Travelocity.com[NASDAQ: TVLY] has been named a 2000 Web Business 50/50 Award winner. Sponsored by CIO magazine, this award program recognizes innovative Web initiatives by organizations around the world. The July 1 issue of CIO honors the top 50 Internet and top 50 intranet sites that demonstrate a keen ability to blend technology and design of their Web site with the needs of their target audience. According to Megan Santosus, CIO Senior Editor, “It is clear from this year’s winners the Internet is no longer an experiment. With dedicated staff, financial resources and executive talent, winners are sending a loud message: The Internet, as an important business medium, is here to stay.”
A panel of nineteen CIO magazine editors, writers, art designers and Web development experts reviewed more than 500 nominated Internet sites. A panel of judges reviewed over 200 nominated intranet sites using highly descriptive applications that detailed the functional importance of the site. The judges evaluated hundreds of sites, recognizing the best in their medium and selecting sites that achieved their stated goals.
Travelocity.com is redefining the travel industry and online retailing by introducing industry-first and technology-driven features designed to provide members with all the tools necessary to plan and book travel on the Internet. “We are honored to be recognized by CIO magazine in this line-up of organizational excellence,” said Terrell B. Jones, president and chief executive officer of Travelocity.com. “For Travelocity.com, this award confirms our business direction and leadership position in driving the future of global e-commerce.”
Technology and the Web are not only vital components of any organization’s success, they are also more important than ever in the new millennium. As the Web becomes more advanced, a compelling online presence is needed to remain competitive and to retain and attract users. CIO honors the 100 sites that exemplify ground breaking business models and set the benchmarks for others to take notice and follow. Complete coverage of the 2000 Web Business 50/50 Awards is featured in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine and at http://www.cio.com.