WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclaycard US, one of the fastest-growing top-10 credit card issuers and online banks in the nation, announced today that the Barclaycard Travel Community has been selected as a 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award winner. Based on a standard of excellence, Barclaycard was honored in the best online travel services category for its platform offering valuable resources and tangible rewards to community members.
"At Barclaycard, we're dedicated to creating innovative and new customer experiences for our cardmembers. With the Barclaycard Travel Community, we've built a customer-centric online resource that connects like-minded travelers from all over the U.S.," said Jennifer Hitchens, vice president, digital community of Barclaycard. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award as we strive to provide customer experiences that enhance member support and generate engagement."
The Barclaycard Travel Community is an online resource where members share their travel stories and first-hand, insider experiences. These members are comprised of travel enthusiasts and cardmembers of the travel rewards credit cards, Barclaycard Arrival™ and Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®. From completing a profile to writing travel stories, members can earn rewards and miles for participating in the community. With over 140,000 travel stories posted in the Travel Community, members have access to an array of content to explore including reviews, travel guides and destination recommendations.
"This year's winners represent the most talented and creative people in not just the travel industry but of any industry," said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. "They continue to raise the bar, to inspire travel and to enhance the travel experience. Their work leaves a lasting impression on our expert judges and readers."
With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Awards are judged by a panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. Other notable companies selected as winners this year include Expedia TAAP, IHG and CheapAir.com.
About Barclaycard US
Barclaycard is part of Barclays, a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank that moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US is one of the fastest-growing top-10 credit card issuers in the nation. The company creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The business also issues its own Barclaycard branded credit cards and offers personal loans, high-yield online savings accounts and CDs. For more information on Barclaycard, please visit BarclaycardUS.com.
About Travel Weekly
Through its portfolio of digital and print products and face-to-face events, Travel Weekly is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.
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