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Galveston.com Wins Two Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

[September 2, 2008] Secaucus, NJ - The winners of The 2008 Magellan Awards have been announced by Travel Weekly today.  With entries from across the US and around the world, the Magellan Awards is the premier awards program honoring the best in the travel industry.  Please visit Travel Weekly Magellan Awardswww.travelweeklyawards.com to view this year's award winners.

"This year's Magellan Award Winners represent the best in travel from design, to marketing, to services", noted Arnie Weismann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly.  He added, "On behalf of Travel Weekly, we are proud to honor this year's winners and are excited to recognize the people who are at the forefront of the travel industry."

Galveston.com, the offficial tourism website of Galveston Island, Texas, captured two silver statuettes this year in the United States/Canada Overall Destinations: City and Destination Marketing: Website categories, following gold city winner Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry. From design to marketing to services, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

Honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan is the award to win if you are in the business of travel.

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry.   In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.  

Winners will be featured in an issue of Travel Weekly in September that will include a section dedicated to this year’s winners. Winners will also receive a custom produced statuette made by the same company that produces the Oscar® and Emmy® awards.

Visit www.travelweeklyawards.com/awards/judging/ for more information on judging.

"All of us at Galveston.com & Company are thrilled to be honored with this win," said Jim Cordell, Vice-President . "I think to be mentioned in the same paragraph marketing-wise with Las Vegas is a designation we at Galveston.com find truly humbling. We greatly appreciate this recognition by such a reputable organization as Travel Weekly."

Please visit www.travelweeklyawards.com for more information.

About Travel Weekly...

Travel Weekly and TravelWeekly.com are the most influential B2B news resources for the travel industry. Via a multimedia portfolio of products, Travel Weekly and TravelWeekly.com deliver all the late-breaking news, analysis and research that travel professionals need to succeed.

In a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace, Travel Weekly and TravelWeekly.com provide travel professionals with a necessary global perspective through in-depth coverage of every business sector, including airline, car rental, cruise, destination, hotel and tour operator as well as technology, economic and governmental issues. Through its leadership events and key industry alliances, Travel Weekly extends its position as the most influential business publication in the industry.

About Galveston.com & Company...

Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. Additional website ventures by Galveston.com & Company include Galveston.org, GalvestonCruises.com, HoustonAreaHotels.com, and Kemah.com. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transfer reservations via its proprietary DestinationNextTM reservation module. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company at via phone (409)763-8676 or email at websites@galveston.com.

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