SOURCE: Hotels Combined
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 2, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com.au has been awarded Website of the Year at the 2010 TRAVELtech Web Awards, held in Sydney on Tuesday. It also won in the Best Accommodation Website category.
Judging was based on the following criteria — innovation, design and usability, meeting the brief, speed and build, and content.
The TRAVELtech Web Awards form part of the TRAVELtech Conference, Australia’s leading online travel marketing, distribution and technology event, recognising excellence in the online travel environment. The conference is an annual event, where insights and issues around travel and technology are discussed and debated by industry leaders. It is attended by hundreds of delegates, including senior executives from companies such as Google, Qantas, Expedia and Tourism Australia.
HotelsCombined.com.au welcomed the win. Director of Business Development, Yury Glikin, said, “It’s fantastic to be recognised for the unique role we play in the travel industry. We strive to give our users what they are looking for when they come to HotelsCombined.com.au — a simple, easy to use interface, allowing them to quickly find the best hotel deal with no mark-ups or hidden cost.”
In 2005, a brainstorming session to create the ultimate online hotel comparison service led three Sydney business partners to design HotelsCombined.com.au. The innovative website aggregates hotel prices and information from over 30 world class travel websites, hotel chain websites and thousands of individual hotel websites, into a streamlined database of 235,000 properties from 225 countries via a single search engine.
The 24-language site is a free service for customers to use. Today, some 7 million visitors a month use the HotelsCombined.com.au network to find the best hotel deals.
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