STEVENS POINT, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, part of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, announced today that it has been honored for Best Mobile Travel App in the 19th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Lucky Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Eva Chen, Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, mobile phone inventor Martin Cooper and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, made history last year with the introduction of AirCare™, the first-ever low-cost, fixed-benefit flight-protection coverage. The innovative product covers travelers from everyday mishaps such as missed connections, flight delays and lost/delayed baggage. The engine behind AirCare™ is a user-friendly mobile app that allows for ease of purchase and for simple and fast claims processing. Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection is the only travel insurance provider to offer such an app.
“Honorees like Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”
Other companies named in the Best Mobile Travel App and Site category include United Airlines, Starwood Hotels, Carnival Cruise Lines and Viator Tours. “We’re extremely honored to receive the prestigious Webby Award and to be included with such well-respected travel companies,” said John Noel, president of Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection.
Noel added, “this award validates our commitment to excellence through innovation. We’re changing the industry, and we’re only just beginning. Our best is yet to come.”
About Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection is the marketing name for travel protection and services of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Concierge, LLC, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, part of the National Indemnity group of insurance companies. Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection created AirCare™ flight protection and other innovative products, and backs them with high-tech enhancements and industry-leading customer service. AirCare™ is written on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company or National Liability Fire Insurance Company. Visit bhtp.com for more information.
About The Webby
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Grey Goose, Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Advertising Age, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.