SideStep bags Newcomer of the Year award

SideStep, the Internet’s leading travel search company, won Newcomer of the Year at last night’s 2007 Travolution Awards.

Seeing off other hot contenders for the award, Kevin Eyres, MD SideStep Europe, said “We are thrilled to be recognized at the inaugural Travolution Awards especially with such strong competition.  As market leader in the US we have been working hard to gain that status in the UK and to receive this award signifies that we are being seen as an innovative and serious player in the market.”

The Travolution Awards judging panel said: “Sidestep has made an immediate impact on the UK travel search market and great things are now expected of it. Its use of cutting edge technology and a superb user interface has ensured others in its sector will watch it closely.”

Kevin May, editor of Travolution, said: “The UK travel industry has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the US meta search companies to see what exactly they will bring to the table. In a short space of time SideStep has shown that the user experience for travel search is being taken the next level.”

Since SideStep launched into the UK in September 2006, UK users have reached over 500,000 unique visitors per month and the company has developed partnerships with companies including OAG, Orange and