Secret Escapes and nearshore software development partner, Godel has been named a finalist in at the 2022 Travolution Awards.

The Travolution Awards are the biggest annual celebration of the talents and achievements of brands and individuals in the online travel sector in the UK and beyond.

The combined team has been shortlisted for “Best Technology Partnership” for their work on enhancing customer experience in the wake of Covid-19. Secret Escapes has also been shortlisted for “Best for Travel Deals”.

Secret Escapes is the UK’s largest members-only travel website, negotiating exclusive rates on hand-picked hotels and holidays all over the world. The luxury travel deals brand partnered with Godel in 2021 to accelerate the growth of their team which came at a pivotal time as the world started seeing the unlocking of the travel industry.

After Covid struck, the number of people travelling internationally decreased and people started to travel more locally, and Secret Escapes needed to expand its partner network to small, locally owned boutique hotels.

Godel’s work with Secret Escapes looks to improve the usability experience for its customers with its website and mobile application. Designed to book holidays on the go, the Secret Escapes: Hotel & Travel app puts stylish travel at your fingertips to browse, shortlist and save inspiring deals even offline.

“Secret Escapes has been working with Godel for a year now and in that time we have built an extranet for our partners to self-serve many of their tasks and also channel managers integrations to automate and streamline hotel availability data, offering our customers more and richer options quickly. Godel has been listening carefully to our needs and identified people with the right skills and commitment who made these huge steps forward happen.” Nikos Galifianakis, Head of Engineering at Secret Escapes

“It’s fantastic to hear that the combined team from Secret Escapes and Godel has been recognised for not just one, but two worthy categories in this award. The teams have been working to help deliver Secret Escape’s extensive strategic and technology roadmaps to ensure they were fully prepared for the ‘new world’ as the travel industry re-opened.”

Winners will be announced at a live awards ceremony on Thursday 24 November at the Hilton London Bankside. A full list of finalists can be found here.