Published on Thursday, June 25, 2009
The winners of the 2009 Travelmole UK Web Awards have been unveiled today (click here for photos).
The victorious companies, voted for by Travelmole susbscribers and judged by an independent panel, were announced at the awards ceremony attended by around 200 people from across the industry at Canada House in London.
In total, the sixth annual awards received over 300 nominations and more than 15,000 votes were cast.
The judging panel consisted of Peter Healey, founder and chief executive of The Vertical Group; former Teletext m-d Matt Cheevers, now m-d of consultancy business Smooth Direction; Helena Beard, marketing director at KBC PR and Marketing; Jérôme Moisan, Travelport general manager UK & Ireland; and Liz Craig, founder of Oneglobe Network, a boutique digital agency.
Sponsors of this year's awards were the Canadian Tourism Commission, Youtravel.com and Travelport GDS. The after show party sponsor was Vertical Group.
TravelMole Web Awards 2009 – Winners
Video coverage of the Web Awards including interviews with winners and sponsors will appear on TravelMole.TV next week.
The shortlisted companies for each category were:
US rent a car
Florida Car hire
Budget Rent a car
Holiday autos trade
Cruise and ferry operator:
Ekmar Yachting & Brokerage
My Royal Caribbean
Compare Airport Parking
Rio Airport Transfer
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Warner Leisure Hotels
World Travel Guide
PureTravel Adventure Holidays
HRS.COM - Hotel Reservation Service
Recruitment and training:
Online Travel Training
New Frontiers - Travel Recruitment
Cumbria Golakes Website
Welcome to Yorkshire
Interactive Resorts - The Ski Holiday Specialists
Europe a la Carte Blog
Make Travel Fair UK
Spotted by Locals - Cityblogs by locals
The Egerton House Hotel
Tourism Queensland Best Job in the World
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.