GOSS HolidayWall Technology Shortlisted for National Travel Industry Award
GOSS is celebrating being shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Technological Innovation category at the 2014 Travolution Awards.
Held annually by leading travel media outlet, Travolution, the awards acknowledge companies, brands and individuals who excel in the fields of online travel distribution, digital marketing and technology.
Those shortlisted for the Best Technological Innovation award were recognised as having developed the most innovative software or hardware products for the travel sector. Judges took into special account the originality of design and features, level of innovation measured against the wider community, evidence of success as defined by key performance indicators and the overall user experience.
Available to all online travel companies from specialist tour operators and cruise lines to holiday cottage agents, GOSS HolidayWall offers a personalised view of holiday options, stripped back to a 'wall' of images that inspires customers with more of what they like and less of what they don't.
A web-hosted platform, GOSS HolidayWall puts visual searching at the fore when browsing for holidays making the customer search journey more familiar. Based on technology that won a competition at the BBC's Connected Studio for GOSS against 40 competitors, HolidayWall allows a travel company's entire inventory to remain visible throughout a search as an interactive wall of images.
GOSS HolidayWall combines a range of innovative features to keep travel companies ahead of the competition through customer profiling, image-based search, weighted menu options, social sharing and valuable analytics.
Adrian Woolard, BBC Home, Search and Navigation (HPSN) Team Champion, BBC Connected Studio said:
GOSS [HolidayWall] reaches all the big data and content and presents it in a unique, personalised view to deliver a great user experience.
Rob McCarthy, CEO GOSS Interactive said:
Customers are looking for an engaging and inspiring way of booking their next holiday with rapid personalised browsing that inspires them and leaves them feeling like a VIP. GOSS HolidayWall helps organisations deliver a personalised search experience, presenting their solutions in a unique and engaging way that enhances the customer experience for the mobile and social traveller.
GOSS HolidayWall helps travel companies stand out in what is an incredibly competitive marketplace. Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is testament to the innovative and intuitive technology of GOSS HolidayWall and demonstrates how important personalised visual search is for the online travel industry. It's a privilege to be a finalist alongside some reputable companies in the travel sector.
Unveiled for the first time at Travel Technology Europe in February 2014, GOSS HolidayWall is currently under trial with a number of world-leading travel companies.
Winners of the 2014 Travolution Awards will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 2nd December at The Ballroom, Southbank in London.