CheapOair Mobile Web Honored at Prestigious Travel Industry Awards
Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair and OneTravel, and the winner of 19 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards over the past seven years, today announced they have earned yet another – a Silver Magellan Award for CheapOair’s mobile web product.
CheapOair’s mobile web application has seen significant developments over the past year giving customers more flexibility in how they search for, and book travel on-the-go. Some of the features highlighted in the award entry included the integration of Apple Pay, the use of AI and machine learning to make the mWeb experience more personalized, and the adoption of AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) for a more mobile-friendly experience.
“Our technology and product teams deserve every bit of this recognition as they have worked incredibly hard over the past year to improve our mobile products,” said Sam S. Jain, Founder and CEO of Fareportal. “As we see more and more customers visiting our site from their mobile devices, it has become increasingly important for us to focus on enhancing the mobile customer experience.”
The Magellan Awards were launched in 2008 by Travel Weekly to acknowledge the “best in travel” each year. They honor 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.
“Magellan winners are those in the industry who communicate travel’s promise, through words, images and design, in ways that ring true and stand out,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly. “They create the environments and craft the messages that spark travelers’ imaginations.”
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.