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May 08, 2013 11:00 ET

Hipmunk Named Best Travel Website by the 17th Annual Webby Awards

Travel Site Also a Nominee in User Experience Category Honoring the Best of Web

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) -   Hipmunk, the fastest, easiest travel site, announced today that it's been named the Best Travel Website by the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hipmunk was also nominated in the Best User Experience category, selected by the Webby Awards panel of web industry experts.

Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to search and compare thousands of flights and hotels online or through its mobile app. Its unique display makes it easy to visually compare results and allows users to choose the best flight and hotel options for them.

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects the Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.

"Hipmunk has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

"Since Hipmunk was founded, it's always been our goal to create a easy to use website where anyone can plan the best trip," said Adam Goldstein, Hipmunk CEO. "This award shows how far we've made it in the 3 shorts years since we started in my living room."

Hipmunk will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of the Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. The show will be hosted by critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, fans can watch the show in HD at watch.webbyawards.com. A full list of both the Webby Awards and People's Voice Winners can be found at winners.webbyawards.com.

ABOUT HIPMUNK
Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to search for flights and hotels. The site and mobile apps save you time by comparing top travel sites so you don't have to. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose what's best for you. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, bringing in more travel options from commercial flights to trains to charter flights and more accommodations from large hotels to home and apartment rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway.

ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, this year's Webbys received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of the Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Twitter, Vitamin T, Quantcast, MailChimp, Yext, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and Media.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Sarah Vreugdenhil
    H3O Communications
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    (415) 882-8825

    Jacqueline Tanzella
    Hipmunk
    Email Contact
    (415) 794-1118