Cruise Connections
Cruise Connections

Prestigious 2012 Travelzoo Award Winner

Best Overall Provider of Vacation and Cruise Packages in Canada


Travelzoo 2012 Award WinnerLast week, Cruise Connections was honored to be chosen as Travelzoo's 2012 Best Overall Provider of Vacation and Cruise Packages in Canada.


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.”


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.


2012 Tzoo Winners & Award Categories:


Best Overall Provider of Vacation and Cruise Packages – Canada - Cruise Connections, Inc.

Best Overall Provider of Airfare – Canada - Porter Airlines, Inc.

Best Overall Provider of Hotels – Canada - The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Best Overall Provider of Entertainment Experiences – Canada - Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment


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.