Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2019 American Business Awards®

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Richest online travel rewards program to be presented top business award for Startup of the Year

Today, Bonwi, the richest online travel rewards program specializing in hotel room reservations and car rentals, announced the company has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. was nominated in the Startup of the Year category.

In the last year, Bonwi has reached several significant growth milestones, including surpassing 5,000 members and announcing an exclusive travel deals partnership with aspirational travel media site Wonderlust Travel. Bonwi was named the #1 Hotel Booking Site 2018 by and shortlisted as the Best Travel Deals Publisher 2018 by the Travolution Awards (Travel Weekly Group).

“Our team has succeeded in constructing Bonwi with low operating costs and robust margins, enabling the company to offer a powerful reward incentive that attracts and retains customers,” said Bonwi co-founder and CEO Mike Wargo. “At the same time, we offer some of the lowest rates in the industry backed by a 110% guarantee, and reward travelers with up to 40% back in rewards on their bookings.” Points earned through Bonwi business and leisure travel bookings can be redeemed for gift cards, hotel stays, car rentals and even airline flights. If travelers book on, then find a lower rate somewhere else, the company rebates them back 110% of the difference. In 2018, lower rates were not found and submitted.

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Stevie winners will be presented their awards on June 11th in New York.

About Bonwi
Bonwi is the richest travel rewards program in the online travel booking space and the fastest way to earn free travel. Anyone can find great deals for hotels and cars on the web, but we offer a large selection in addition to thousands of travel rewards on top of each booking, plus a price guarantee and first-party customer service. We are here to serve our customers interests first. Customers pay the same rates as other major travel sites, but with Bonwi, they can earn up to 40% back in reward points while the landscape only offers 5-10%. One trip alone can pave the way for the next few trips. Rewards can be redeemed for hotel stays, car rentals, air reservations and gift cards. Try a search at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at
Sponsors of The 2019 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services, and SoftPro.

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