2009 has been a good awards season for Viator, knock on wood. Our blog has been nominated (and won!) a handful of awards. And yesterday we learned that Viator.com has been nominated by TRAVELtech as one of Australia’s Top 25 travel websites.
What, you didn’t know we spoke Australian?
Well we do, mate. Don’t believe me? Then enjoy this stroll-down-memory lane with a 2007 post about not chucking a spaz.
I digress. What the award means is, Viator has a strong presence in the Australian travel industry and has been acknowledged as a leader in the Australia travel space along with companies such as Webjet, Virgin Blue, Lonely Planet and others. (In case you didn’t know, we have offices in Sydney, San Francisco, London and Las Vegas).
What can you do to help? Thanks for asking. You can go vote for us right now! The voting closes on August 24, so you only have a week to vote. Have you voted yet? No? Well now, let’s remedy that – go vote right now! Thanks.
In case you were wondering, here are the criteria for nominations. We’re very honored to have been selected as one of the Top 25, we feel very proud and humbled.
- Innovation (is the site, at the very least, moving with the times and wherever appropriate utilising things like social media and maps to interact and engage with their audience)
- Design and Usability (does it looks good, is the theme carried throughout the site, can it be easily navigated, is there always a logical click pathway)
- Meeting the Brief (Does this site achieve what it sets out to do, how well does it serve the target market – does it have a target market)
- Speed and Build (Do things happen quickly with no waiting around for images or information to download, does the site feel robust, well-built)
- Content (Does the site have good content, it is well laid and authoritative, are images used well both to inspire and educate, is there too little/too much)