Elliott’s List is the definitive guide to the best consumer products.

The “list” has existed informally since 2004. In 2012, it was renamed “Elliott’s List” and launched with the following categories:

Best travel Twitter personalities
Best airlines
Best travel bloggers
Best hotels
Best travel Facebook pages
Best online travel agencies
Best car rental companies
• Best travel YouTube channels
• Best group-written travel blog
• Best cruise line
• Best new travel blogs

The process is dead simple: I call for nominees on this site and through social media. The companies or individuals with the most nominations make the final poll. Then you vote, and the results are released in my weekly newsletter.

A few housekeeping notes.

If you want to nominate yourself or someone else for these awards, just follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and sign up for my email newsletter. That’s where I’ll announce the call for nominations and results.

If you don’t want to participate in this list, please let your friends and fans know that you don’t want them to nominate you.

If you’re nominated, please don’t stuff the ballot box. Even the appearance that you or your constituents have engaged in polling shenanigans is sufficient grounds for disqualification.

Disclaimer: The Elliott’s List polls are conducted online, using the best available technology. It isn’t perfect, and the result is meant to be an indicator of my readers’ preferences, and nothing more. If you have a suggestion or critique, please email me.