Businessonline and Visa Asian Internet Awards: Walks Away With B2B Award

10th Jul 2001, Asia`s Number One Online Travel Marketplace, has won the `Visa Award For The Best Business-To-Business E-commerce Site` through its ePartner Program in the inaugural BusinessOnline and Visa Asian Internet Awards, a black-tie gala ceremony held in Hong Kong last Friday. was granted this award for its innovative Asian Internet-related achievement, by providing strong current or future financial returns and demonstrating rapid business expansion via a unique business model or strategy. The ePartner Program ( was developed by to create worldwide “super agents” by “linking” its online travel reservations services to any existing Web site and personal home pages without having to build from scratch. It acts as a booking engine solution which powers the travel channels of these portals.
“This award was quite an achievement for us and it shows that Asian companies are, and can be, just as good, if not better, than e-commerce companies globally. I dedicate this award to all the staff of who have strived hard to ensure the success of the program,” says Mr. Alex Kong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of was selected from 300 nominees in 14 Asian countries over seven award categories. It has gone through three rounds of judging, in which each round is based on strict judging criteria and is scrutinized by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the official auditors for the event.
BusinessOnline and Visa Asian Internet Awards play the role to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of talent and expertise on the Internet in Asia. This is the first year of a long-term commitment by BusinessOnline magazine to identify and showcase excellence in business Internet applications and services. The official Web site of the Awards is available at



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