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Winners Announced



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UK TravelMole Web Award 2014

 

Winners Announced!

The 2014 TravelMole Web Awards took place on October 8th in London at the Werewolf Club.

This year the winners were determined by votes from you, our readers, from the shortlisted group of nominees.

Amongst the sponsors are Colorado, Mystifly, FHA (Family Holiday Association), Low Cost Beds, Travel2, HARP Wallen, Hotel Planner, Werewolf Nightclub, Cheekytrip, A2B Transfers, Cellet Marketing & Public Relations, Vertical Systems, Explore Minnesota, Travega, and Avis.

     

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Category & Winners:

   
Best Accommodation Site:

Best Airline Site:

Best Car Hire Site:

Best Cruise/Ferry Site:

Best Rail Operator Site:

Best Responsible Tourism Site:

Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site:

Best Tour Operator Site:

Best Tourist Board Site:

Best Travel Agent Site:

Best Travel Blog:

Best Travel Directory Site:

Best Travel Recruitment Site:


Best Use of Social Media:

Best Holiday Miscellaneous Site:

Past Winners


Best Accommodation Site

Best Airline Site

Best Car Hire Site

Best Cruise/Ferry Site

Best Rail Operator Site

Best Responsible Tourism Site

Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site

Best Tour Operator Site

Best Tourist Board Site

Best Travel Agent Site

Best Travel Blog

Best Travel Directory Site

Best Travel Recruitment Site

Best Use of Social Media

Holiday Miscellaneous

Sponsors

Best Accommodation Site

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 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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Category Sponsor:

Best Airline Site

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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Category Sponsor:

Best Tour Operator Site

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 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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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 Web Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2014-07-20 until 2014-09-03
  • Shortlist announced: 2014-09-05
  • Winners announced 2014-10-08



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Category Sponsor:

Best Accommodation Site

http://triptoes.com

triptoes.com

Shortlisted:

triptoes.com
www.worldrainbowhotels.com
cvvillas.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Car Hire Site

http://www.avis.co.uk/

www.avis.co.uk/

Shortlisted:


www.avis.co.uk
www.affordablecarhire.com
www.usrentacar.co.uk

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Cruise/Ferry Site

http://www.pocruises.com

www.pocruises.com

Shortlisted:

www.ferrylines.com
www.sixstarcruises.co.uk
www.pocruises.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Rail Operator Site

http://www.railbookers.com

www.railbookers.com

Shortlisted:

www.loco2.com
www.railbookers.com
www.holidaysbyrail.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Responsible Tourism Site

http://www.gobarefoot.travel

www.gobarefoot.travel

Shortlisted:

www.responsibletravel.com
www.dragoman.com
www.gobarefoot.travel

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site

http://www.skiweekends.com

www.skiweekends.com

Shortlisted:

www.markwarner.co.uk
www.sailingholidays.com
www.skiweekends.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Tour Operator Site

http://www.audleytravel.com

www.audleytravel.com

Shortlisted:

www.audleytravel.com
www.flavoursholidays.co.uk
www.thomascook.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Category Sponsor:

Best Tourist Board Site

http://www.VisitSuffolk.com

www.VisitSuffolk.com

Shortlisted:

visitbath.co.uk
www.VisitSuffolk.com
www.yorkshire.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Best Travel Agent Site

http://www.loveholidays.com

www.loveholidays.com

Shortlisted:

www.loveholidays.com
www.barrheadtravel.co.uk www.theinternettraveller.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Best Travel Blog

http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog

www.thomson.co.uk/blog

Shortlisted:

www.gadventures.com/blog www.theavenuestory.com/blog www.thomson.co.uk/blog

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Best Travel Directory Site

http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/

www.travelzoo.com/uk/

Shortlisted:

www.skyscanner.net
www.101holidays.co.uk
www.travelzoo.com/uk

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Best Travel Recruitment Site

http://www.jaynepeirce.co.uk

www.jaynepeirce.co.uk

Shortlisted:

www.jaynepeirce.co.uk
www.harpwallen.co.uk
www.newfrontiersclients.co.uk

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Best Use of Social Media

https://twitter.com/ThomasCookCares

https://twitter.com/ThomasCookCares

Shortlisted:

twitter.com/ThomasCookCares
www.facebook.com/hostelworld.com
www.facebook.com/sailingholidays

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

Holiday Miscellaneous

http://www.holidaytaxis.com

www.holidaytaxis.com

Shortlisted:

www.eurotravelmag.com/current
www.holidaytaxis.com
www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Category Sponsor:

The Vision

Excellence in Online Travel

The 11th annual UK TravelMole Web Awards will be held on October 1st, 2014. 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.

Judging Criteria

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 tranquillity 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 the Asian consumer and travel trade and, by helping and encouraging the industry to improve their web, social and mobile. In this manner, 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.

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