French Wine Explorers Wins Travel Industry’s Top Award for Outstanding Website

French Wine Explorers | Friday, Sep 18th 2009
For Immediate ReleaseSt. Michaels, Md. (Sept. 9, 2009) – Luxury wine tour company French Wine Explorers has received Travel Weekly’s coveted Magellan Gold Award for best consumer website.

French Wine Explorers’ website reflects the boutique firm’s upscale brand with its clean white space and vivid photography in an easy-to-navigate format. The site received top honors, a gold award, in the tour operator category of the 2009 Magellan competition, the travel industry’s premiere awards.

“Creating a user-friendly website that elegantly portrays our brand was a top priority for me, so I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to receive this recognition from the most respected names in the travel industry,” says French Wine Explorers President Pascale Bernasse.

The Magellan Awards were judged by a prestigious panel of top travel professionals representing the industry’s best names and most accomplished leaders, including NBC’s Today Show Travel Editor Peter Greenberg and veteran travel journalist Patricia Schultz, author of the international bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”. The awards honor 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.

“This year’s Magellan Award winners represent the best in travel from design to marketing to services,” says Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly. “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.”

The Maryland-based French Wine Explorers, a member of the Bon Appétit Travel Board, has been previously named as “Top Wine Vacations” by and one of the “World’s Great Wine Tours” by Food & Wine Magazine.

About French Wine Explorers
French Wine Explorers is the leading boutique travel firm specializing in intimate luxury wine vacations to France. Travelers can choose from group tour itineraries or plan custom-designed wine tours. All packages include deluxe air-conditioned motor transportation, luxury hotels, gourmet meals with premium wines, all wine tastings, sightseeing, and the services of a bilingual wine expert guide throughout. Prices for land-only packages start at $3,200 per person, double occupancy.

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