Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016
At the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards in 2017, Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with Tourism Australia as the official airline partner to fly global culinary experts to Australia. This event is slated to begin in Melbourne next year from 1-7 April.
The awards will feature Australia’s excellent food and wine culture to an international audience of industry professionals and food lovers including famous chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and influencers. The awards will be a global gastronomic celebration, with the airlines flying acclaimed chefs and food media to the event.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer said that they are happy to collaborate with Tourism Australia for such a prestigious culinary tourism initiative. He said that Australia is well-known for its first-rate food and wine offerings and diversity of culinary experiences.
This award ceremony with the world’s culinary elites will further increase Australia’s reputation as one of the best holiday destinations of the world. On the other hand, this event will help the airline to showcase its own food and hospitality services to some of the biggest names in food and wine today.
Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said Etihad Airways was a natural choice, since they offer the ‘best restaurant in the sky’. The airline has earned enviable reputation for its quality dining experience offered to its passengers both on air and ground. The dining services offered by this airline are unique with innovation and cutting-edge culinary and beverage trends. Its first-class cabins have professional in-flight chefs delivering exquisite dining experience suited to match individual guest’s taste.
Its pantry is always well-stocked with freshest ingredients. Business class has specialist food and beverage managers overseeing every preparation and recommending the perfect menu and beverage. The airline has a boutique in-flight cellar. No doubt, the airline is considered the world’s best.