trial login credentials for proper review of the website either in your nomination or by emailing them to [email protected] Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Travel Agent Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Travel Blog

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Travel Directory Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Travel Recruitment Site

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Best Use of Social Media

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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Holiday Miscellaneous

The additional services that complete a holiday (insurance, transfers, attraction tickets, car parking, airport hotels, currency, etc) Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the UK Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2017-09-20 until 2017-10-13
  • Shortlist announced: 2017-10-23
  • Winners announced 2017-11-15



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The Vision

The Vision

Our vision for these awards is to find and reward websites, social media and/or mobile deployments for travel businesses and destinations that are beacons to the rest of the industry in terms of their use of their innovative approach to design, graphics, videos, copywriting, and use online technology, to communicate effectively what the business is all about; engaging the visitor; providing visitors to memorable experience; ease of use and navigation; etc.

Some examples of what we are looking for:

Small, friendly hotel
If, for example, you are a small hotel that focuses on great service and a personalised approach, we want to see a graphic and copy concept that communicates personal service, the individuality of the property, and the appeal of the size of the hotel, etc.

Tourist board
If, for example, you are tourist board for a country or a region, we want to see a graphic and copy concept that communicates the appeal and the USP of that country or region. If your USP is about the friendly locals, then we want to see a graphic and copy concept that is full of friendly, smiley locals. If the USP is about the vast open spaces and the peace and tranquility of the region, we want to see a graphic and copy concept that communicates how quiet, relaxed and peaceful that country or region is.

Why is this important?
We firmly believe that there are some incredible travel opportunities on offer for both consumers and the travel trade in the UK and European market and, by helping and encouraging the industry to improve their web, social and mobile, we know that we will all be able to create more effective online offerings, which means more business for everyone.

Submitting an entry:
When submitting your nomination, it is very important to tell us a little about the business itself and why you feel that the graphic and copy concept for the website communicates the core USPs. This is an important element of what we are looking for in selection of the shortlist entries, from which TravelMole readers will vote for the final winner.

Together we can all help promote online tourism more effectively.

Judging Criteria

Excellence in Online Travel

The 12th annual UK TravelMole Web Awards will be held on December 2nd, 2015. We have changed the way the awards are judged to allow TravelMole readers to vote for the winner from the shortlist selected by panel of expert judges, making them more valuable for travel companies and the travel industry.

Focusing on effective online engagement, not businesses
The UK TravelMole Web Awards will focus not on the travel companies but on the websites, social media, mobile and technology that represent those businesses. We are looking for what represent the best online practice that demonstrate excellence in content, flow, usability and engagement, and the best examples of strategies and techniques for enhanced marketing and conversion.

Towards a strategy of more successful travel web, social & mobile
Our aim is to use these prestigious awards to reward and promote examples of the best deployments in the Asia Pacific travel industry and to hold them up high as shining examples. In this manner, we strive to help improve web, social and mobile deployments across the industry as a whole, for all of us.

Vote to help us all learn and improve
We realise that this is an ambitious objective and we hope that you will rally around this goal and help us identify and reward those travel websites that are truly worth our praise, with your vote.

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