Onboard Hospitality Awards

Welcome to the 2023 Onboard Hospitality Awards

New products and services plus essential adaptations to the onboard offer are now at the very heart of the recovery. As we all work to build back better post-pandemic it is exciting to see just how air, rail and cruise operators and their trusted suppliers are rethinking and reinventing what they offer to meet new needs in stylish, thoughtful and impressive ways.

The 2023 Onboard Hospitality Awards stands ready to shine a light on your achievements and will recognise innovation and excellence in people, products and services that support the onboard passenger experience

Why Enter?

Recognise your people

Our rigorous and accountable judging process ensures only worthy winners collect an Onboard Hospitality Award. The prestige of each award brings acclaim to your team and boosts in-house morale. It also strengthens client relationships and your company’s reputation. As teams rebuild, HR specialists confirm nothing fuels commitment like awards that make staff feel truly valued.

Spotlight their skills

All entries and winners feature in Onboard Hospitality magazine and onboardhospitality.com for over six months. This is your chance to share your products’ stories and spotlight the creativity and innovation of your teams.

Celebrate your champions

Identify the team behind each product and service entered so we can celebrate the commitment and hard work of the people behind them. Let us share their successes with the whole industry and help rebuild pride and respect for those the recovery is relying on.


Best Onboard Amenities Kit

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

Best Onboard Beverage

To include wines, spirits, cocktails, sodas, juices, smoothies etc served complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin

Catering Innovation of the Year

To include menu concepts and new product or service design served complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin

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

Best Onboard Kids Kit/Service/Catering

To include amenities, services, and food products for kids offered complimentary or as buy-on-board in any cabin

Best Onboard Snack For First/ Business and Premium Economy/ Economy

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

Best for Sustainability Onboard

To include eco, green, light weight and recyclable products

Best Use of Onboard Technology

To include passenger experience items such as headphones, entertainment and connectivity, apps and pre-order facilities, and crew support or security

Best for Onboard Textiles

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

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

Ones to Watch – not yet onboard

New products or services targeting the onboard hospitality sector in all classes for rail, ferry, cruise or air.