TRAVELtech Web Awards 2010

HELP me out here please! I need websites you think are worthy of consideration for the 2010 TRAVELtech Web Awards, which features various categories in addition to Website of the Year. I’ve made a strong start as you’ll see below but would love some outside input. Which is where you come in. The major proviso (see TRAVELtech Web Awards 2010 – Overview, Criteria, Eligibility)  is that that the nominated websites are Australian. There’ll be separate category winners, each of which will be considered for the TRAVELtech Website of the Year. So have a look and post your nominations. Deadline is 10am  Wednesday, August 11, 2010. 

BEST AIRLINE WEBSITE

http://www.VirginBlue.com.au/
http://www.Jetstar.com.au/
http://www.Vaustralia.com.au
BEST HOTEL OPERATOR WEBSITE
http://www.Rydges.com
http://www.Mantra.com.au
http://www.mirvachotels.com/
http://www.oakshotelsresorts.com/
http://www.Thebyronatbyron.com.au/
http://www.Peppers.com.au
http://www.Vibehotels.com.au
http://www.Medina.com.au
http://www.yha.com.au
http://www.hamiltonisland.com.au
http://www.oakshotelsresorts.com/
BEST HOTEL BOOKING WEBSITE
http://www.hotelscombined.com/
http://www.stayz.com.au/
http://www.readyrooms.com.au/
http://www.hotelclub.com.au/
http://www.wotif.com/
http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/
http://hotels.com.au/
http://www.ratestogo.com/
BEST TRAVEL AGENT WEBSITE
http://www.Webjet.com.au
http://www.Travel.com.au
http://www.Lastminute.com.au
http://www.Flightcentre.com.au
http://www.harveyworld.com.au/
BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION WEBSITE
http://www.Lonelyplanet.com/
http://www.Totaltravel.com.au
http://www.agfg.com.au/
http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/
http://www.exploroz.com/
BEST CAR/CAMPER HIRE WEBSITE
http://www.oodles.com/
http://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/
http://www.wickedcampers.com.au/
http://www.britz.com.au/
http://www.apollocamper.com/
http://www.drivenow.com.au/
http://www.travellers-autobarn.com.au/
BEST TOUR OPERATOR WHOLESALER WEBSITE
http://www.worldexpeditions.com/au/
http://contiki.com.au/
http://www.aptouring.com.au/
http://www.thefanatics.com/
http://www.adventureworld.com.au/
http://www.tempoholidays.com/
BEST NICHE WEBSITE
http://www.worldnomads.com.au/
http://www.cleancruising.com.au/
http://www.viator.com/
http://www.dreamworld.com.au/
http://www.ski.com.au/
http://www.jetabroad.cBEST AIRLINE WEBSITE

BEST HOTEL OPERATOR WEBSITE

BEST HOTEL SEARCH OR BOOKING WEBSITE

BEST TRAVEL AGENT WEBSITE

BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION WEBSITE

BEST CAR/CAMPER HIRE WEBSITE

BEST TOUR OPERATOR WHOLESALER WEBSITE

BEST NICHE WEBSITE

BEST CRUISE WEBSITE

So, hopefully that’s got you fired up. Please submit your nominations via the comment form or you can contact me (Martin Kelly) on 02-9882-1575. Remember, the sites have to be Australian. Download… TRAVELtech Web Awards 2010 – Overview, Criteria, Eligibility.

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  1. I am going to nominate BOOK ME IN (www.bookmein.com.au) for the “Hotel Search or Booking Website” category.

    We are a relatively new startup with a growing customer base.

    We are entirely Australian designed, developed and owned. We actively participate in social media, interact with our audience, have a clean fresh design different from other Hotel Booking websites, and we have a broad range of content selling other travel related products such as car hire, tours and hostels.

    All we need is a bit of exposure and much needed traffic..something we all aspire to!

  2. Another nomination for your niche category is our web site for our backpacker hostel Habitat HQ – http://www.thehabitathq.com.au . It has loads of information relevant to the young traveller market including info on working holidays and what’s on in the music scene.

  3. I noticed you don’t have a Cruise Category for your TRAVELtech web awards, any chance of adding this into the niche category. Cruising is one of the only sectors in Travel that has experienced massive growth in Australia during the GFC. I would like to nominate our website, http://www.traveltheworld.com.au . It has the ability to book cruise companies like Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines with live Australian dollar prices. We also have a comprehensive Agent section for Australian travel agents with features such as an Australian focused Holland America Line Agent Academy.

  4. I am nominating http://www.cruiseaway.com.au This site is a 10/10 user experience on ipads & on iphones. Cruise Away works as a site in both portrait or landscape views & the simplified enquiry form makes best use of the new mediums to drive bookings form phones rather than just looking good or being a point of presence.

  5. I would like to nominate http://www.sydneylodges.com for the hotel operator category.

    We are a centralised marketing and management collaboration for small lodges in Sydney. Our approach is to centralise expensive marketing functions so our lodges can compete with the big guys in accommodation through SEO, PPC and distribution. The brand and website are both new, but have already have a loyalty program and social media content.

  6. I’d like to nominate two websites in the “Best Travel Destination Website” category.

    For the first nomination, I think the best of Australia’s eight official state/territory destination websites is:

    http://www.travelnt.com (Northern Territory – official)

    And the second nomination is for a destination website that I’m involved with:

    http://www.travelvictoria.com.au (Victoria – not official)

  7. I would like to please nominate the following Australian owned and operated websites. I would like to nominate BestFlights.com.au for Best Travel Agent.

    * Air fares can be purchased either online or over the phone from anywhere to anywhere in the world.
    * The only agency to feature the ability for users to search, compare and book over 60 global low cost carriers.
    * Exclusive built unique travel products such as “2 Centre Package Holidays”.

    Additionally I would like to nominate Bestcoachtours.com.au and BestAdventures.com.au for Niche Web Site, as both sites provide users the unique ability to:

    * Search over 4,500 global coach and adventure itineraries from some of the largest tour companies in the world, in an easy to use coach tour search engine.
    * Browse complete itinerary breakdown, inclusions, guaranteed availability and maps of the trip.

  8. I would like to nominate http://www.railplus.com.au

    For “Best Niche Website” and/or “Best Tour Operator Wholesaler website”

    * The first Australian based company to provide live rail inventory via a connection to the Euronet (the equivalent of a GDS for rail), making booking point to point rail, as easy as booking a Sydney – Melbourne air sector
    * Read customer reviews
    * Recently completely re-designed

  9. Hi Martin,
    Thanks for the opportunity to make a nomination for the TRAVELtech Web Awards. I would like to nominate http://www.holidayz.com.au for the Travel Destination Website category.

    Holidayz is a fully Australian owned company. The website was designed and developed and is operated in Australia.

    The Holidayz website integrates all types of accommodation, activities, restaurants and cafes which are interactively mapped. It is user friendly, and has powerful searching capabilities, enabling users to find exactly what they want. We actively participate in social media and our users can interact directly with the website.

  10. Hi Martin,

    I’d like to nominate http://www.tourradar.com – the ad network for tours in the category of Best Niche Website.

    TourRadar is an ad network for tours with a goal to make every tour in the world discoverable. Why? Because in 2003 the Founders realised it wasn’t possible and over the next 7 years they also found that Tour Operators had no easy way of adding, updating and tracking all of their tours into one place or no easy way to advertise all their tours on a fixed pay-per-click basis; traditional Publishers were losing Operators (advertisers) to online advertising models; successful online travel communities were struggling to monetize their web traffic; Travel Agents were unable to quickly and easily find tours that matched their client’s criteria; and DMOs were spending a considerable amount of their wafer thin budgets on web development instead of marketing. TourRadar, with more than 4,000 tours worldwide, solves all these issues and more…

    Our business model successfully allows us to partner, but never compete, with all the key parties in the worldwide Tour Industry.

  11. Travel Website: Plan Book Travel
    Website URL: http://www.planbooktravel.com.au
    Category: Best Travel Destination Website

    PlanBookTravel have a fast, clean, informative site that is very easy to use. The search function is intellgent and returns exactly what you are looking for. Their Online Content Made Easy Program that is currently underway which show initiative and leadership in the online tourism industry.

  12. Travel Website: Jasons Travel
    Website URL: http://www.jasons.com/Australia
    Category: Best Travel Destination Website

    Really wholesome and user friendly site. It’s in the upper echelon stylistically as the content is very well set-out and is appealing to the online readership.

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