NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced the winners of the 2012 Travelzoo Awards. Also known as the "Tzoos," the Travelzoo Awards honor the companies behind the world's best travel, entertainment and local deals. This year's finalists and winners were celebrated at the sixth annual Travelzoo Awards cocktail party last night at The Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"Travelzoo Award winners consistently go above and beyond to provide our users with outstanding deals week after week," said Shirley Tafoya, president for Travelzoo North America. "At Travelzoo, our mission is to inspire our users to get out and see the world. This would not be possible without the great deals that help our users afford these outstanding vacations and experiences. We're thrilled to honor all of our finalists and winners at this year's cocktail party in Scottsdale."
The 2012 Travelzoo Award winners are:
Travelzoo Award Category
Leading Provider of Domestic Airfare
Leading Provider of International Airfare
Leading Provider of Hotels Deals – East
The Fairmont Southampton and
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Leading Provider of Hotels Deals – West
Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach
Outstanding Hotel Deals by a Hotel Chain, Brand or
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Best Overall Provider of Vacation Package Deals to a
Warm Weather Destination
Lion World Tours
Best Overall Provider of Vacation Package Deals to
Europe or Asia
Most Outstanding Provider of Cruise Deals by an
CruCon Cruise Outlet
Best Overall Provider of Cruise Deal by a Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Most Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Deals to a
Curacao Tourist Bureau
Best Overall Provider of Airfare – Canada
Porter Airlines, Inc.
Best Overall Provider of Hotels – Canada
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Best Overall Provider of Vacation and Cruise Packages
Cruise Connections, Inc.
Best Overall Provider of Entertainment Experiences – Canada
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Best Overall Provider of Entertainment Experiences
Cirque du Soleil
Best Overall Provider of Spa Experiences
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Best Overall Provider of Restaurant Experiences
Best Overall Provider of Other Local Experiences
The Calvisius Caviar Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel New York
To determine the Travelzoo Awards finalists and winners of 2012, Travelzoo Deal Experts evaluated more than 80,000 deals published in North America on the following five-point scale:
- Quality: Travelzoo Deal Experts regularly consult with more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local deal companies around the world to uncover the best offers. Deals provided by the finalist companies offered outstanding value based on market research and are considered the "best of the best."
- Reliability: The Travelzoo Test Booking Center® manually verifies availability, accuracy of information and ease of booking for each deal published. The deals provided by finalist companies exceeded all requirements of the testing process.
- Consistency: Finalist companies consistently featured outstanding deals week after week for Travelzoo subscribers.
- Competitiveness: Deals provided by finalist companies surpassed competitors when comparing overall value and offer details.
- Appeal: Finalist companies consistently achieved between 4.5 and 6 (on a 6-point scale) in the user HOT deal ratings collected by Travelzoo.
To view the finalists and winners of the 2012 Travelzoo Awards, please visit www.travelzoo.com/tzoos.
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 25 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.
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