Astra Bookings, a leading company under the umbrella of Bawadi Tours, Jordan, and Qtech Software, one of the worlds leading travel technology companies won Gold in the Overall Booking Services category at the prestigious 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for the user interface of Astrabookings.com.
The Magellan Awards honour outstanding design, marketing, and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.
“This year’s winners represent the most talented and creative people in not just the travel industry but of any industry.”
“This year’s winners represent the most talented and creative people in not just the travel industry but of any industry” ,said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “They continue to raise the bar, to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience. Their work leaves a lasting impression on our expert judges and readers.”
The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead, they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly.
Speaking on the win, Firas Abu Taa, Astra Bookings said, “The win is an achievement for us and corroborates our vision to provide our agents with a booking experience that is engaging, intuitive and seamless across devices. This is a core value of our organisation and we are pleased to have it reflect so accurately on the design.”
Franz Dias, Qtech said, “It was a delight working with the team at Astra Bookings to bring out the best of design and engineering on this interface. The insights that the team shared were invaluable to the usability and design process and we are humbled to have it recognised by Travel Weekly.”