WORLDHOTELS, one of the world’s leading sales, marketing and distribution companies for independent hotels and regional hotel groups, today announced that it has earned the “Standard of Excellence” award in the Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards, the premier International Web Site Award program.
WORLDHOTELS’ Web site, www.worldhotels.com, was judged on its ease of use, design and technical capability. The 2005 awards judged over 2,100 participants from 33 countries and identified the best site in 85 individual categories.
Nicole Bernthaler, chief marketing officer, WORLDHOTELS, said, “The award reflects our hard work over the past year to increase our e-commerce activities and Web presence. Our site is designed to be easily navigated and user friendly, and makes information searching and booking a quick and seamless process. E-commerce is one of our key growth areas for the coming year, so we are delighted that our recent efforts have been recognized.”
In addition to an end-consumer Web site which focuses on business and leisure travellers alike, the WORLDHOTELS’ site also includes dedicated portals for travel agents and event planners. WORLDHOTELS.beconnected provides travel agents with useful information on the company’s global portfolio and range of services, featuring special discounted travel agent rates and promotions. WORLDHOTELS.events is an easy-to-use, seamless group and meeting planning tool, giving access to meeting venues in WORLDHOTELS’ properties around the globe.
The WebAwards, now in its ninth year, is dedicated to raising the standards of company Web sites across the world.
.WORLDHOTELS is one of the world’s leading hotel sales, marketing and distribution organizations, providing services for more than 35 years to 500 member properties in 70 countries worldwide. The corporation supports its members through a global marketing and sales team, located in 34 locations across all major regions of the world. The WORLDHOTELS tag line “Inviting Choices” highlights a variety of choices for all target groups. For business and leisure travelers, an extensive portfolio that is able to accommodate individual tastes, needs and budget through its three distinct collections – Deluxe, First Class and Comfort Collection. For members, an extensive range of sales, marketing, distribution and related services, and for bookers, a choice of excellent rates, programs and booking methods. For more information or to make reservations, visit online at www.worldhotels.com or call toll free at 1-800-223-5652 in the U.S. and Canada