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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
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.
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:
2012 - Boyd Gaming Corporation for B Connected Online
2011 – Civic Resource Group for Wyoming Travel and Tourism Web Portal and Online Management System
2010 - TravelChannel.com & Razorfish for The New TravelChannel.com
2012 - TravelClick Web Solutions for Puente Romano
2011 – Sabre Hospitality Solutions for The Shores Resort & Spa
2010 – TRAVELCLICK for Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel
2009 – TravelCLICK for the Albert Hotel
2008 - 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
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.