Travolution Awards 2008 - shortlist

Kevin May
Kevin May
March 18, 2008 10:51 AM GMT

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We received a record number of entries for the Travolution Awards 2008 and we would like to offer an extremely warm thank you to all those who entered for the first stage.

The shortlist below indicates the best in class in each category and will be scrutiinsed over the coming weeks by a panel of judges from across the travel industry.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 24 April 2008.


ADVERTISING AWARDS

Best Use of Online Advertising

  • Netizen Digital for Hoseasons
  • BigMouthMedia for Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Greenlight for Radisson Edwardian
  • iCrossing for Cosmos
  • Love Creative for STA Travel
  • SOUK for Haven Holidays
  • SilverJet
  • Strange for Brittany Ferries

Best Use of Affiliate Advertising

  • BLM Quantum for Haven Holidays
  • AffiliateFuture for Cosmos
  • Affiliate Window for Travelodge
  • Commission Junction for Thomson
  • TradeDoubler for SkyEurope

Best Use of CRM

  • Teletext Holidays (in-house)
  • CreatorMail for Thomson Holidays
  • KnowledgeWire for Hidden Croatia
  • Greenbee (in-house)
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts (in-house)


MARKETING AND INNOVATION AWARDS

Best Use of Social Media

  • AntarcticaDiscovery.com
  • Cruise.co.uk
  • STA-Travel.co.uk
  • Travelpod.com
  • FlexiSki.com
  • Wetryharder.co.uk [Avis]

Best Agency for Search Engine Optimisation

  • Netbooster for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
  • Webcertain for Icelandair
  • Occupancy Marketing for VisitScotland.com
  • Propellernet for Sovereign Holidays
  • Greenlight for Monarch
  • Neutralize for JustTheFlight Mobile
  • BigMouthMedia for SuperBreak
  • iCrossing for Alamo
  • Latitude for Haven Holidays

Best Agency for Website Design

  • Milton Bayer for England-Rocks and JustYou
  • Nucleus for various
  • Fortune Cookie for various
  • Zolv forvarious
  • Reactive for various


TRAVEL AGENT AWARDS

Best Travel Agent Website

  • Isango.com
  • Gatestravel.co.uk
  • Viator.com
  • TravelRepublic.co.uk
  • Ebookers.com
  • Opodo.co.uk
  • STA-Travel.co.uk
  • Directline-Holidays.co.uk
  • Coop Travel
  • Lastminute.com
  • JustTheFlight.co.uk

Best Consolidator Website

  • Youtravel.com
  • HotelsIreland.com
  • TritonAirfares.com
  • TritonRooms.com

Best Use of Technology

  • Holidaysplease.co.uk
  • Dot2.com
  • National Rail Enquiries
  • Eviivo
  • Traveltek
  • JustTheFlight Mobile
  • TritonSearch.com


TOUR OPERATOR AWARDS

Best Tour Operator Website

  • ClubMed.com
  • BalesWorldwide.com
  • FlexiSki.com
  • Exodus.co.uk
  • KuoniWorldClass.co.uk
  • Thomson.co.uk
  • VJV.co.uk [Voyages Jules Verne]
  • OceanVillageHolidays.com
  • TopDeckTours.co.uk
  • VirginHolidays.com
  • AirlineNetwork.co.uk
  • TritonHolidays.com

Best Use of Technology

  • Costa Crociere
  • VJV.co.uk [Voyages Jules Verne]
  • Yudu Media for Gold Medal Group
  • Yudu Media for i-to-i Meaningful Travel


SUPPLIER AWARDS

Best Hotel Website

  • Yotel.com
  • The-Connaught.co.uk
  • ConradHotels.com
  • AmanResorts.com
  • SLH.com
  • TheAtlanticHotel.com

Best Airline Website

  • FlySilverJet.com
  • Monarch.co.uk
  • BA.com
  • EasyJet.com

Best Car Hire Website

  • NationalCar.co.uk
  • Budget.co.uk
  • CarRentals.co.uk
  • HolidayAutos.co.uk

Best Travel Insurance Website

  • GoTravelInsurance.co.uk
  • Insuremore.co.uk
  • EasyJet4Insurance.co.uk
  • AATravelInsurance.com

Best Use of Technology

  • Skinkers for American Airlines
  • Hilton E-Brochures
  • Mobile Travel Technologies for Utell
  • Djingle for Air France Widget


TRAVEL INFORMATION AWARDS

Best Travel Portal

  • Travellerspoint.com
  • Travelzoo.co.uk
  • WAYN.com
  • TripAdvisor.co.uk
  • TeletextHolidays.co.uk

Best Meta Search/Price Comparison Website

  • HotelsCombined.com
  • Kayak.co.uk
  • Trivago.co.uk
  • AustraliaTravelMarket.com
  • DealChecker.co.uk
  • Cheapflights.co.uk

NB: This category is for companies whose primary focus is travel search.

Best Use of Technology

  • Skyscanner.net
  • Travelwhere.co.uk
  • On Holiday Group for Fresh TV
  • CarTrawler
  • Teletext Holidays
  • Traveldk.com


SM@RT AGENT OF THE YEAR

This award to will be given to one of the six winners of the Sm@rt Agent Award featured in Travolution during 2007.

Winner to be selected from:

  • Fleet Street Travel
  • Global Holidays
  • Ideal Cruising
  • Fleetway Travel
  • Stewart Travel
  • Holiday Discount Centre


BEST CONSUMER BLOG AWARD

  • Travel Rants (Darren Cronian)
  • TravelMail Blog (various authors)
  • Viator Blog (various authors)
  • Select World Travel (Lee Harrison)


NEWCOMER AWARDS

Best New Online Travel Company

  • Vinivi.com
  • Worldreviewer.com
  • Boo.com
  • Travelonly.co.uk
  • InTheWorld.travel


Rising Star of the Year

This award to will be given to one of the ten names selected in the list Rising Stars produced in the October 2007 edition of Travolution.

Winner to be selected from:

  • Hichame Assi, head of e-commerce, On Holiday Group
  • Tom Daniell, online media manager, Lastminute.com
  • Jonathan Davies, head of e-commerce and relationship marketing, Eurostar
  • Daniel Forster, general manager, web division, United Co-Op
  • Oliver Garner, online marketing manager, TUI Travel
  • Steven Moore, head of e-commerce, Hotels4u.com
  • Matt Pack, web and marketing director, Holiday Extras
  • Phil Iveson, associate director for car, rail and insurance, Expedia
  • Stephen Scott, head of e-commerce, Air Miles
  • Amy Thistlewaite, online marketing manager, STA Travel


ONLINE TRAVEL BRAND OF THE YEAR

This award will be given for an overall winner from the following categories:

  • Best Travel Agent Website
  • Best Tour Operator Website
  • Best Hotel Website
  • Best Airline Website
  • Best Travel Insurance Website
  • Best Car Hire Website
  • Best Travel Portal
  • Best Travel Search/Price Comparison Website
  • Sm@rt Agent of the Year

Nominations have not been taken for this award.


TRAVOLUTION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award will be given to an individual who has had a significant impact on the online travel industry through their career.

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