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Secaucus, NJ (September 1, 2009) - The winners of The 2009 Magellan Awards have been announced by Travel Weekly today. With entries from across the US and around the world, the Magellan Awards is the premier awards program honoring the best in the travel industry.

“This year’s Magellan Award Winners represent the best in travel from design to marketing to services”, noted Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly. He added, “On behalf of Travel Weekly, we’re proud to honor this year’s winners and are excited to recognize those at the forefront of the travel industry.” took home top honors in the Online Travel Services – Overall Category for Travel Guides, Ratings, and Reviews by winning Gold.

“We’re honored and pleased,” says Elite Meetings International CEO Kelly Foy, “to have our Web site recognized by a distinguished panel of travel experts. This award, combined with our rapidly growing audience of meeting professionals, reaffirms our belief that we’re providing a valuable resource to the meetings industry.”

About The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards:
The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry. From design to marketing to services, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. Honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan is the award to win if you are in the business of travel. Please visit to view this year’s award winners.

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. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.