Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Revealed! Winners of 2012 Web Awards

The UK's leading travel companies celebrated in London yesterday after scooping gongs at the TravelMole 2012 UK Web Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year, recognise the best online content in the travel and tourism industry.

After the awards ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London, the winners (and losers) were treated to a party at London's famous Windmill Theatre with The Sounds of the Supremes tribute act on stage.

TravelMole's Graham McKenzie and The Supremes


The TravelMole 2012 UK Web Awards winners were:

Best Accommodation Site Over 20 rooms     


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 Directory Site                  


Best Recruitment Site


Best Use of Social Media

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  • Monarch, for real?

    I find it incredibly surprising Monarch won this prize. In travel we should be encouraging transparent pricing, which in turn creates trust. On this 'award winning' site clients are shown a 'lead-in' per person price. In the next step considerable charges are automatically added to this price, which a client must remove to get back down to the lead-in price. To make things worse, at no stage is the per person price shown again, only the total flight costs, which effectively hides these automatically added charges. At least the low-cost carriers make clients add the extras if they want them. Try it. Sorry to be negative, but it's not a system we should be applauding. Congrats to everyone that fully deserve their accolades.

    By Tim Anderson, Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Congratulations to Neilson

    VSI-thinking, web designers of the Neilson site, would like to congratulate Neilson on their 'Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site' award. Weeks of booking systems integration, content development, user interface design and general love for the web ;) have paid off, we are delighted to be part of the success.

    By Chris Thomas, Thursday, September 27, 2012

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