time we take finding the best travel sites is the time you save! Most
of the following sites are also listed on our article pages because
the perfectly complement our travel articles. The best are also listed
in this 'QualityHub' as a directory of quality-assessed travel sites:
to make your e-travel a more enjoyable experience!
The Continent Pages
The following world map shows the approximate continental -
and corresponding page - divisions used by the QualityHub.
These divisions are more practical than 100% geographically accurate
- merely a way of breaking the world into six sub-regions - or 'Continent
Pages' - plus wider-ranging sites listed on the separate
Sites that cover more than one country within a single continent are listed
at the beginning of the appropriate Continent page, so click the continent
name for these: they're a great place to start if you've never been
to that continent before.
Just click for the appropriate continent
to see the relevant country list:
What is the Quality Hub?
synergy: combined effect that exceeds the sum of individual
effects. Synergistic: working together.
As the above dictionary definition indicates, 'synergy' is about making
more from less. And the Synergise QualityHub is about making
more from the best. We put our name to it right from the start!
Our Travel.QualityHub aims to combine the features of associated
travel sites such that the total result exceeds their individual contributions
to the net: by working together in harmony. In essence that is also
the original aim of the internet as well. The QualityHub is our way
of embodying this by bringing together some of the very best destination
information on the web in such a way you can be assured of only reaching
quality sites that deserve the accolade of world class! Many
of the sites on the QualityHub pages are ones that complement our travel
articles and they are also mentioned on the relevant pages. Other world-class
sites are added whenever they come to our notice. Remember, we are striving
to bring together quality not quantity - but the end
result should eventually become a definitive index of truly superb travel
resources that will give both a physical picture and a true feel for
great locations to visit across the world. Imagine the joy of exploring
travel sites that are all guaranteed to be of high quality. Now do
it: just follow the Index links above! Keep coming back to this
page, for we hope to add new sites most weeks. Please be patient if
the list grows slowly, for a human-being has to firstly assess all these
sites for quality before they can be included - and most sites are rejected!
Synergise Travel Awards have been around since 1998 and are recognized
within the travel industry as an independent validation of a web site's
quality. We aim to extend these and offer you the very best in a concise
and efficient way from our Travel.QualityHub. In terms of Synergise
INSITE Travel Awards these will be limited to a selection
of suitable sites from those that achieved Silver, Gold or Platinum
status. But they must also be sites that contribute towards the overall
synergy of the QualityHub.
Why a Hub?
Search engines can provide you with a list of hundreds
of travel sites, but that does not mean to say they are good
ones. With search engines, you get quantity rather than quality
- and you waste considerable time and effort finding this out!
Our hub will only list sites that we have personally
assessed for quality. Our assessment is completely independent,
and an award cannot be bought. It is a 'hub' because you reach all associated
sites from the centre rather than via a miscellaneous ring - eventually
via this and associated pages - and our fully-partnered sites
refer back to this quality-assured group via this single hub.