August 18, 2022

Finalists announced – Onboard Hospitality Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce our Onboard Hospitality Awards 2022 finalists.

Each entry helps highlight our industry’s commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity no matter how tough times have been for onboard hospitality buyers and suppliers.

Driving recovery

With some new expertise, direct from airlines, joining our international judging panel, Onboard Hospitality is pleased to unveil our finalists, chosen by combining the judges’ opinions and the results of our readers’ online vote.

Going forward, judges have been asked to identify a category winner, and highly commended in each category for announcement in June. All Ones to Watch, Cabin Concept and Industry Champions entries will also be fully assessed by the panel.

Peer to peer recognition

All entries were viewed online by our international readership. We believe the online voting allows for informed peer-to-peer recognition. Those eligible to vote are our readers – the buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – the people we believe are best placed to recognise a good product or service, or a true innovation. These are the people – you and your industry colleagues – who really are in the know, industry insiders with expertise in the field.

Our thanks go to all those who voted and helped make these awards the most authentic and accountable in the business.

Expert assessment

Having the final say on who wins what will be our judges, a panel of distinguished experts with many years’ experience in the industry. This powerful knowledge bank, shown below, is made up of industry stalwarts and travel professionals with a wealth of expertise when it comes to the user experience and operational practicalities. We thank them for their on-going support for the awards and their dedication to the difficult task of identifying the best.

The winners

Winners will be announced at a live ceremony within the World Travel Catering Expo (WTCE), Hamburg on Tuesday June 14 at the Taste of Travel Theatre, and online for those unable to attend. Winners will be showcased in the next issue of Onboard Hospitality and online.

Onboard Hospitality editor, Julie Baxter, says: “It was a great pleasure to be able to host the judging panel in person again this year and we look forward to celebrating with our winners face to face in Hamburg. It has been a challenging time for our industry but these awards give us a snapshot of the great work going on to support the recovery, and show our industry’s unerring commitment to innovation and excellence, essential in the drive to build back better.”

So, without further ado, the Onboard Hospitality Award 2022 finalists are…

Amenities 2022 Finalists

Business Class

Buzz Penhaligon’s for Singapore Airlines

LATAM Airlines business kit

Qatar Airways Diptyque Amenity Kits

Economy/Low Cost Carrier

Bayart Innovations Air Caraïbes kit

Premium Economy 

skysupply Travel Organiser

SWISS Kraft Paper Kit

Beverage 2022 Finalists

Retail inMotion Hakuma Premium Iced Tea

Longbottom & Co. tomato juice

TUBES – Wines & Spirits by the glass

Catering Innovation of the Year 2022 Finalists

Retail inMotion Beyond Meat Burger

Alaska Airlines Plastic Bottle-Free Water Service

The SOLA DUO – Vacuum Beverage Flask

Service Equipment (Crew) 2022 Finalists

Retail inMotion and Swiss Reuse Box

Tower Airline Insulated Box (AIB)

The SOLA DUO – Vacuum Beverage Flask

Service Equipment (Passenger) 2022 Finalists

Iittala for Finnair Kuulas tableware

Kids 2022 Finalists

Air France Kids entertainment kit

Air France baby kit

Fiji Airways ‘Our Ocean, Our Life’ activity pack

Air Astana’s new Kids Kits: Eco Future in the Skies

Kids catering 2022 Finalists

Retail inMotion Yamo Haferdrink Choc Norris

Snacks – First/Business 2022 Finalists

BakeryZone Chocolate Miracle Volcano

Qatar Airways Läderach Box of Chocolates

Snacks – Economy 2022 Finalists

Fries in the Skies

Retail inMotion Lufthansa Best of dean&david Box

Sustainability 2022 Finalists

Alaska Airlines Plastic Bottle-Free Water Service

Buzz Singapore Airlines Kids’ Kit

LATAM Airlines business kit 

Qatar Airways Sustainable Initiatives Activation

Technology 2022 Finalists

Finnair inflight entertainment

Panasonic Avionics Bluetooth Audio

Retail inMotion Cabin Wi-Fi Box

Whoosh Real-Time Journey Dashboard

Textiles 2022 Finalists

deSter blanket for Eurowings Discover

WESSCO International Icelandair Textile Collection 

John Horsfall & Marimekko for Finnair PEY

Wearable Textiles 2022 Finalists

Buzz EVA Air x Jason Wu Sleepsuits

Buzz American Airlines sustainable sleepsuits

Wellbeing 2022 Finalists

Buzz Etihad Wellness Kit

Fiji Airways Wellness Champions

Qatar Airways Diptyque Branded Washroom Product Range

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