NEW YORK, October 2, 2012
CheapOair, a leading online travel agency, today announced that it has been awarded two Silver Magellan Awards by top trade publication, Travel Weekly, and two W3 Awards by The International Academy of Visual Arts. All four awards presented to CheapOair were on behalf of the company’s advancements within the mobile space.
The CheapOair Flight Search app and Mobile Site were each recognized with Silver Magellan Awards in the Online Travel Services category. The CheapOair Flight Search app also received a 2012 W3 Award for Best in Show in the Travel Mobile Applications category and the CheapOair Flight Search iPad app won a separate 2012 W3 Silver Award.
“We are constantly striving to improve CheapOair’s customer service through various updates to our mobile and web platforms, and this year we are thrilled to have our efforts recognized by both Travel Weekly and the International Academy of Visual Arts,” said Ankur Gupta, senior director of mobile solutions at CheapOair. “We have focused a lot on growing our mobile capabilities over the last year and are pleased to see that our apps are providing useful travel tools and services to users.”
The CheapOair Flight Search app is available for free on Android, iPhone and iPad platforms, and a separate Mobile Site that is accessible by anyone with an Internet enabled phone. Both the Flight Search app and Mobile Site allow users to search, select and book flights by price, and offer 24/7 customer support while on the go. The sleek and easy-to-use design of each platform constantly pushes CheapOair to the top of user reviews and award lists, including the recent Communicator Awards.
The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel and salutes outstanding travel professionals. 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, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan is a highly desired award in the overall business of travel.
The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. The W3 is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms.