The IGotABike Ohio to Erie Trail Guide has been chosen as the winner of the RUBY Award by The Ohio Travel Association in the category “Mobile Applications” for companies with budgets under $300,000. The other winner in the Mobile Applications category was Great Wolf Lodge in the over $750,000 level.
The Ohio Travel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing travel and tourism related businesses. Its mission is to create a vibrant Ohio through a strong, equipped, and more profitable tourism industry.
With the annual RUBY Awards, the Ohio Travel Association honors those who have found the most innovative ways to market their destination or services. In the sixteenth year of the RUBY Awards, the Ohio Travel Association recognizes and rewards outstanding artistry in the diverse field of travel and tourism marketing and advertising.
Entries were judged in 16 categories based on relevance (objective), focus (strategy), differentiation, action (execution), breakthrough (result).
The winners were announced at The Ohio Travel Association Conference on Tourism, October 16-18, 2013 at the Cincinnati Marriott North, West Chester, Ohio. Other RUBY Award winners included The Ohio Historical Society, COSI, Experience Columbus, Columbus Zoo, Positively Cleveland, and many Convention and Visitor Bureaus. Guy and I attended the Ruby Award ceremony and were very impressed by the tourism professionals.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the IGotABike success and encourage us to keep riding and writing.