World Travel Awards - Winners Special: Travelocity

Following the success of the World Travel Awards
2003, Internet Travel News brings you a winners-week special edition, complete with live photography and post-show interviews.
Today we speak to Tedd Evers, Director, Caribbean & Europe Partner Marketing, Travelocity - “World’s Leading Travel Internet Site”.Click here To see a complete list of travel technology winners.

1. What does a World Travel Award mean to you?

It tells me that what we’re doing at Travelocity is resonating throughout the industry and that we have to stay motivated moving forward if we want to continue receiving such recognition.

2. Where did you put your trophy?

We have are fortunate enough to have a trophy case in the lobby of our Dallas office - I’m sure this award will end up sharing space there with our previous ones.

3. How important are awards in our industry?

Again, recognition from industry peers is a sign of success, but in our space there is no time for resting on laurels. Otherwise, you might not even be invited to next year’s awards show.

4. How did you achieve the ‘world’s best’ in technology this year?

It’s a testament to the teams we have in place throughout the company. They put in the long hours to make sure our technology is always serving the needs of our customers and is always looking for new ways to serve them even better. They’re an amazing group.

5. How will you ensure you maintain your high standards in the coming year?

We know that if we don’t our competitors will react accordingly and we can’t afford to let that happen - not just from a “winning awards” standpoint, but from an overall business perspective as well

Tomorrow we will feature an exclusive interview with Barbara Helzlsouer, Regional Director NYC, Sabre Holdings, winners of the World’s Leading CRS/GDS System.
The World Travel Awards, division of World Travel Group, will be making their presence felt at this year’s World Travel Market
(WTM), the travel industry’s biggest international business to business event, which will take place on Monday 10th - Thursday 13th November at ExCeL, London.
WTA will Take centre stage at the WTM for the re-enaction of the World Travel Awards ceremony to show the world who triumphed at last month’s award ceremony. WTA will also be hosting 10 internet cafes based at key locations around World Travel Market including the Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and UK areas with broadband wi-fi (wireless) access.
For more information please contact Manon Han: [email protected]