Expedia Announces the 2010 Insiders' Select Awards for India

On June 30, 2010 at 05:58 AM

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New Delhi, June 30th, 2010: Expedia, the world's leading online travel agency, announced the 2010 Insiders' Select® results, an annual ranking of the world's best hotels for quality and value as determined mostly by traveler reviews. The results were announced by Mr. Daniel Lynn, Vice President and Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific, during his recent visit to India.

Insidersselectawards.jpg The 2010 Insiders' Select list reflects a remarkable cross-section of properties in different regions, representing various accommodation types and star rating categories. The feature that each Insiders' Select property has in common is a surpassing commitment to value. The Expedia 2010 Insiders' Select list includes properties in 1,022 cities worldwide.

According to Mr. Daniel Lynn, Vice President and Managing Director, Expedia Asia Pacific,“With the Insider select awards, Expedia seeks to single out the world's best hotels, based on the unbiased opinion of travelers across the world.” He continued to add, “Even while travel emerges as the largest eCommerce categories for India, Indian consumers are quite diffident about making hotel bookings without peer endorsements. Hence while we already offer our consumers with the largest and most extensive inventory of over 120,000 hotels across the world to choose from, the Insider’s Select Awards further helps our consumers to make an informed decision, keeping in mind key facets like customer service, amenities and competitive pricing.”

The top 20 Expedia Insiders' Select properties in India are:

 

The top 20 Expedia Insiders' Select properties worldwide are:

  • Galaxy Iraklio Hotel - Crete Island, Greece
  • Hide Away Guest House - Garden Route, South Africa
  • Drury Inn Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Al Manshar Rotana Hotel – Kuwait
  • Conrad Bali – Bali, Indonesia
  • Staybridge Suites Minneapolis-Bloomington – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Hotel De La Cite - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambridge Suites Sydney - Cape Breton Island, Canada
  • The Westin Chosun Pusan – Haeundae, South Korea
  • The Chester Grosvenor And Spa
  • Sunrise Beach Resort Nha Trang
  • Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique
  • Chateau Beauvallon
  • The Hazelton Hotel Toronto
  • EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
  • The Wort Hotel
  • Point Grace
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
  • Mill Park Hotel

 

Launched in 2007, the Insiders' Select program ranks the top hotels from among the more than 120,000 properties offered on Expedia® sites internationally. The awards are compiled using a mathematical formula that weighs three factors:

  • More than one million traveler opinions from reviews submitted by Expedia customers after completing a stay at a hotel booked on Expedia sites; Traveler reviews are the most influential factor in the formula.
  • A value rating that compares each property's average daily rates to similar properties to assess the relative value the hotel offers, making it easy for busy travelers to identify hotels that deliver an excellent experience at a comparatively good value; and
  • The expertise of more than 400 Expedia market managers located in cities across the globe, who work hand in hand with Expedia's hotel partners to maximize the value they get from Expedia's global online travel marketplace.

For hotels, inclusion on the Insiders' Select list is not only a distinction to be proud of, but is correlated with higher room bookings on Expedia versus properties that are not on the list. In 2009, Insiders' Select hotels received 3.5 times higher gross bookings per hotel than competitive hotels in the same market and star class.

Interesting, the ranking also includes a range of boutique, two-star and three-star properties which have ranked high on customer satisfaction. A complete ranking of all hotels from India is included in the press kit for your reference.

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