Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, part of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, announced that it has been honoured for Best Mobile Travel App in the 19th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honouring 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 travellers 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, adding: “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.”