04 March 2013
The awards are based on the number of bookings, quality of guest feedback and overall listing quality for each of the 3000-plus properties listed on the site. The criteria for achieving the Platinum award was even tougher for 2012 and less than 1 per cent of the listings achieved it.
The Hotel ibis Budget Auckland Airport achieved the highest overall score, something that Trade Me’s (owner of Travelbug) head of travel Daniel Bridges says shows the “increasing popularity of small but perfectly formed hotel rooms in good locations.”
Hotel ibis Budget’s manager Hayden Henderson is thrilled to have topped the awards list. “Our team has worked really hard to offer our guests great value for money. Ours is a typical ibis Budget hotel and it seems Travelbug users love being able to stay close to the airport and save money for their holiday.”