Best Travel Website of 2013 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 17th Annual WebAward Competition

 Best Travel Website of 2013 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 17th
                         Annual WebAward Competition

PR Newswire

HARTFORD, Conn., March 25, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Web Marketing Association
is looking for the best travel sites in the world as part of their 17th annual
international WebAward Competition for Web site development  at
www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that
sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including travel, airline and hotel &
lodging websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The
deadline for the best travel web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2013.

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Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content,
technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. All travel entrants
benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria
scores compared against the average scores for their industry.

"The travel industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and
companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online
efforts," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.
"Travel web sites have been doing great in terms of creating dynamic portals
to keep up with the shift in the industry that removed agents as the source of
travel information. Judges have looked highly upon travel web site's use of
design, copywriting and interactivity."

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the
various travel categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward
judges.

Recent winners of the Best Travel Website include:

  o2012 - Boyd Gaming Corporation for B Connected Online
  o2011 – Civic Resource Group for Wyoming Travel and Tourism Web Portal and
    Online Management System
  o2010 - TravelChannel.com & Razorfish for The New TravelChannel.com
  o2009 - VisitSweden for VisitSweden

Recent winners of the Best Airline Website include:

  o2011 – Carlson Marketing for JetBlue – "TrueBlue Be True"
  o2010 - Lufthansa in partnership with Amadeus for Lufthansa Website
  o2009 - Blast Advanced Media for nature Air – Eco Friendly Costa Rica
    Airline
  o2008 - Atmosphere BBDO for Emirates.com

Recent winners of the Best Hotel & Lodging Website include:

  o2012 - TravelClick Web Solutions for Puente Romano
  o2011 – Sabre Hospitality Solutions for The Shores Resort & Spa
  o2010 – TRAVELCLICK for Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel
  o2009 – TravelCLICK for the Albert Hotel
  o2008 - E-site Marketing for Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Participants can improve their chances on winning a WebAward by visiting the
Web Marketing Association Facebook Page and becoming a fan of the page. The
Web Marketing Association will be providing hints and tips on how to improve
your chances on winning a top award though out the award program entry period.

Travel Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Travel
Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

The 2013 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: BGT
Partners, PR Newswire, Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech
conferences, Internet World UK, SES Conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website
Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their
commitment to the entire online marketing community.

About the WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard
of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs,
such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising
Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations
responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the
Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts
by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by
being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

Contact:
William Rice
860-558-5423
wrice@webaward.org

SOURCE Web Marketing Association

Website: http://www.webaward.org