In a hotly-contested process organised by Onboard Hospitality magazine, the 2018 award winners each received an impressive trophy celebrating their success in ten onboard categories, plus a Ones to Watch category which recognised products not yet onboard but actively targeting the onboard market. Finalists were chosen by Onboard Hospitality ’s readers – the buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – through an online vote, and through assessment by a panel of industry experts which then went on to select the final winners.
The judges were asked to assess the products based on the following criteria: Innovation, First Impressions, Quality, Durability, Lifespan, Weight, Usefulness, Design, Functionality, Taste, Content, Adding to the Customer Experience. Onboard Hospitality Editor, Julie Baxter, said: “These awards have become a compelling annual barometer of change for our industry. It is fascinating to see how the entries reflect trends in consumer expectations and operational changes. The standard of entries reflects the industry’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the onboard experience and the evolution of the passenger journey. We are delighted to champion this year’s winners and the exciting creations they have produced.”
“As a frequent long haul flyer I know how important rehydration is onboard and this is a simple but effective idea. The combination of citrus and ginger is a more sophisticated flavour than other rehydration drinks currently on the market. It tastes refreshing, healthy and slightly exotic – which is a bonus for a travel product. Even the smell of itgives you a pick me up!”
To view all the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Award winners click here