NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TripSavvy announced the winners of the first-ever TripSavvy Editors' Choice Awards, a brand-new travel, restaurant and hotel awards program unlike other awards on the web. Winners were evaluated through both editor-testing and machine-learning with TripSavvy's travel editors making the final call on the selections. The inaugural list of winners represents the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, and celebrates each winner's outstanding service to travelers and the travel industry worldwide.
More than 60,000 businesses across the world were reviewed for the 2018 awards, with only two percent passing TripSavvy's editors' rigorous testing and standards. The heavily-curated winners list, consisting of restaurants, hotels, and tourist destinations worldwide, were chosen for their exceptional service and customer experience. Top winners include Washington, D.C.'s The Willard InterContinental, Chicago's Half Acre Brewing Co., and the Los Angeles Arts District; visit TripSavvy's winner's section to see the full list.
Unique among travel awards, the TripSavvy Editors' Choice Awards takes a two-pronged approach to choose winners. First, our award-winning data team, including six PhD-backed scientists, use machine-learning technology to pinpoint outstanding businesses from data across the web, including reviews across the Internet and audience metrics from TripSavvy. They then match these against TripSavvy's expert content to identify those that outrank competitors in quality, considering elements such as customer service, value and category fit. Finally, a team of seasoned TripSavvy editors and writers scour the results, highlighting the most special, noteworthy, and trustworthy businesses.
"It's easy to waste vacation time trying to figure out where to go next," says Molly Fergus, General Manager of TripSavvy. "TripSavvy wanted to make it easy for our readers, so we coupled our own internal contextual data with insights from real-life travelers and experienced editors. The winners on this list are truly exceptional and should be celebrated, whether on your next trip, or in your own backyard."
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