Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Times Online loves lists - again

It seems only a few months ago (oh yes, it was) since the Times Online produced its Top 100 Travel Websites, which proceeded the Sunday Times Top 10 Travel Sites (featuring, amazingly, the Times Online Travel section!).

Anyway, they are at it again this week with the 50 Best Travel Sites of 2007.

The usual suspects all appear, with the odd gem ( and, and there are also "five to watch" for 2008:

But where there is repetition there is also joy:

In 40th place is..... The Travolution Blog! [mainly for the T-List]

Thanks Ginny McGrath and Steve Keenan.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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Anonymous said...

have i missed the point of this?? what a load of rubbish

Travolution Blogger said...

Anonymous: the post or the Times list??

Darren Cronian said...

Hopes anonymous isn't a disgruntled competitor! :D

Well done Kev.

I'm just compiling my 2007 lists to annoy the hell out of people so watch your RSS reader!

Anonymous said...

I've just had a look at the site you recommend because I am researching a trip to Central and South America, but what a useless site that it (at least for that region) Very little content: no costa rica which is a major tourist destination for the 'discerning' traveller, 1 hotel in Lima, no reviews, dodgy prices, slow site - need I go on

Travolution Blogger said...

Darren: Thanks.

Most of our "anonymous" comments are from disgruntled competitors. we know...

Anonymous said...

Is this not just a cut and paste from the content that would have arrived into their inbox over the last 12 months?

Travolution Blogger said...

Anonymous: Some might suggest that, yes.

Darren Cronian said...

Well personally, I think my list is much better than the Times effort, because these are sites I have used over the last 12 months.

Shameless plug

Jens Thraenhart said...

Nice job Kevin! I think this is great, and it gives some validation that all the blog content we are creating is valuable to somebody (nice job for all of us...thank you!). As you know we received amazing feedback regarding the "Tips from the T-List Book", and even though it is not what you would call "Web 2.0", it accomplished the goal of bringing the content closer to the travel and tourism industry practitioners. Some people (i.e. TV host and respected author and travel writer Richard Bangs) called it a "must read." Also, it was great meeting you at the Phocuswright Conference in Orlando and speaking on the Bloggers Summit Panel with you.

To respond to "anonymous": lists are always subjective, but at least I personally always learn about new sites. Another great way to discover new sites is to look at the winners of web award competitions, like the "Webby" for example.

All the best,

PS: you can download the "Tips from the T-List" in e-book format at