EarthCam Nominated for Best Tourism Website by Webby Awards
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New York, April 11, 2006 -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and leading provider of live webcam content, is pleased to announce its nomination as the Best Tourism website by the celebrated Webby Awards.
Described by The New York Times as the "online equivalent of the Oscar," the Webby Award is the leading international accolade honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. The 10th Annual Webby Awards competition received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. Past Webby winners include Amazon.com, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Google, and PBS.
"We are ecstatic to be nominated for the most prestigious award in the Internet world," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. "It's rewarding to see our dedicated team recognized for their continuous efforts in improving the technology, content and features that enhance our visitors' experience."
Founded in 1996, EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. The owner-operator of hundreds of network cameras, EarthCam delivers live images of major tourism destinations to consumers in 182 countries, influencing their pre-purchase vacation decision-making process. EarthCam also offers unmatched promotion and marketing packages to Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce and hotel chains.
EarthCam has the number one ranking on Yahoo!, Google and MSN for users who search "webcams". Generating 350 million page views per month with over 200,000 unique visitors daily, EarthCam is rated in the top 99.995% of all websites.
As a Webby Award nominee, www.EarthCam.com is eligible to win a People's Voice Award in the Tourism category. Voting is open to the public from April 11th to May 5th at this website: http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com/login.mhtml.
EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients. EarthCam’s mobile division produces applications and streaming media content for Sprint and other mobile service providers. Tourism and travel industry clients include JetBlue, Hilton, MGM Grand, Tropicana, The Breakers Palm Beach, Seattle Space Needle, numerous ski resorts, and private, state and city tourism agencies. EarthCam has webcast premier events such as international concerts, Emmy and Grammy Awards, Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageants, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve in Times Square and NFL Super Bowls.
Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com.