Here are your finalists

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

The waiting is over, the votes have been counted and the finalists of the 2017 Onboard Hospitality Awards can now be announced.

Congratulations to those who made it through and many thanks to all those who voted.

All finalists will now be put forward to our esteemed judges for their consideration on March 1. All entries in the Ones to Watch category will also go before the judges.

Once the winners have been decided they will be announced at a dedicated event during WTCE Hamburg.

View all finalists here

Awards voting now open

December 21, 2016

The 2017 Onboard Hospitality Awards are now open for voting so get involved and vote NOW!

We recommend voting via a desktop computer rather than mobile device so you can easily view both the products seeking your vote and the voting form you need to complete at the same time.

Ones to Watch category is not subject to the online vote, as these products are not yet onboard. These will all be submitted to the judges for their comment and recognition.

View all entries here


Awards now closed

December 6, 2016

The 2017 Onboard Hospitality Awards are now closed for new entries. Many thanks to you all for your interest and participation making these our biggest awards yet.

All entries are now being uploaded to our dedicated awards site and online voting by our readers will go live on Wednesday December 21 to identify our finalists.

Online voting will close on February 1 2017 when finalists will be informed and asked to provide their products to go before our panel of expert judges.

Winners will be announced on April 3, 2017 at our Awards event during WTCE in Hamburg.


August 26, 2016

These awards seek out and recognise those products which have truly changed the onboard hospitality industry for the better.

Onboard Hospitality Editor, Julie Baxter, says: “The success of these awards shows just what a creative and innovative industry we operate in. Each year the breadth and standard of entries rises, reflecting the ever-growing importance of onboard hospitality to the passenger experience. We look forward to seeing more new and exciting products entered for the 2017 awards and championing their success.”

Uniquely, initial voting will be made by our international readers, with final judgement made by a panel of distinguished experts from the industry.

Read about last year’s winners here

Why enter?

This is your chance to shine and to showcase your product, services or people and get the recognition they deserve.

All products entered are featured on our dedicated awards website, with a photo, so all our readers – the buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – can check them out and help us identify the best of the best.

There are ten categories covering textiles, amenities, kids catering/kits, sustainability, catering innovation, onboard food equipment, onboard technology, snacks, drinks, and wellbeing. Entrants not yet onboard but aiming at the onboard hospitality market can also enter a dedicated Ones to Watch category, all of which will go before our judging panel for consideration.

Enter here

Who’s judging?

Our readers. Onboard Hospitality is read by over 14,400+ international buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – all experts in their field. Online voting will allow them to select the awards finalists.

If your product or service wins their recognition it will then be put to a panel of experts who will make the final decision of the winners in each category.

Entries will enjoy huge exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine.

Finalists will be invited to attend a free awards presentation in Hamburg to hear who has won and why.

Read more about who will be judging the awards

Judging criteria

Every buyer and supplier will have their own criteria in mind as they look at and assess onboard products and services. We know our readers and our judges bring a wealth of experience to bear as they analyse entries and cast their votes but to help them and to help entrants focus attention on the unique points of difference, we encourage you to consider the following criteria we believe are key

-First impressions
-Life Span
-Design functionality
-How the product adds to the customer experience

Read about the judging criteria here