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Galveston.com Captures "Best Regional Website" Title from WebAward

[ September 16, 2009 - Hartford, CT ] - Galveston.com & Company, creators of the official tourism website of Galveston Island, today announced that it received a prestigious Best Regional Website award from the Web Marketing Association.

More than 2,000 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. Out of a possible 70 points, Galveston.com received an impressive 65.5.

Comments from judges included:

  • "Great site - lots of content, well designed, nice use of technology "
  • "Great site, lots of info, well laid out. Good use of video."
  • "Cheerful colors, convenient menu navigation, clearly described links,expansive use of available technology, it's the best site overall I've reviewed so far. Nice Job!"

"Recognizing the best website in each industry is an important way to establish the ever changing standard of excellence in website development," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Each year the WebAwards receives amazing entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality. As the Internet evolves, so does the state of website development and winning a WebAward is a great way to demonstrate the effectiveness of your Web development efforts."

The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today. The WebAwards' competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, web site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

"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 as destinations such as Atlantic City is truly an accomplishment to be proud of. "

About WedAward...

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.

The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition.  Now in its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

About Galveston.com & Company...

Galveston.com & Company, Inc.is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext module. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company at via phone (409)763-8676 or email at websites@galveston.com.

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