There are a staggering amount of people working tirelessly to provide quality travel literature and resources for free online. As a premier travel company and as self-professed globetrotters ourselves, the team at Iglu love any kind of travel writing which inspires us to great heights, and applauds the efforts of the countless bloggers and webmasters out there who supply it.
The millions who provide this invaluable service often work thanklessly, too; we’re proud to announce the first ever IgluCruise Awards in an attempt to redress the balance, if only in some small way.
The following awards categories are designed to work twofold – firstly, the aggregated lists are to provide consumers with a comprehensive and neatly organised portal leading to sites on their topic of interest. Secondly (and more importantly), the awards themselves are a tip of the hat towards sites which we feel set an exemplary standard in the travel community.
There are many kinds of website which we reviewed during the judging process, and the boundaries between them are often blurry.
As a general overview:
Blogs – Whether they provide news coverage from a particular location or journal a traveller’s life on the road, blogs are an indispensible asset to the travel community.
Resource Sites - Online guidebooks or other information services which form a trusted go-to point for people getting to grips with a new locale.
Podcasts – A frequently informative, always entertaining medium for sharing travel news, featured articles, reviews and just about anything else you could name.
Magazines – Ezines, whether the online equivalent of an existing publication or an exclusive site of its own, are often as massively varied as the talented teams which contribute to them.
In choosing who to bestow with an IgluCruise award, we adhered to a strict process in which candidates were passed through multiple stages of judging. That’s not to say the proceedings weren’t fraught with fierce debate!
To see which websites made the final cut take a look at the categories below:
We’d like to thank everyone who deservedly won an IgluCruise award, as well as those who just missed out this time, for their continued efforts in the field. We have no doubt that this hard work will continue long into the future.