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German Travel Industry Magazine Grants fvw Online Marketing Award 2015

Digital travel guide of the Hamburg Tourism Board honoured with a distinction

The Hamburg Tourism Board (HHT) has been awarded the fvw Online Marketing Award 2015 in recognition of its new digital travel guide “Hamburg Tourismus app”. In the contest by the renowned travel industry magazine, HHT competed against entries from all segments of the tourism and transport industry. Next to the Hamburg Tourism Board, the campaigns of the tour operators Thomas Cook and L’TUR made it to the top three.

Travel Planer, Tour Guide, Ticket Counter, And Ship Finder In One Tool

According to the panel composed of twelve representatives of the media and advertising industry, the Hamburg Tourism Board has set new standards in mobile marketing by its holistic approach. Christian Bärwind, Head of Travel Google Germany, praised the performance of the winners and presented the fvw award on behalf of the jury. “Hamburg Tourism has consistently aligned its app to the needs of users. Innovative services such as the Ship Finder provide the visitors of a wealth of content”, Bärwind said. The app comprises a travel planer, a tour guide, a ticket counters and a ship finder. It can be downloaded free of charge at the app store or “”: http: //

“Each day, the digitization of marketing and communication processes provides the entire industry with great challenges. The app is an important tool in our efforts to provide the guest with the information he requires at any time – whether before, during or after the trip”, says Dietrich von Albedyll, CEO Hamburg Tourism Board.

Second Award Within A Week

The fvw Online Marketing Award is the second award granted to the Hamburg Tourism Board within a week. During the fair REISEN Hamburg, HHT has already been ranked second in the in the ADAC Tourism Award contest for its central event database.

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