Winners Announced for the 2012 Travelzoo Awards

Nov 15, 2012, 10:04 ET from Travelzoo

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced the winners of the 2012 Travelzoo Awards. Also known as the "Tzoos," the Travelzoo Awards honor the companies behind the world's best travel, entertainment and local deals. This year's finalists and winners were celebrated at the sixth annual Travelzoo Awards cocktail party last night at The Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"Travelzoo Award winners consistently go above and beyond to provide our users with outstanding deals week after week," said Shirley Tafoya, president for Travelzoo North America. "At Travelzoo, our mission is to inspire our users to get out and see the world. This would not be possible without the great deals that help our users afford these outstanding vacations and experiences. We're thrilled to honor all of our finalists and winners at this year's cocktail party in Scottsdale."

The 2012 Travelzoo Award winners are:

Travelzoo Award Category

2012 Winner

Leading Provider of Domestic Airfare

Virgin America

Leading Provider of International Airfare

British Airways

Leading Provider of Hotels Deals – East

The Fairmont Southampton and

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Leading Provider of Hotels Deals – West

Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach

Outstanding Hotel Deals by a Hotel Chain, Brand or

Management Group

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Best Overall Provider of Vacation Package Deals to a

Warm Weather Destination

Lion World Tours

Best Overall Provider of Vacation Package Deals to

Europe or Asia


Most Outstanding Provider of Cruise Deals by an


CruCon Cruise Outlet

Best Overall Provider of Cruise Deal by a Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Most Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Deals to a


Curacao Tourist Bureau

Best Overall Provider of Airfare – Canada

Porter Airlines, Inc.

Best Overall Provider of Hotels – Canada

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Best Overall Provider of Vacation and Cruise Packages

– Canada

Cruise Connections, Inc.

Best Overall Provider of Entertainment Experiences – Canada

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Best Overall Provider of Entertainment Experiences

Cirque du Soleil

Best Overall Provider of Spa Experiences

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Best Overall Provider of Restaurant Experiences

Nobu Dallas

Best Overall Provider of Other Local Experiences

The Calvisius Caviar Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel New York


To determine the Travelzoo Awards finalists and winners of 2012, Travelzoo Deal Experts evaluated more than 80,000 deals published in North America on the following five-point scale:

  1. Quality: Travelzoo Deal Experts regularly consult with more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local deal companies around the world to uncover the best offers. Deals provided by the finalist companies offered outstanding value based on market research and are considered the "best of the best."
  2. Reliability: The Travelzoo Test Booking Center® manually verifies availability, accuracy of information and ease of booking for each deal published.  The deals provided by finalist companies exceeded all requirements of the testing process.
  3. Consistency: Finalist companies consistently featured outstanding deals week after week for Travelzoo subscribers.
  4.  Competitiveness: Deals provided by finalist companies surpassed competitors when comparing overall value and offer details.
  5. Appeal: Finalist companies consistently achieved between 4.5 and 6 (on a 6-point scale) in the user HOT deal ratings collected by Travelzoo.

To view the finalists and winners of the 2012 Travelzoo Awards, please visit

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 25 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value.  In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

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