The Webby Awards has recognized Hostelworld.com as Webby Worthy, a distinction made for the first time this year to recognize sites exhibiting remarkable achievement.
Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of The Webby Awards. “Hostelworld.com’s Webby Worthy selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“This award is a testament to the efforts of all at Hostelworld.com to make the site the best it can be and to ensure that we are the number one resource for backpackers and independent travelers around the globe,” said Niamh Ni Mhir, Director of Marketing at Hostelworld.com.