July 21, 2024

Onboard Hospitality Awards 2024 categories

Entries close January 31 2024.

The Onboard Hospitality Awards 2024 are now open for entries. Entries close January 31, 2024.

Not sure what to enter? Discover which category works best for your product below…

Food and Beverage

Best Onboard Snack 

To include nuts, crisps, popcorn, chocolates, sandwiches, pastries etc, served complimentary or as buy-on-board

Best Onboard Menu or Meal

To include menu concepts and implementation, or a singular stand-out meal component, served complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin.

Best Onboard Beverage

To include beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, sodas, juices, coffees, teas and so on, served complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin. Split into alcoholic and nonalcoholic categories

Catering Innovation of the Year

To include new products or service design both onboard and on the ground


Best Onboard Amenities Kit

An award for amenity kits and their contents for First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins

Best for Wellbeing Onboard

Products designed to make travellers or crew feel good, to include products, services, uniforms offered complimentary or as buy-onboard in any cabin

Best for Onboard Textiles

To include bedding, blankets, sleepsuits, pillows, duvets and napkins, offered complimentary or as buy-on-board


Best Onboard Service Equipment: Passengers

Best for passengers, to include trays, tableware, cutlery, rotables, disposables etc. in any cabin

Best Onboard Service Equipment: Crew

Best for crew, to include trolleys, crew-friendly service equipment, crew rest or support items in any cabin

Multiple touchpoints

Best Onboard for Young Travellers

To include any element from the passenger experience for babies, children or teenagers, for example: amenities, services, and food products for babies, children and teenagers, offered complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin

Best for Accessibility Onboard

Products, developments and services designed to assist passengers with additional needs, for example, wheelchair accessibility, braille signposting, crew training and more

Best for Sustainability Onboard

To include eco, green, lightweight and recyclable products


Best Onboard Entertainment

To include entertainment content such as movies, television channels and content, music, live-streaming, destination content and more

Best Onboard Apps

To include applications, either built into IFE or for passengers to use on their personal entertainment devices, before, during and/or after the journey

Best Onboard Connectivity

To include hardware from satellite systems to antennas, distribution, performance and passenger access

Best for Onboard Technology – Hardware

To include passenger experience items such as headphones, seatback screens, charging ports, and so on

New to industry

Ones to Watch – not yet onboard

New products or services targeting the onboard hospitality sector in all classes for rail, ferry, cruise or air, not yet onboard. Products entered in this category must not be onboard before Friday 8 March 2024. 

Cabin Concept of the Year

New for 2024: Split into three categories

Full-Service Carrier Cabin Concept of the Year

Low-Cost Carrier Cabin Concept of the Year

Private Jet Cabin Concept of the Year