Our vision for these awards is to find and reward websites, social media and/or mobile deployments for Asia Pacific 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.
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.
Excellence in Online Travel
The 9th TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016 is being held in association with ITB Asia. 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 TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016, in association with ITB Asia, 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.
To help ensure that the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016, in association with ITB Asia, are judged according to industry best practice, we have enlisted the help of Asia Pacific travel technology guru Clement Wong, Founder and CEO at BeMyGuest.com.sg
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.
Sponsor the awards
Sponsor the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016, in association with ITB Asia
Your sponsorship of the main award event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, to recognize the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments, will receive prominent visibility and recognition to TravelMole's 60,000+ Asia Pacific travel trade subscribers throughout the months for nominations and readers' voting process, at as well as at the 2015 Award Ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professional from 110 countries attend
Listen to what Agoda Founder and President, Robert Rosenstein, told TravelMole Publisher, what their sponsorship did for them.
What's included with sponsorship through the Award cycle period ?
Nomination dates: From July 18th, 2016 - September 2nd, 2016
Shortlist announced: September 9th, 2016
Voting by TravelMole readers: September 9th, 2016 - October 3rd, 2016
Winners announced at ITB Asia: October 20th, 2016
- Awards home page - your company logo
- Web page for the Awards Category you sponsor - your company logo, link, and description
- 7 eBlasts to TravelMole's 60,000+ subscribes in Asia Pacific, regarding the Award nomination, judges shortlist announcement, voting by readers and winners announcement - your company logo and link
- Recognition, as sponsor, in several TravelMole new articles related to the Awards
- Award Winner Ceremony at ITB Asia 2016, on October 20th, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – your company will be recognized in all the hand out and AV material and your company representative will make the presentations to the winner of the Award category you sponsor, and related photo op.
- Recognition, as sponsor, in the TravelMole new article announcing the Award winners
- Photo of your company representative at winner presentation on TravelMole.com
For further information:
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Clement has worked with the top travel companies in the world - airlines, hotels, online travel agencies, tour operators, car rental companies, helping them with their strategies and market research. He has also advised banks and venture capital firms on their investments in the travel space. He has close ties with the media through industry commentaries, press & TV interviews. He is a regular speaker at travel conferences and judge at travel technology competitions.
Chua Hui-Wan was appointed CEO of ZUJI Singapore in May 2013, and is responsible for driving both the ZUJI and Webjet brands in the Singapore market.
She has over 20 years of experience in the travel and IT industry, with outstanding knowledge of Asia's travel landscape.
Prior to ZUJI, she held the position of Senior Regional Director for Asia at Travelport with full P&L accountability.
Founder and CEO of TideSquare which is operating one of top 3 OTAs in South Korea, www.priviatravel.com. Started career as an e-commerce strategy consultant in Samsung's in-house consulting firm, OpenTide.
Worked in Korean Air as an e-commerce manager
MBA, University of Washington, USA
Dean Wicks, Chief Flights Officer for Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, is a 20 year industry veteran. Dean's expertise in the online travel and distribution vertical along with his extensive knowledge of global aviation, has helped keep Wego a market leader in the online travel realm.
Daniela Wagner joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as the PATA European Coordinator on February 22, 2013. Daniela is also the co-founder and CEO of eWaterways Cruises, a global online aggregator of small ship cruises with over 1200 contracted ships selling from over 300 suppliers through multiple distribution channels. Daniela has a sound understanding of the requirements of trade association's through her 15 year career in running various associations around the world.
Paul is Skyscanner's Commercial Director for APAC. He is responsible for leading the company's sales and business development functions across Asia Pacific and is based in the regional headquarters in Singapore. Paul is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD Singapore where he provides coaching and advice to students interested in entrepreneurship.
Kei co-founded and runs Venture Republic Inc., that owns Japan's largest online travel search engine and online travel guide media "Travel.jp". As CEO, he took the company public in 2008 (2177. JASDAQ) after 7 years of operations.
He received a BA of Laws from Keio University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also serves as co-founder of WIT (Web in Travel) Japan, President of Venture Mitakai at Keio University, and Executive Committee Member of Harvard Business School Club of Japan.
Dr Mario Hardy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on November 1, 2014. Mario is also the founder of Venture Capital firm MAP2 | Ventures. An investment fund with a wide portfolio of technology centric businesses in the field of FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Online Travel Tech. In addition to seed capital, the firm provide's valuable management advice, mentorship and access to a vast network built over a lifetime experience in corporate development.
He is a true global citizen who lived on 3 continents, 7 countries and has over 12 years experience working in Asia. A seasoned traveler with a goal of visiting over 100 countries engaging with local communities. Passionate about travel, innovation, design and technology; you will often find him reading, FastCompany, TechCrunch, Mashable, National Geographic, watching TED Talks, or searching for the latest innovations on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.