MONTREAL, April 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Webby Awards, one of the world's most prestigious competitions to award the best web sites and web realizations at the international scale, has recently announced its finalists.
Unique Microguides, a Montreal company founded in 2012 by Paul Verdy and Philippe Lamarre, two well-known figures in Canada's new media scene, is very proud to announce its nomination for the category "Websites: Travel." The four other finalists are National Geographic, TripAdvisor, Kayak and Hipmunk. This nomination will give Unique Microguides greater visibility at the international scale, and the well-established online travel magazine Travel and Leisure stated having been pleasantly surprised about the company's nomination and qualified Unique Microguides as a rare gem.
The Webby winners will be selected by a prestigious jury that includes members such as Arianna Huffington, co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musician David Bowie. Web users from all over the world also have their say by casting votes for the "Webby People's Voice Awards."
"We are above all honoured to find ourselves among the big players of the online travel industry. Unique has evolved tremendously since its founding last year, with nearly 100,000 visits from 134 countries, more than 250,000 video hits and a visibility that now extends beyond the borders," said President and Founder Paul Verdy." The company's success also reflects positively on the team of studio Toxa, which realized the site and its applications."
About Unique Microguides
Unique Microguides is a young emerging company specialized in online travel. Unique aims to reinvent destination guides with its original offer that combines multimedia content produced by a dynamic editorial team with applications that allow users to create and share their own "microguides."
Available in French and in English, Unique is accessible to avid travellers from all over the world through its website and its mobile applications at www.unique-guides.com
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SOURCE: Unique Microguides Inc
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