WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the Barclays Travel Community, consisting of more than 170,000 members, has been selected as a winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award, earning Silver recognition. Barclays US Consumer Bank, one of the nation's fastest growing top 10 credit card issuers and online banks, facilitates the online platform offering valuable resources and tangible rewards to community members.
"We're thrilled to be recognized for the second year in a row as a Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner for Online Travel Services. At Barclays, we place our customers at the center of all we do and we're dedicated to creating innovative and new customer experiences for our cardmembers. With the Barclays Travel Community, we've built a customer-centric online resource that connects like-minded travelers from all over the U.S.," said Jen Hitchens, Vice President, Digital Community.
The Barclays Travel Community allows everyone from travel experts to everyday travelers to interact online and share their first-hand travel stories and insider experiences. The community is comprised of Barclays Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard® cardmembers, an award-winning travel rewards credit card, as well as consumers generally interested in travel. By writing about their travel adventures, sharing photos, and participating in surveys and polls, members can earn rewards and miles for participating in the community. As a leading online resource, the Community is dedicated to helping travelers discover their next adventure.
"Barclays Travel Community continues to forge deeper relationships with Barclaycard Arrival cardmembers while also strengthening the connection among community members," said Genea Delaware, Barclays Travel Community Manager.
"Magellan winners are those in the industry who communicate travel's promise through words, images and design, in ways that ring true and stand out," said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. "They create the environments and craft the messages that spark travelers' imaginations."
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, National Geographic and CheapAir.com.
About Barclays US Consumer Bank
Barclays, a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank that moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., the US Consumer Bank 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 Barclays branded credit cards and offers high-yield online savings accounts and CDs. For more information on Barclays please visit BarclaysUS.com.
About Travel Weekly
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