Travolution Awards Shortlist 2017

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Best for Cruising

This award will go to the operator, specialist agent or review and information site that best demonstrates its expertise and success in the cruise sector. Judges will be looking for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

Accord Marketing for ROL Cruise

Cruise Critic

Cruise Nation

Cruise.co.uk

Nucleus for P&O Cruises

Planet Cruise

5
Best for Experiences

This award will go to the operator or third party specialist retailer that best demonstrates its expertise and success in the tours and attractions sector. Judges will be looking for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

Attraction Tickets Direct

Big Bus Tours

Cosmos Tours

Hostelworld

TourRadar

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Best for Flying

This award will to the airline or third party specialist that best demonstrates its expertise and success focussing on selling or providing information about flights. Judges will be looking for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

easyJet

momondo

Norwegian Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines

TravelUp

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Best for Holidays

This award will go to the tour operator or travel agent website that best demonstrates its expertise and success in multi-component holiday retailing whether traditional packages or more flexible dynamic packaging. We’re looking for innovation and ingenuity in how consumers are inspired to search and book their perfect trip.

Audley Travel

Contiki

HolidayPirates

Iglu Ski

loveholidays

On the Beach

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Best for Staying

This award will go to the hotel operator, third party specialist, holiday rental or review site that best demonstrates its expertise and success in the hospitality sector. Judges will be looking for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

Hostelworld - My Trips

Hostelworld - Speak the World

HotelTonight

Yotel

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Best Meta Search Website

This award will be given to a meta search website that has achieved the greatest impact in its market during the entry period. This can be based on improved design features, an increase in traffic, new channels or partnerships, or the introduction of innovative tools and functionality.

Cheapflights

kiwi.com

momondo

Skyscanner

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Best On the Road

This award will go to the taxi, car hire or transfer operator, aggregator or booking app that best demonstrates its expertise and success in the ground transport sector. Judges will be looking for the website or mobile app that stands out from the crowd in its approach and excels in providing the customer with exactly what they want.

Affordable Car Hire

Blacklane

minicabit

Rhinocarhire.com

SYZYGY

Zest Car Rental

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Best Technological Innovation

This award will be given to a technology provider and/or travel organisation considered to have developed the most innovative software or hardware product for the travel sector. The winning innovation is likely to be new but has gone through proof of concept and is being used in a live or pilot environment.

Cheapflights - Drag, Drop & Go

Inspiretec

Lola Tech

Luxtripper

Travel Technology Systems

Zen3

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Best Technology Product

This award will be given to an individual technology product which is considered to have made the biggest impact in the market. This winning product in this category is likely to be already established in the sector but has seen particular growth or impact during the entry period. It could be a traditional software solution, selling/tour operator platform, Software as a Service or plug-in feature or application.

CodeGen

Duetto

Inspiretec

OTA Insight

SiteMinder

Travel Technology Systems

Zolv - Full Picture

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Best Technology Provider

This award will be given to the travel technology provider which is considered to have progressed most in its field in the entry period. This might be a huge legacy multinational which has modernised its offering or small niche supplier which have seen success introducing a new or innovative concept. This category is open to companies of all sizes whether providers of traditional software products, selling/tour operator platforms or Software as a Service or plug-in features and applications.

CodeGen

Inspiretec

Intilery

Tigerbay

Travelport

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Best Trade Supplier

This award will be given to the business-to-business supplier that has done most through technology to enhance its offering, connectivity and access to product for third parties during the entry period. This might be improved design features, an increase in traffic, new channels or partnerships, or the introduction of innovative tools, white-label interfaces, applications and functionality.

Affordable Car Hire

Cosmos Tours

Holiday Taxis

Monarch Holidays

RentalsCombined.net

SiteMinder

Travellanda

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Best Travel Agent Website

This award will be given to the travel agent website that has achieved the greatest impact in its market. This can be based on improved design features, an increase in traffic, new channels or partnerships, or the introduction of innovative tools and functionality.

Avis Budget Group

CRUISE.co.uk

Iglu Ski

loveholidays

Luxtripper

On the Beach

Travel Republic

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Best Travel Blog

This award is to mark the growing influence and effectiveness of the travel blogging community to not only inspire travellers to think about and plan their travel experiences but to actually go on to make the booking. We’re looking for passion, enthusiasm and an engaging and captivating style for presenting content, both written and visual.

Blue Bay Travel

Contiki

CRUISE.co.uk

HolidayPirates

icelolly.com

Luxtripper

TourRadar

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Best Travel Deals Publisher

We’re looking for travel’s stand-out third-party marketing platform regardless of what specific discipline it operates in. Flash sales, database and email marketing, call generation, social networks, closed user group sale sites are all heavily used by travel firms seeking high quality leads, along with the dominant search engines. So which is the most effective and offers the best value for money?

Bidroom.com

Cheapflights

HolidayPirates

icelolly.com

Secret Escapes

Travelzoo

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Best Use of Content Marketing

This award seeks to honour travel firms which put good quality content at the heart of their strategy to inspire customers at the early stages of their buying journey. We’re looking for original and creative use of written and visual content whether professionally produced or user-generated or both. Particular notice will be taken of advances and innovations made within the last 12 months.

Blue Bay Travel

Cheapflights - Spin the Globe

Cheapflights.ca - #ExportYourself

Cruise Nation

CRUISE.co.uk

Expedia Media Solutions

Melt Content

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Best Use of Data

This award will be given to the travel company judged to have used modern technology to make the most intelligent and successful use of data in its business to tailor its message to its target market. Judges will be looking for innovative techniques in both the collation and analysis of data and for success in exploiting the insights it offers. Particular notice will be taken of advances and innovations made within the last 12 months.

Criteo

Luxtripper

On the Beach

Thomas Cook Airlines

Virgin Holidays

Zen3

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Best Use of Mobile

This award will be given to a technology provider and/or travel organisation which has developed a mobile service during the entry period. We’ll be looking for entries that show innovation in this fast-developing and increasingly crucial channel and that demonstrate successful execution of a pre-defined, strategic approach to mobile.

Big Bus Tours

Cheapflights - Cheapflights Chat

Hostelworld

HotelTonight

On the Beach

Travelport Digital

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Best Use of Search Engine Marketing

This award will be given to a digital marketing agency and/or travel organisation which has excelled with SEM techniques. Particular notice will be taken of advances and innovations made within the last 12 months.

loveholidays

Oban International

On the Beach

SEO Travel

SYZYGY

TourRadar

Travelzoo

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Best Use of Social Media

This award will be given to a digital marketing agency and/or travel organisation which has excelled using social media channels. Particular notice will be taken of advances and innovations made within the last 12 months.

Cheapflights - Cheapflights Chat

eight&four

HolidayPirates

Luxtripper

momondo

TrustedHousesitters

Virgin Holidays

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Best Website User Experience

This award will be given for the best example of outstanding web experience incorporating design and functionality developed to address customer requirements. Judges will be looking for a combination of outstanding aesthetics and usability. Particular notice will be taken of advances and innovations made within the last 12 months.

Audley Travel

Celebrity Cruises

Contiki

Cosmos Tours

Eurostar

loveholidays

On the Beach

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Rising Brand of the Year

The Rising Brand of the Year award will be chosen by the judging panel, in association with the advisory board of Travolution, and will be announced on the evening of the Travolution Awards.

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Rising Star
The Rising Star award will be chosen by the judging panel, in association with the advisory board of Travolution, and will be announced on the evening of the Travolution Awards.
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Start up of the Year

The Start Up of the Year award will be chosen by the judging panel, in association with the advisory board of Travolution, and will be announced on the evening of the Travolution Awards.

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Technology Team of the Year

This award will honour the people behind the technology recognising outstanding examples of technology teams in travel and their work over the last 12 months. It could be an in-house team or an agency, but entrants will demonstrate the ability to use their technological know-how and expertise to solve key issues for their clients or parent company and deliver ROI.

DataArt

Inspiretec

intuitive

On the Beach

Open Destinations

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Travolution Achievement Award

The Travolution Achievement Award will be chosen by the judging panel, in association with the advisory board of Travolution, and will be announced on the evening of the Travolution Awards.

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Travolution Brand of the Year

The Travolution Brand of the Year award will be chosen by the judging panel, in association with the advisory board of Travolution, and will be announced on the evening of the Travolution Awards.