Travolution Awards 2010: The shortlists

Travolution has unveiled the final shortlists for its fourth annual awards.

The 21 award categories, split into six groups, recognise companies, brands and individuals who excel in the fields of online travel distribution, digital marketing and technology.

The shortlists will be judged by a panel of proven business leaders, experts and entrepreneurs, with the winners announced at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station to on September 28.

>> Tickets are available on the Travolution Awards minisite

 

Marketing

Best Use of Social Media 

>> The Bahamas Tourist Office UK
>> Air France KLM
>> Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board
>> Travelfusion
>> TripAdvisor
>> Winchester City Council
>> We Are Social

Best Cross-Media Advertising Campaign 

>> Centre Parcs ‘Magical moments’
>> Cheapflights Media – the Zugu campaign
>> Direct Holidays
>> LateRooms ‘Go discover’
>> Premier Inn’s ‘Premier offers’
>> STA Travel – £10 poms campaign
>> ThomasCook.com

Best Use of Search Engine Optimisation

>> bigmouthmedia
>> isango!
>> Occupancy Marketing
>> Propellernet
>> SEOptimise (for Audley Travel)

Best Use of Affiliate Marketing 

>> bigmouthmedia for Macdonald Hotels
>> Haven Holidays
>> Latitude for Britannia Hotels
>> PremierInnHotels.co.uk

Best Agency for Website Design 

>> Creatormail for My Thomson/ My First Choice / My TUI
>> Designate for Goseethis.com
>> Positive Digital for My Royal Caribbean

Best B2C Travel Blog 

>> Cheapflights.co.uk
>> Globebloggers.co.uk
>> The TI Blog – blog.travelintelligence.com
>> Tourdust Adventure Travel Blog
>> Virgin Atlantic / vtravelled.com
>> We are Cunard

 

Travel Portals

Best Meta Search/Price Comparison Website 

>> Carrentals.co.uk
>> Dealchecker.co.uk
>> Easyvoyage.co.uk
>> Fly.com Kayak.com
>> Skyscanner.net Zugu.co.uk

Best Travel Information Website 

>> Bahamas.co.uk
>> CruiseCritic.co.uk
>> iwannagothere.com
>> Microsoft Limited (MSN Travel) Travel.uk.msn.com/
>> Pitchup.com
>> TotallyBarbados.com
>> Travelzoo.com
>> TripAdvisor.com
>> Travel UK
>> VirtualTourist.com

 

Technology

Best Technology Provider

>> Comtec
>> CorporatePay
>> Digital Visitor
>> BesDolphin Dynamics
>> Multicom Products Ltd
>> O2
>> Sabre Holdings
>> Tealeaf Technology, Inc.

Best Online/Desktop Application 

>> Digital Visitor
>> Interglobe Technologies – Ipos
>> KeepMeBooked
>> Royal Caribbean Cruise Compass

Best Mobile Application 

>> Check-Mate BlackBerry app
>> Gill’s Cruise Centre ‘Cruise Deals App’
>> Hostelworld’s iphone app
>> Hotel’s Now app
>> Kayak
>> Off Exploring iPhone App

 

Agents and Operators

Best Agent-Only Website 

>> Attractionworld.com
>> Co-operativetravel.co.uk
>> Completecruisesolution.com
>> Cruise118.com
>> Flexibletrips.com
>> Holidayextras.co.uk
>> isango.com
>> Lowcostbeds.com
>> STAtravel.co.uk
>> TravelRepublic.co.uk

Best Tour Operator-Only Website

>> audleytravel.com
>> crestaholidays.co.uk
>> DirectHolidays.co.uk
>> GreatRail.com
>> Inntravel.co.uk
>> Kuoni.co.uk
>> Villarenters.com

Best Accommodation-Only Website

>> BookDirectRooms
>> i-escape.com
>> Gekko.com
>> getabed.co.uk
>> Holidaycottages.co.uk
>> Hostelworld.com
>> iknow-uk.com
>> medhotels.com
>> MrandMrsSmith.com
>> pureholidayhomes.com

 

Suppliers

Best Airline Website 

>> ba.com
>> Easyjet.com
>> Emirates.com
>> Qantas.com.au
>> Singaporeair.com

Best Hotel Website 

>> elcid.com
>> elconresort.com
>> Jumeirah.com
>> PremierInn.com
>> withotel.com

Best Car Hire Website 

>> Budget.co.uk
>> Carrentalbookers.com
>> Rhinocarhire.com
>> USRentacar.co.uk

Best Cruise Website

>> Cruise118.com
>> Cruise.co.uk
>> Cunard.com
>> Pocruises.com

Best Tickets/Attractions/Excursions Website 

>> AttractionTix.co.uk
>>Door2Tour.com
>> Joobili.com
>> Sportsworld.co.uk
>> Tourdust.com
>> Viator.com

 

Ones to Watch

Rising Star of the Year 

>> Caroline Mastoras, Microsoft Advertising
>> Jenny Ellis, Cruise Thomas Cook
>> Renaldo Sheepers , ABC Transfers
>> Simon Hagger, Holiday Extras
>> Tamer Tamar, Ebookers

Rising Brand of the Year 

>> Cruise118
>> Digital Visitor
>> LateRooms
>> Lowcostholidays
>> On the Beach
>> TravelTainment
>> Viator 

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