Digital design agency Fortune Cookie has received an unprecedented 10 nominations at the 2008 Travolution Awards which recognise excellent web design for the UK travel sector.

The 10 nominations are as follows:

• Best Hotel Website: Small Luxury Hotels of the World www.slh.com

• Best Hotel Website: The Atlantic Hotel
www.theatlantichotel.com

• Best Tour Operator Website: Kuoni World Class www.kuoniworldclass.co.uk

• Best Tour Operator Website: Voyages Jules Verne (Kuoni) www.vjv.co.uk

• Best Tour Operator Website: FlexiSki (First Choice) www.flexiski.com

• Best Tour Operator Website: Exodus (First Choice) www.exodus.co.uk

• Best Use of Technology: National Rail Enquiries ‘Lisa’ Virtual Agent
www.nationalrail.co.uk/site_help/

• Best Use of Technology: Voyages Jules Verne (Kuoni) www.vjv.co.uk

• Best Use of Social Media for Flexiski (First Choice) www.flexiski.com

• Best Agency for Website Design: Fortune Cookie www.fortunecookie.co.uk

Commenting on the agency’s fleet of nominations, Fortune Cookie Managing Director Justin Cooke, said: “I’m fiercely proud of the work of the Fortune Cookie team. These ten nominations confirm Fortune Cookie’s dominant position as a premiere provider of first class web design for the travel sector.”

“Our design ethos is all about building beautiful, findable, accessible, usable websites on time and on budget that deliver fantastic business returns. Our raft of nominations demonstrates that we are exceeding expectations time and time and time again.”

Cooke attributed Fortune Cookie’s success at the Travolution Awards to the consistently impressive business returns that the shortlisted sites are delivering*, including:

• Online reservations revenue up 70%
• Site visits up 58%
• Visits to the site by people using search engines up 58%

*Data anonymised to preserve client commercial confidentiality.

Matt Illston is Head of E-Commerce at Flexski (First Choice Holidays). Flexiski’s website has been shortlisted for two Travolution Awards (Best Tour Operator Website and Best Use of Social Media). He commented, “As a niche tour operator, our website is vital to the future of our business. We constantly strive to improve the service we give to our customers online. We are delighted that the Flexiski website has been shortlisted for two Travolution Awards.”

The 2008 Travolution Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 24 April 2008.

About Fortune Cookie
Founded in 1997, Fortune Cookie is one of the UK’s most well-respected digital design agencies, famous for delivering beautiful, findable, accessible websites that deliver stunning return on investment. Clients include Legal & General, Kuoni, Big Lottery Fund, Arsenal FC and Amnesty International. In 2007/8, the agency’s 10th anniversary year, websites designed by Fortune Cookie were short-listed for major design awards a total of 21 times.

Further information about Fortune Cookie is available at www.fortunecookie.co.uk or contact Julie Howell at Julie.Howell@fortunecookie.co.uk

About the Travolution Awards

Now in its second year, the Travolution Awards seek to highlight digital design excellence in the UK travel sector. Further information about the Travolution Awards is available at www.travolutionawards.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 2nd April 2008