Gordon’s Guide wins web award

Gordon’s Guide, the publisher of adventure and active travel, has been recognised by W3 Awards for its innovative web site.
  The W3 Awards competition is a highly-respected, worldwide contest that
honors Web sites embodying a high standard of excellence. Each year,
winners are selected by the International Academy of the Visual Arts
(IAVA), top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media,
interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA evaluates Web sites on
the following criteria: creativity, usability, navigation, functionality,
visual design, and ease-of-use.
  Launched nearly 10 years ago, GordonsGuide.com is the largest Web site on adventure and
active travel with 10,000 trips to 3,000 destinations in 126 countries. The
site represents more than 1,200 vacation providers across 79 categories—
the widest range of adventure and active travel options on the Internet.
  Categories include Archeological Tours, Ecotourism, Culinary Vacations,
Safaris, Dude Ranches, Heli-Skiing, Houseboat Rentals, Surfing Camps,
Whitewater Rafting and four and five-star resorts and unique retreats
worldwide. For those that want special interest travel, there are
categories like Family Camps, Women’s Travel, Storm Chasing, Sports and
Fitness Camps, Fantasy Camps and Racing Schools, to name some of the 79
unique categories.
  “We are honored to be recognized as an outstanding Travel Web site,”
said Timothy E. Gordon, founder and CEO. “We have worked hard to create an
easy-to-use, information-rich Web site for travelers to research, plan and
book their vacations. The recognition from the W3 Awards and the
International Academy of the Visual Arts validates our efforts to create a
great user experience for consumers looking for adventure and active
  The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the Web and recognizes the
creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, marketing
programs, and video created for the Internet. This year the W3 Awards
received more than 2,700 entries from Ad Agencies, Public Relations Firms,
Interactive Agencies, In-house creative professionals, Web Designers and
Graphic Designers representing companies such as Gucci, BBC, Maserati,
Reebok, Nike, and Abercrombie and Fitch, and Royal Caribbean, to name a