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The Year's Best Travel on Twitter

Travel Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Winner

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Richmond Airport RIC

Richmond Airport RIC
Finalist

Official 'Digital Info Hub' @ one of America's most convenient airports.
terry bateman
terry bateman I recommend @Flack4RIC in the Shorty Award category #travel because...
Chris Munz
Chris Munz I recommend @Flack4RIC in the Shorty Award category #travel because... because airlines and airports get a bad rap
Jay Hart
Jay Hart I vote for @Flack4RIC for a Shorty Award in #travel because...I wanted to do it again.
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242 votes in travel
3 votes in rva
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in followfriday

2nd

twitchhiker

twitchhiker
Finalist

In March 2009, I travelled from the UK to New Zealand in 30 days, relying entirely on the goodwill and generosity of Twitter.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @twitchhiker in the Shorty Award category #travel because its the most impressive thing Ive seen on twitter
Stephen Moretti
Stephen Moretti I recommend @twitchhiker in the Shorty Award category #travel because its the most impressive thing Ive seen on twitter
Baba Mzungu
Baba Mzungu I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because... it shows what a man and Twitter can do together - and
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183 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric

3rd

Lucy Izon / Canada

Lucy Izon / Canada
Finalist

Travel Writer - In search of what makes Canada Cool. Join me at CanadaCool.com.
Austin J Deveau
Austin J Deveau I vote for @CanadaCool for a Shorty Award in #travel because...she tweets up the coolest of Canada
Paula M. Torres
Paula M. Torres I vote for @CanadaCool for a Shorty Award in #travel because...
Evelyn Tugby
Evelyn Tugby I vote for @CanadaCool for a Shorty Award in #travel because who else will let us know about how cool Canada is?
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163 votes in travel
5 votes in canada
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in news

4th

NewYorkology

NewYorkology
Finalist

What to do in NY now (as tweeted by NewYorkology.com editor Amy Langfield)
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @NewYorkology in the Shorty Award category #travel because is great! ...
edjane maps
edjane maps I recommend @NewYorkology in the Shorty Award category #travel because is great! ...
Allison Grant
Allison Grant I recommend @NewYorkology in the Shorty Award category #travel because... I would be lost without it!
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140 votes in travel
3 votes in journalist
2 votes in nyc
2 votes in 2
1 vote in egocentric

5th

CruiseSource.us

CruiseSource.us
Finalist

Cruise Advice, Deals, Reviews and FUN! #SoCruise Planner & Shorty Award Winner: #Travel
Allie Sullivan
Allie Sullivan I vote for @cruisesource for a Shorty Award in #travel because they're behind #sofresh #socruise, the best time ever!
Rich Tucker
Rich Tucker RT @cruisesource: Thanks for all the support friends, looks like thanks to you @cruisesource is a finalist in the Shorty Awards for #Travel!
Susan Spaulding
Susan Spaulding RT @cruisesource: Thanks for all the support friends, looks like thanks to you @cruisesource is a finalist in the Shorty Awards for #Travel!
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117 votes in travel
2 votes in clt
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in majortweep
1 vote in sofresh

6th

Julia Dimon

Julia Dimon
Finalist

TV host, Travel Writer and hard-core Travel Junkie. I've traveled around the world four times, across 80 countries, through six continents.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @juliadimon in Shorty Award category #travel because Tweets are funny & send me to new places.
TravMediaUSA
TravMediaUSA I recommend @juliadimon in Shorty Award category #travel because Tweets are funny & send me to new places.
mike savage
mike savage I vote for @juliadimon for a Shorty Award in #travel because she knows her way around and makes it fun...
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104 votes in travel
1 vote in design
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in apps
1 vote in weird

7th

Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC

The official guide to Columbia, SC. Tweets about #famouslyhot attractions, restaurants, shops, hotels, meeting facilities, events and more!
Justin Hancock
Justin Hancock I nominate @columbiasc for a Shorty Award in #travel because its the coolest #famouslyhot place Ive lived!
LindseySpires
LindseySpires RT @whoissally: I nominate @columbiasc for a Shorty Award in #travel because it rocks my spots off. http://ow.ly/120Wb
whoissally
whoissally I nominate @columbiasc for a Shorty Award in #travel because it rocks my spots off. http://ow.ly/120Wb
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92 votes in travel
5 votes in famouslyhot
1 vote in 1sttweet
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in music

8th

Dani Klein

Dani Klein

kosher travel expert. lover of social media marketing + eWOM. commentator on the Jewish community, iPhone user, & geographile.
Mossad
Mossad I vote for @YeahThatsKosher for a Shorty Award in #travel because everithing @RabbiYonah recomands is always good.
Rabbi Yonah
Rabbi Yonah I vote for @YeahThatsKosher for a Shorty Award in #travel because he likes my wife's cooking.
Dani Klein
Dani Klein NEED YOUR HELP: I'm slipping behind: Please vote for @yeahthatskosher for a Shorty Award in #travel: http://j.mp/6a2fQJ
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67 votes in travel
2 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in ff
1 vote in socialmedia

9th

Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino

NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125
Laura Mills-Owen
Laura Mills-Owen I vote for @Astro_Mike for a Shorty Award in #travel because...he brings the wonder of space travel to so many!
Anonymous
Anonymous RT @IMAX: Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike) was nominated for a Shorty Award in #travel! Vote for him @ http://ow.ly/13zPo
Hubble Top Stars
Hubble Top Stars I vote for @Astro_Mike for a Shorty Award in #travel because he's the ultimate traveler!
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68 votes in travel
6 votes in science
2 votes in celebrity
1 vote in 9

10th

Amanda Tinney

Amanda Tinney

Disney Nut, Entrepreneur, Wife, Mother, blogger, Disney Pin Collector, loves EPCOT, sushi, animals and Country Music. I TWEET A LOT!
Jorge Romero
Jorge Romero I nominate @amandatinney for a Shorty Award in #travel because she does a great job informing Disney fans
Disneylandia al Dia
Disneylandia al Dia Yo propongo @amandatinney por un Shorty Award en #travel por que es bonita!
Angela Quirk
Angela Quirk I nominate @amandatinney for a Shorty Award in #travel because...she is cool to follow
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44 votes in travel
1 vote in food
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in nonprofit

11th

Cruise Buzz Travel

Cruise Buzz Travel

Cruise Holidays Mission Viejo. Luxury cruise & vacation experts. Follow us for deals, tips, and social media fun. Call 888-203-3012.
ExecPlatinum
ExecPlatinum I nominate @CruiseBuzz for a Shorty Award in #travel because she tweets about cruises.
MyBestFareFinder.com
MyBestFareFinder.com I nominate @CruiseBuzz for a Shorty Award in #travel because... she is a #cruise industry expert.
Troy Pattee
Troy Pattee RT @primetimeparent: I nominate @CruiseBuzz for a Shorty Award in #travel because she knows the deals
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45 votes in travel
5 votes in travelingmoms
4 votes in cruise
2 votes in health
1 vote in egocentric

12th

Ben Southall

Ben Southall

I'm the Island Caretaker!!
Taiwan Mag
Taiwan Mag I nominate @Bensouthall for a Shorty Award in #travel because he gave me the envy to visit Australia, yeh really !
Fiona Reay
Fiona Reay I nominate @bensouthall for a Shorty Award in #travel because...he is not afraid to criticise and whinge
alf welch
alf welch Pop in and Recommend @Bensouthall for a shorty award #travel because he is doing the business for Queensland.
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44 votes in travel
19 votes in bestjob
2 votes in award
1 vote in twittersearch
1 vote in egocentric

13th

PureMichigan

PureMichigan

Follow us for the latest #PureMichigan events, news, ads & behind-the-scenes stuff. Michigan has hands, but @mwygnal is tweeting. Let us know what you think!
Janet Hampton
Janet Hampton I nominate @PureMichigan for a Shorty Award in #travel because...their ads make me cry for home. Visit Michigan!!
cabri
cabri I nominate @PureMichigan for a Shorty Award in #travel because... they have the best combination of info and fun.
PureMichigan
PureMichigan #ShortyAwards voting ends soon! PLEASE vote for us by posting: #shortyawards @PureMichigan #travel (reason-must have 1)!
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44 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric

14th

Savannah CVB

Savannah CVB

The Official Twitter for the Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau: Managed by @amy_brock and @EBee74
Mysteriously Unnamed
Mysteriously Unnamed I nominate @VisitSavannah for a Shorty Award in #travel because Savannah is amazing, and they are awesome about showcasing our city!
Cindy and Jeff
Cindy and Jeff I nominate @VisitSavannah for a Shorty Award in #travel because they keep us locals and our visitors informed of all the great happenings!
Minh Phan
Minh Phan I nominate @VisitSavannah for a Shorty Award in #travel because Savannah is amazing, and they are awesome about showcasing our city!
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35 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric

15th

Andrew Stuart

Andrew Stuart

EVP Global Sales & Passenger Services Norwegian Cruise Line
Ryan Ruggiero
Ryan Ruggiero I nominate @nclandy for a Shorty in #travel because he is always keeping me informed on the latest w/NCL & he is fabo!
Matthew Gouthro
Matthew Gouthro I nominate @nclandy for a Shorty Award in #travel because he helps travel agents discover how profitable they can be!
Amy Gerling
Amy Gerling I nominate @nclandy for a Shorty Award in #travel because... he is the best NCL EVP and he always answers his emails!!
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30 votes in travel
4 votes in cruise
1 vote in 10

16th

David Archuleta

David Archuleta

I'm David. I like music.
Beth Norton
Beth Norton I nominate @DavidArchie for a Shorty Award in #travel because he's been to almost every country in the world, I'm sure.
ga.bby.[e]
ga.bby.[e] I nominate @DavidArchie for a Shorty Award in #travel because... he goes around just about every town in america. <33
roseji27
roseji27 I nominate @DavidArchie for a Shorty Award in #travel because..He is eveywhere
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23 votes in travel
385 votes in music
158 votes in humor
153 votes in celebrity
94 votes in food

16th
(tie)

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Official source for Greater Fort Lauderdale Beach Chic travel info from GFL Convention and Visitors Bureau. Download free iVisitLauderdale iPhone app now.
The Mai-Kai
The Mai-Kai I nominate @visitlauderdale for a Shorty Award in #travel because they give the best travel info for GFL! Period!
Abandoned Pet Rescue
Abandoned Pet Rescue I nominate @visitlauderdale for a Shorty Award in #travel because they always talk about the most interesting events.
Jackie
Jackie I nominate @visitlauderdale for a Shorty Award in #travel because they post great deals and events.
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23 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in news

17th

Gadling

Gadling

I am a travel blog.
AOL Travel
AOL Travel Go @gadling for being 17th in the shorty awards race for #travel. Anyone nominate @aoltravel? - http://shortyaward...
Brett Borsvold
Brett Borsvold I nominate @Gadling for a Shorty Award in #travel because they are nice people always willing to help.
Rick Chlopan
Rick Chlopan I nominate @Gadling for a Shorty Award in #travel because...they cover the world.
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24 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric

18th

Vivir Chile

Vivir Chile

Queremos promover la imagen real y cotidiana de cómo se vive en Chile.
Giancarlo Daziano
Giancarlo Daziano I vote for @vivirchile for a Shorty Award in #travel because is terrible de bueno
Javiera Tramolao
Javiera Tramolao I vote for @vivirchile for a Shorty Award in #travel because is terrible de bueno
Ricardo Tolosa
Ricardo Tolosa I vote for @vivirchile for a Shorty Award in #travel because... va a conectar las picás de la nación
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25 votes in travel
7 votes in chile
2 votes in vivirchile

18th
(tie)

Tampa Bay Florida

Tampa Bay Florida

Official Travel Information for Tampa Bay Hotels, Restaurants, Beaches, Events and More from the Official Tampa Bay Travel Resource
Rori Paul
Rori Paul I nominate @VisitTampaBay for a Shorty Award in #travel because... They have great giveaways that get U into Tampa
Clearwater Gliders
Clearwater Gliders I nominate @visitTampabay for a Shorty Award in #travel because...i'm a huge TB area fan. We have it ALL!
Paul Brand
Paul Brand I nominate @VisitTampaBay for a Shorty Award in #travel because...they do a great job using SM to promote their region.
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21 votes in travel
1 vote in egocentric