The winners are in: the Society of American Travel Writers has announced the results of its 17th annual Lowell Thomas Awards, and Lonely Planet Online has earned first-place Gold for the best Internet Publication/Web Site. The SATW singles out several areas of the Lonely Planet website for excellence.
‘The ‘Destinations‘ section is a fabulous resource for any traveler: well-written, fast-loading, extremely well-organized – and with excellent maps! The ‘Thorn Tree‘ bulletin board connect the worldwide community of Lonely Planet guidebook users. The ‘Scoop‘ section offers fresh news with a very slick interface. All over the site, the intention is clearly to serve the information needs of travelers efficiently and accurately.’
– Society of American Travel Writers
About the Award
The competition honors outstanding travel journalism in 27 categories of competition for newspapers, magazines, books, Internet media and individual articles. Awards will be presented at a luncheon Saturday, June 16th in the Newseum, the new media museum in Arlington, Virginia. The SATW Foundation travel journalism awards are named for the late Lowell Thomas, acclaimed broadcast journalist, prolific author and modern-day world explorer who achieved numerous ‘firsts’ during five decades in travel journalism. The SATW is a non-profit organization totally supported by Lowell Thomas competition entry fees and contributions from chapters of the Society of American Travel Writers and companies and organizations involved in the travel industry.