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The Travel Awards as they are Displayed on Sites
INSITE awards are for the quality of the site as it appears - they are not based upon any deeper research into the services they may offer.
sites are ones that you should not miss! They are not connected with the awards scheme, and the icon is used in all categories.
The following INSITE icons are displayed on sites. They represent increasing grades of quality. The upper format is used within this site; the lower format is the award as it is displayed on recipient sites.
How the Award Codes are Derived
As you can imagine, the PLATINUM AWARD is extremely difficult to achieve. Any site that gets into these ratings is worth a visit - for quality is assured - but only excellent content, presentation and execution can get a site into the top awards.
Within each of these three categories - Content (C), Presentation (P) and Execution (E) - points are awarded to produce an Award Code digit (0 to 9), and these are combined to give the 'Award Code' (CPE). Normally these points are positive, but negative points are also allocated, where indicated, for undesirable features; if the result is a negative score in a particular category, the resulting digit is taken to be zero.
The three digits of the Award Code are added together to produce a score having a maximum of 27 (ie derived from an Award Code of '999'). Providing the individual score in any category is not less than 5, this sets the Award Level for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. A site with over 17 points qualifies as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum, according to total score. This is fully detailed in the following table.
A site scores 7 points for content, 8 points for presentation, and 6 points for execution, giving it an Award Code of '786'. Adding these together gives a total of 21, qualifying the site for a Silver Award.
Another site also scores 21 points, but because the Award Code is '489', it cannot qualify for an award because it did not exceed 4 point in the 'Content' category.