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TravelMole Asia Pacific Web Awards 2015


Winners Announced




TravelMole Asia Pacific Web Awards 2015

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Winners Announced!

The 8th TravelMole - ITB Asia Web Awards 2015 is the main award event for the Asia Pacific travel industry to recognize the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments. The award ceremony took place at ITB Asia, attended by 10,000 travel industry professionals, from 110 countries.

The winners were announced at ITB Asia on October 22nd, 2015

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Category & Winner:

Best Asia/Pacific
Airline Website

www.thaiairways.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Cruise Website

www.royalcaribbean.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Destination Website

www.goasean.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Hotel Resort Website

www.centarahotelsresorts.com



Best Asia/Pacific Online Travel Agency - Accommodations

www.tripadvisor.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Online Travel Agency Website

www.wego.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Responsible Tourism Website

www.wwf.org.my


Best Asia/Pacific
Tour Operator Website

www.indochinatour.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Tours & Activities Website

www.bemyguest.com.sg


Best Asia/Pacific
Travel Mobile App

www.airasia.com


Best Asia/Pacific Travel
Technology Provider Website

www.mystifly.com


Most Exciting New
Asia/Pacific Startup

www.roomscope.com


Best Asia/Pacific
Travel Wholesale Solution

www.roomsxml.com


Congratulations to
our Winners!

Past Winners


Best APAC Airline Website

Best APAC Cruise Website

Best APAC Destination Website

Best APAC Hotel Resort Website

Best APAC Online Travel Agency - Accommodations

Best APAC Online Travel Agency Website

Best APAC Responsible Tourism Website

Best APAC Tour Operator Website

Best APAC Tours & Activities Website

Best APAC Travel Mobile App

Best APAC Travel Technology Provider

Most Exciting APAC New Startup

Sponsors

Best Asia Pacific Airline Website

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 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Cruise Website

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 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Destination Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Hotel / Resort Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Online Travel Agency - Accommodations

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Online Travel Agency Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Responsible Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Tour Operator Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Tours & Activities Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best website for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a website stand out and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Travel Mobile App Website

Please explain why you believe this is the best travel mobile app for this category. As a reminder, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2017, in association with ITB Asia, look at all the components which make a travel app stand out and not the business the app represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Travel Technology Provider

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 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Travel Wholesale Solution

Please explain why you believe this company offers the best travel wholesale solution, in terms of their product, pricing, ecommerce site, and customer support.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Most Exciting Asia Pacific New Startup

Please explain why you believe this new startup business is the most exciting one for you. It can be anything…their innovative services, product, solution, approach, niche market, pricing approach, technology, etc.

  • Nomination dates: From 2015-07-12 until 2015-09-07
  • Shortlist announced: 2015-09-13
  • Winners announced 2015-10-22



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Best Asia Pacific Airline Website

http://www.thaiairways.com/

www.thaiairways.com/

Shortlisted:

www.qantas.com.au
www.thaiair.com
www.koreanair.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Cruise Website

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/

www.royalcaribbean.com/

Shortlisted:

www.seabourn.com
www.celebritycruises.com
www.royalcaribbean.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Destination Website

http://www.goasean.com/

www.goasean.com/

Shortlisted:

www.naturallylangkawi.my
www.goasean.com
www.newzealand.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Hotel / Resort Website

http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/

www.centarahotelsresorts.com/

Shortlisted:

www.banyantree.com
www.centarahotelsresorts.com
www.dusit.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Online Travel Agency - Accommodations

http://www.tripadvisor.com/

www.tripadvisor.com/

Shortlisted:

www.airbnb.com
www.travelmob.com
www.agoda.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Online Travel Agency Website

http://www.wego.com/

www.wego.com/

Shortlisted:

www.kayak.com
www.yatra.com
www.wego.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Responsible Website

http://www.wwf.org.my/

www.wwf.org.my/

Shortlisted:

www.khiri.com
www.wildasia.org
www.wwf.org.my

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Tour Operator Website

http://www.travelmole.com/www.indochinatour.com

www.travelmole.com/www.indochinatour.com

Shortlisted:

www.remotelands.com
www.indochinatour.com
www.intrepidtravel.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Tours & Activities Website

http://www.bemyguest.com.sg/

www.bemyguest.com.sg/

Shortlisted:

www.bemyguest.com.sg
www.govoyagin.com
www.diethelmtravel.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Travel Mobile App Website

http://www.airasia.com/ot/en/airasia-mobile-app.page?icid=iae060hpsba

www.airasia.com/ot/en/airasia-mobile-app.page?icid=iae060hpsba

Shortlisted:

www.tripit.com
www.uber.com
www.airasia.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Travel Technology Provider

http://www.mystifly.com/

www.mystifly.com/

Shortlisted:

www.siteminder.com
www.rezdy.com
www.mystifly.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Best Asia Pacific Travel Wholesale Solution

http://www.travelmole.com/www.roomsxml.com

www.travelmole.com/www.roomsxml.com

Shortlisted:

www.roomsxml.com
www.lowcostbeds.com
www.hotelbeds.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Most Exciting Asia Pacific New Startup

http://www.roomscope.com/

www.roomscope.com/

Shortlisted:

www.withlocals.com
www.lodgify.com
www.roomscope.com

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Clement Wong- Founder, BeMyGuest.com.sg

Dean Wicks - Chief Flights Officer, Wego

Min Yoon - Founder & CEO of Tidesquare which operates www.priviatravel.com

Mario Hardy - Chief Executive Officer, PATA

.

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at ITB Asia, where 10,000 travel industry professionals from 110 countries will be attending.

Venue Information:
ITB Asia, October 22nd, 2015
Basement 2, Hall 3 - J49, Presentation Hub
4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Vision

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.

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.

Judging Criteria

Excellence in Online Travel

The 7th TravelMole Asia Pacific Web Awards 2015 awards 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 Web Awards 2015, 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.

The judging
To help ensure that the TravelMole Asia Pacific Web Awards 2015, 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 Web Awards 2015, in association with ITB Asia

Why Sponsor?

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.

TravelMole Made the Difference - Says Agoda Founder...

What's included with sponsorship through the Award cycle period ?

Nomination dates: From July 6, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Shortlist announced: September 8, 2015
Voting by TravelMole readers: September 8, 2015 - October 2, 2015
Winners announced at ITB Asia: October 30, 2015

- 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 2015, on October 22nd, 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:
Please contact [email protected] for details

Judging Panel

Clement Wong



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.

Mario Hardy



Mario Hardy was appointed CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on November 1st, 2014. He previously joined PATA as the COO on January 15th, 2014 and is also the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PATA Foundation.

Prior to PATA, Mario worked 14 years for UBM/OAG and occupied several leadership roles in London, Beijing and Singapore. He began his career with People's Express Airlines in 1985, before joining Canadian Airlines in 1987 and spent 12 years in a number of sales, marketing and operational roles, eventually heading the Group Sales & Charter division in 1997.

Min Yoon



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



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.

 

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