Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021

September 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021 will open for submissions on October 1 2020.

Now more than ever we need to celebrate the remarkable resilience and talent within our sector.

As we enter the eighth year of the Onboard Hospitality Awards, we want to shine a light on the incredible efforts you have made throughout this challenging year to keep solvent, sane and safe.

We want to provide a unique showcase for the creative ideas you came up with to face the new normal and support changing client needs.

We know you are still facing challenges, so this year we are going to do things a little differently. Our usual categories have been condensed to make way for two new free-to-nominate special recognition awards.

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Onboard Hospitality Awards 2020 winners announced

March 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners!

Now in its sixth year, these Awards are firmly-established as THE awards for the onboard hospitality sector. Our announcement of the winners is usually in Hamburg, but this year we’ve had to do things a little differently… These are YOUR awards and we are proud to make them happen for you.


See this year’s press release with a full list of winners and judges comments

New Cabin Concept Award for 2020:

This prestigious new award for airlines to enter, recognises cabin-wide innovations created by multiple touchpoints, coming together to support a new and specific vision for the cabin.

Read all about our entrants and winners.

Who judges?

Our judging process is the best in the business and comprises our readers and a highly-respected judging panel of industry professionals.

Onboard Hospitality is read by over 15,500+ international buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – all experts in their field. Online voting allows them to help select the finalists. Our judges also review all the products and services entered and the combined result of both the readers and the experts forms the short-list.

Our judging panel is a group of distinguished experts with over 350 years of inflight experience between them, chaired by Onboard Hospitality’s former editor, Jo Austin. All finalists are personally examined and assessed by the panel during a full day of assessment, and together make the final decision on the winners in each category.

Entries for 2021 will open on September 1st 2020. Online voting begins mid December. Finalists are announced in February. Winners will be announced in March. Entries all enjoy exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine. Winners appear in our prestigious annual Winners Supplement and are promoted through the year in our features and newsletters.

The judging criteria

Meet the judging panel

Awards event

Finalists are usually invited to attend a free awards presentation in Hamburg to hear from our judges who has won and why.

This could be you! View photos from the 2019 awards night here


All those who enter the Onboard Hospitality Awards are also eligible to receive one of two Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Grants which includes support for those building business in this sector, media exposure and recognition for those already developing new talent. Learn more about these grants and the Onboard Mentoring Network