WeJustGotBack.com Wins 2009 Gold Magellan Award

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Family trip-planning website WeJustGotBack.com wins 2009 Gold Magellan Award in annual competition that recognizes travel industry leaders.

We focus on providing the kind of honest, no-nonsense information parents need to make smarter travel choices.

The family trip-planning website WeJustGotBack.com has been selected as a 2009 Gold Magellan Award Winner by Travel Weekly magazine. The Gold Magellan Award is a prestigious honor in the industry, recognizing the best of the best in travel-related products and services.

"We are thrilled to receive a Gold Magellan," said Carolyn Gatto, co-founder and publisher of WeJustGotBack.com. "It's an honor to be recognized for excellence in a category filled with so many well-respected entries."

Each year, the Magellan Awards acknowledges companies in a broad range of travel industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, and Car Rental Companies. WeJustGotBack.com won gold in the Online Travel Services/Travel Ratings, Guides, Reviews category.

"Our site is all about giving parents the tools they need to travel with kids," said Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, co-founder and editor-in-chief of WeJustGotBack.com. "We focus on providing the kind of honest, no-nonsense information parents need to make smarter travel choices."

The judging panel for the 2009 Magellan Awards was comprised of six travel industry icons: Peter Greenberg, travel expert and CBS correspondent; Bob Dickinson, former President & CEO of Carnival Cruise Line; Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman of Carlson Companies; Bill Fischer, President of Fischer Travel Enterprises; and Lalia Rach, of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management at New York University.

"This year's Magellan Award Winners represent the best in travel from design to marketing to services," said Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly. He added, "On behalf of Travel Weekly, we're proud to honor this year's winners and are excited to recognize those at the forefront of the travel industry."

Since its launch in 2006, WeJustGotBack.com has become a favorite family travel resource, thanks to its unique blend of expert advice, in-depth reviews of family-friendly hotels and resorts, reader-contributed tips and recommendations, and the latest family travel deals. The site's family travel content appears regularly on respected travel news sites, such as MSNBC.com, Frommers.com and the Verizon Newsroom.

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