TRAVELCLICK Wins Best Hotel and Lodging Website in 2009 International WebAwards

  • TravelClick
  • 09.22.09
TRAVELCLICK, a leader in hotel e-commerce solutions, has won 20 awards for Web site design excellence, including the Best Hotel and Lodging Web site, in the Web Marketing Association's 2009 International WebAward competition.

With industry-leading Web site design and its award-winning booking engine iStay®, named also by the Web Marketing Association as the best Web interactive application for the hotel and lodging industry, TRAVELCLICK has emerged as a premier digital agency for the global hospitality industry.  

This year’s competition for Web site agencies worldwide drew more than 2,000 sites, from 45 countries that were judged in 96 industry categories. TRAVELCLICK won the most awards in the hotel and lodging category, ranking third overall of top agency winners.   Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology. 

TRAVELCLICK also won the Best Hotel and Lodging Web site Award for the Albert Hotel in Riga, Latvia (www.alberthotel.lv). The Albert Hotel is a unique budget hotel named after Albert Einstein and known for its modern design.  The goal of the Web site redesign was to capture the character of the property and improve the online guest experience.  Featuring dynamic best rate on the home page and clean, simple navigation, the new site provides an enhanced guest experience and communicates the true spirit of the hotel. 

“With the Internet as the primary source of bookings for our hotel, strong Web site design is a basic requirement,” said Petr Divis, general manager of the winning Albert Hotel.  “TRAVELCLICK delivers award-winning design—and more.  They provided a comprehensive understanding of consumer shopping behavior, conversion technology, and how to drive traffic through search marketing strategies, helping us maximize bookings through our Web site.” 

TRAVELCLICK received four Hotel and Lodging Outstanding Web site Awards and 15 Standard of Excellence Awards.

TRAVELCLICK-designed sites awarded Outstanding Web site include:

Sites awarded Standard of Excellence include:

With TRAVELCLICK’s Digital Agency, hotels have a one-stop resource for managing all electronic channels, planning and executing personalized, powerful digital marketing campaigns, increasing online visibility—and ultimately, booking more direct business on the Web. In 2008 alone, TRAVELCLICK received more than 30 awards for excellence in hotel Internet marketing.  Along with Web site design, Digital Agency solutions include content management, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social marketing optimization, and integration with the award-winning Web booking engine iStay®, as well as one of the industry’s most complete—and measurable—travel agent media products.

The WebAward competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing the various relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, corporate marketing executives, content providers and Webmasters. The Web Marketing Association is an independent organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing excellence on the worldwide Web.

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, TRAVELCLICK, a leader in hotel e-commerce solutions, provides a continuous flow of high-value online bookings to hotels worldwide.  A uniquely comprehensive one-stop solution, TRAVELCLICK offers business intelligence, distribution solutions and digital agency services delivered with personal attention and local market expertise. With revenue optimization experts in every global market, the company helps its clients make better business decisions, generate greater demand from the right mix of channels, convert more shoppers to high-value guests, and increase revenue and profitability. TRAVELCLICK has more than 14,000 customers in 140 countries with offices in Barcelona, Baltimore, Chicago, Dubai, Houston, Phoenix, Melbourne, Shanghai and Tokyo.




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