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Travel Innovation Awards

In association with TravelMole, one of the largest online travel trade communities in the world, and EyeforTravel, a leading global media company specialising in business intelligence for the travel and tourism industry, the Asia Pacific Travel Innovation Awards, encourage excellence in online travel. Submit your nomination now If you are a travel agent, tour operator, tourist board, accommodation provider or any other travel company promoting tourism in the Asia Pacific region. This is your chance to submit your entry to win an award that will makes you stand out from the crowd and represent the best that the web can offer.

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Best Airfare Comparison Metasearch

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Best Airline

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 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Mystifly offers discounted & private air fares originating in 50 countries. The execution of our core process is achieved through our Anywhere to Anywhere global distribution platform, MyFareBox & MyFareBox OnePoint Webservice. Air fares from 50 countries are integrated into MyFareBox platform and the platform allows customers to book & ticket Anywhere to Anywhere Travel 24/7 on over 900+ airlines across the globe.

Best Destination Marketing Organization

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Best Hotel

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Best Mobile App

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Best Use of Mobile Technology

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Favorite Online Travel Site (OTA)

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Mystifly offers discounted & private air fares originating in 50 countries. The execution of our core process is achieved through our Anywhere to Anywhere global distribution platform, MyFareBox & MyFareBox OnePoint Webservice. Air fares from 50 countries are integrated into MyFareBox platform and the platform allows customers to book & ticket Anywhere to Anywhere Travel 24/7 on over 900+ airlines across the globe.

Most Exciting New Startup

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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We are a global technology company providing unique products and customised solutions for Tour Operators and Destination Managements Companies. Our online travel software is developed using the latest and robust technology enabling the automation of travel companies and providing consumers with a simple and cost-effective way to book travel.

Most Innovative Social Media Campaign

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

  • Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
  • Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
  • Winners announced 2012-05-09



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Best Airfare Comparison Metasearch

http://www.skyscanner.com

www.skyscanner.com

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

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Best Airline

http://www.jetstarasia.com/

www.jetstarasia.com/

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

Sponsor

Mystifly offers discounted & private air fares originating in 50 countries. The execution of our core process is achieved through our Anywhere to Anywhere global distribution platform, MyFareBox & MyFareBox OnePoint Webservice. Air fares from 50 countries are integrated into MyFareBox platform and the platform allows customers to book & ticket Anywhere to Anywhere Travel 24/7 on over 900+ airlines across the globe.

Best Destination Marketing Organization

http://www.newzealand.com

www.newzealand.com

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

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Best Hotel

http://www.fourseasons.com/

www.fourseasons.com/

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

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Best Mobile App

http://travela.priceline.com/download-priceline-negotiator-app

travela.priceline.com/download-priceline-negotiator-app

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

Sponsor

Best Use of Mobile Technology

http://www.tripit.com/

www.tripit.com/

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

Sponsor

Favorite Online Travel Site (OTA)

http://www.agoda.com

www.agoda.com

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

Sponsor

Mystifly offers discounted & private air fares originating in 50 countries. The execution of our core process is achieved through our Anywhere to Anywhere global distribution platform, MyFareBox & MyFareBox OnePoint Webservice. Air fares from 50 countries are integrated into MyFareBox platform and the platform allows customers to book & ticket Anywhere to Anywhere Travel 24/7 on over 900+ airlines across the globe.

Most Exciting New Startup

http://www.rome2rio.com

www.rome2rio.com

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

Sponsor

We are a global technology company providing unique products and customised solutions for Tour Operators and Destination Managements Companies. Our online travel software is developed using the latest and robust technology enabling the automation of travel companies and providing consumers with a simple and cost-effective way to book travel.

Most Innovative Social Media Campaign

https://www.facebook.com/purenewzealand

https://www.facebook.com/purenewzealand

Shortlisted:

Our Honoured judging panel include:

Ric Shreves- Principal and Co Founder, water&stone

Morris Sim- Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma

Clement Wong- Founder, bemyguest.travel

Rod Cuthbert, Chairman Emeritus of Viator

Ron Ramanan - CEO, Goquo.com

Marco Saio - Global Events Director, EyeforTravel

Faisal Memon - Founder & CEO, Illusions Online , Illusions-online.com

 

Award Ceremony:


Winners of the Travel Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the summit – Asia's largest strategic forum for senior online travel and hospitality executives. See who's already participating: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-asia/speakers.shtml

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The Vision

Excellence in Online Travel

This year's Travel Innovation Awardswill be TravelMole's third for Asia Pacific, in partnership with EyeforTravel's Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2012, where the winners ceremony will be held on May 10th, at Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

Focusing on effective websites, not businesses
Most travel awards focus on the travel businesses themselves. They look at the success of nominated travel brands and reward those companies that have achieved impressive growth, have made an impact on the industry or have contributed to positive change on the environment.

Towards a strategy of more successful travel websites
Our aim is to use these prestigious awards to reward and promote examples of the best websites in the Asia Pacific travel industry and to hold them up high as shining examples. In this manner, we strive to help improve travel websites across the industry as a whole, for all of us.

The judging
To help ensure that the Travel Innovation Awards are judged according to industry best practice, we have enlisted the help of Asia Pacific web expert Ric Shreves, with the specialist online digital agency, water&stone.

Help us all learn and improve
We realize 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.

Judging Criteria

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 Caribbean consumer and, by helping and encouraging the industry to improve their websites in this manner, we know that we will all be able to create more effective websites, which means more business for everyone.

Submitting an entry:
When submitting your entry, 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 what we are looking for and winning entries will be judged on these criteria.

Together we can all help promote online tourism more effectively.

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Why Sponsor?

Listen to what Agoda Founder and President, Robert Rosenstein, told TravelMole Publisher, what their sponsorship did for them as a start-up company in 2008

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

Nomination dates: From 2011-12-19 until 2012-03-21
Shortlist announced: 2012-04-11
Winners announced: 2012-05-09

- Awards home page - your company logo

- Web page for the Awards Category you sponsor  - your company logo, link, and description

- 5 eBlasts to all TravelMole subscribes in Asia Pacific, regarding the Award nomination, shortlist and winners - your company logo and link

- Award Winner Ceremony at EyeforTravel's Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2012, on May 10th, at Raffles City Convention Centre, 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.

 

Judging Panel

Ric Shreves



Ric Shreves was one of the founding partners of water&stone, a full service digital agency based in Bali. In December of 2011, he left to form a new OTA venture, GottaGetaway. Ric has worked with travel industry clients for over a decade and served for four years as the Managing Director of luxury travel operator, the Elite Havens Group.

Morris Sim



Morris Sim is Co-Founder and CEO of Circos Brand Karma, the leading full-service business solution that protects the value and cultivates the potential of brands. Passionate about technology and marketing, Morris has been identifying and applying innovative trends to improve business performance for the last 20 years. Morris is a graduate of Stanford University.

Clement Wong



Mr. Wong has spent his entire career in the travel industry, focusing on strategy and market intelligence. He has worked extensively in both the EMEA and APAC regions. He is quoted frequently in consumer and trade media, and has spoken at conferences including World Travel Market, Web-in-Travel and EyeforTravel. Prior to joining PhoCusWright as Research Director, Clement most recently managed airline partner marketing relationships within the EMEA and APAC regions for Travelport. He previously worked in Travelport's market strategy and planning department as a strategy analyst, specializing in hospitality, car rental, tour operators, cruise and leisure. Prior to that role, he headed EMEA travel and tourism research for Euromonitor.

Rod Cuthbert



Rod founded Viator in 1995, to bring together a wide array of quality destination activities where consumers could research and purchase destination activities, sightseeing tours and attraction passes before they travel. Rod spent more than 20 years in the U.S. and Australian IT industries before founding Viator, including senior positions at NCR Corporation and Digital Equipment. Rod started his entrepreneurial career with a successful PC retail store in Australia he sold in 1986.

A world traveler and an avid (but very average) surfer, Rod divides his time between Bondi Beach, Australia, and San Francisco. The Cycling Tour of Barcelona is one of his favorite Viator activities: "What a brilliant way to see the city. This tour gets you 'up close,' letting you see in just four hours what would otherwise take days by foot." Rod's world travels and observations are chronicled on the Viator Travel Blog.

Ron Ramanan



Ron is the found of Goquo.com, a travel technology company focused on providing their clients more dynamic presence on the online market place, assisting them in their market expansion and optimising their efficiency through robust and cost-effective technology solutions. Clients span the Asia Pacific, UK and US markets and include leisure travel companies such as travel consolidators, travel agents, hoteliers, and DMCs. Their partners include all universal GDSs and industry leaders in air, hotel, car, insurance consolidation.

Ron is a recognized leader, speaker, and sought after consultant on travel affiliated industries in regard to trends in travel technology advancement.

Marco Saio



Marco is a highly experienced industry analyst and researcher, specialising in North American and APAC online travel & hospitality markets. Previously, he was Director of Global Research & Projects at EyeforTravel and Marketing & Business Development Manager at Homeflow Ltd. He is passionate about launching new ventures and building strategic partnerships with clients and industry thought-leaders. And, interested in leveraging online/social media to facilitate effective communication, customer engagement and brand building.

Faisal Memon



Faisal Memon is founder and CEO of Dubai-based travel technology firm Illusions Online. He has more than 13 years of experience consulting to the biggest travel companies around the globe on their automation requirements, as well as powering their entire businesses with his company's award-winning travel solution.

Illusions Online is a global technology company providing unique customised solutions for travel operators, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and travel agents. Rapidly responding to changing market requirements and applying the latest technology, the company provides both travel companies and consumers with a simple and cost-effective way to book travel. Boasting 12 years in business and clients on five continents, Illusions is continually recognised for its innovation with several accolades under its belt including a World Travel Award for 'Leading Travel Technology Provider'. The company is always one step ahead of the competition and is a leader in its field. Illusions Online's mantra is "we can and we will" keep our clients ahead of the game by providing them with cutting-edge travel technology.

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