TravelCLICK bags nine webawards

TravelCLICK has won nine awards for website design excellence in the Web
Marketing Association’s 2007 International WebAward competition. The
premier award event for website developers worldwide, the WebAward
competition sets the standard of excellence for website design and
marketing on the Internet.
  More than 2,400 sites from 40 countries were entered in this year’s
competition. Entries were judged based on design, innovation, content,
interactivity, ease of use, navigation, and use of technology.
  “We are extremely proud to accept these awards on behalf of the
TravelCLICK team and our clients, who recognize that the Internet is
driving nearly half of hotel bookings today,” says Shane Ettestad, Vice
President of Product Management, Internet Marketing Solutions. “Providing a
compelling, interactive website that captures attention, converts shoppers,
and enables consumers to up sell themselves by illustrating the value of
enhanced amenities is the foundation of a hotel’s complete Internet
marketing strategy.”
  The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet
professionals representing the various relevant disciplines of website
development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives,
site designers, corporate marketing executives, content providers, and
Webmasters. The Web Marketing Association is an independent organization
founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing excellence on the
World-Wide Web.
  “Such a strong showing in their first year of the competition is a
significant accomplishment for TravelCLICK,” said William Rice, President
of the Web Marketing Association. “They have certainly proved themselves as
a major player in website design for the hotel industry.”
  TravelCLICK’s complete hotel Internet marketing solutions include
design, content management, search engine optimization, pay per click
marketing, email marketing, and linking strategies that increase online
bookings and overall hotel profitability. Together with the award winning
iStay web booking engine, these solutions provide the absolute highest
converting platform of consumers to bookers, and more importantly help
hotels leverage competitive revenue management techniques to maximize the
profitability of every transaction.