Entries to the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021 will close on Thursday (July 1).
The awards recognise innovation and excellence in people, products and services designed to support the onboard passenger experience in the air, on rail, ferry or cruise.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic there have been notable innovations in the sector this year, while some of the more well-established favourites also deserve recognition for their key role in the recovery.
The awards will also celebrate the achievements of some true star performers – individuals who have adapted their products and services to ensure they meet the new requirements.
New for 2021: Industry Champions
This past year has turned the spotlight onto resilience and commitment. As the industry navigates its way out of the pandemic, Onboard Hospitality will celebrate and share the stories of how you, your business or key team members worked to reshape the future and support recovery.
In this free-to-nominate category, you can tell the story of your star performers in 300 words (or through video if you prefer). Don’t be shy! Shine a light on the change and the commitment you’ve seen, whether from your chefs or designers, your management or operations teams, your cleaners or your directors.
Our panel of judges will review all entries before choosing this year’s Industry Champions. Winners will be featured both online and in the magazine over the following year through interviews and profiles.
The winners will be announced in August 2021 at an awards ceremony that will take place alongside the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX).
To submit a nomination, click here and log on as a guest under ‘Industry Champion Form Entry’. You can either submit a paragraph on why they deserve to win or a short video.
Cabin Concept of the Year 2021
Back for a second year, The Onboard Hospitality Award for the Cabin Concept of the Year 2021 will recognise excellence in cabin-wide innovation, created by multiple touchpoints.
The winner of the 2021 Cabin Concept of the Year will be an airline. It will have entered:
• A complete new cabin concept or class
• That cabin or class will be launched and operational on at least one aircraft
• The airline will have identified and implemented a significant onboard rethink
Our winner will have implemented a significant onboard project which spans across at least TWO of the following elements of the passenger experience, the more the better:
• Service/Crew – new training initiative/uniform/livery/branding
• Food – menu/service/delivery style/tableware
• Technology – apps/entertainment/connectivity/logistics/analytics
• Interior design – seat/decor/styling/lighting/colours
• Comfort – amenity kits/seat fabric/bedding range/wellbeing programmes
• Corporate Social Responsibility elements – waste management/sustainability policy
Contact Craig McQuinn on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Visit onboardhospitality.com/awards to find out more.