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TravelMole UK Awards 2018


Winners Announced




TravelMole UK Awards 2018

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Judging Criteria

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Judging Panel

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- Winners Announced! -

 Platinum Sponsor:

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Recognising the best of web, social, mobile and technology in the travel industry, the 14th Annual TravelMole UK Awards are pleased to announce the winners for 2018.

The sponsors of these awards include Pure Michigan, Brand USA, Travel2, TravelTek, Designate, 1BTN, and MNDA

The formal event was held on November 22nd, 2018 on board a City Cruise boat travelling up and down the Thames with an after party to follow.

 

Venue Sponsor:

www.citycruises.com

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The Winners!

Category & Winner:

Best Accommodation Site


eleganthotels.com

Best Airline Site


www.britishairways.com



Best Branded Site

www.theculturalexperience.com

Best Car Hire Site

www.affordablecarhire.com



Best Cruise/Ferry Site

www.royalcaribbean.co.uk

Best Sports Travel &
Tourism Site

matchdays.com



Best Tour Operator Site

www.theculturalexperience.com

Best Tourist Board Site

www.yorkshire.com



Best Travel Agent Site

www.magicbreaks.co.uk

Best Travel Blog

www.sntravel.co.uk/blog



Best Travel Recruitment Site


www.candm.co.uk

Best Use of Social Media

www.facebook.com/
bordessaholidays



Best Holiday Miscellaneous Site



www.holidaytaxis.com

Best Trade
Accommodation Only Site


hotelbeds.com



Congratulations to our
shortlisted nominees!
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Past Winners


Best Accommodation Site

Best Airline Site

Best Branded 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 Trade Accommodation Only 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 Awards look at the website design itself and not the business the website represents.

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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Best Airline Site

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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Best Branded Site

Please explain why you believe this site has
- The most powerful and distinctive branding
- Represents a properly joined-up step in the customer journey
- Communicates a clear, compelling and competitive proposition
- Truly conveys the brand’s differentiation in the marketplace

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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Best Tour Operator Site

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 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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Best Trade Accommodation Only Site

IMPORTANT! Please provide trial login credentials for proper review of the website either in your nomination or by emailing them to [email protected] 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 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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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 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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

  • Nomination dates: From 2018-09-09 until 2018-10-08
  • Shortlist announced: 2018-10-15
  • Winners announced 2018-11-22



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Best Accommodation Site

Shortlisted:

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Best Airline Site

Shortlisted:

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Best Branded Site

Shortlisted:

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Category Sponsor:




Best Car Hire Site

Shortlisted:

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Best Cruise/Ferry Site

Shortlisted:

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You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Best Rail Operator Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Best Responsible Tourism Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Tour Operator Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Tourist Board Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Trade Accommodation Only Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Travel Agent Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Travel Blog

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Travel Recruitment Site

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
Sponsor

Best Use of Social Media

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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Holiday Miscellaneous

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

You, our valued subscribers and friends of TravelMole.
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The Vision

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 tranquility 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 both consumers and the travel trade in the UK and European market and, by helping and encouraging the industry to improve their web, social and mobile, 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 14th annual UK TravelMole Awards will be held on November 22nd, 2018. 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 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.