Etihad, Tourism Australia partner for 50 Best Restaurants award

DELHI: Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with Tourism Australia to be the Official Airline Partner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards in 2017. The airline will fly the world’s best chefs and food media to Australia for the programme.

The events, in Melbourne from 1-7 April, will showcase Australia’s food and wine culture to an international audience of industry professionals and food lovers including world-leading chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and influencers.

The new partnership deepens the airline’s existing five-year, $30 million investment in Australian tourism signed in 2015.

Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said the airline was delighted to partner withTourism Australia and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on such an exciting culinary tourism initiative.

“Bringing the world’s culinary elite to Australia next year to experience its food and wine culture first-hand will further enhance Australia’s reputation as one of the world’s best holiday destinations. It will also enable us to showcase our own food philosophy and hospitality offering to some of the biggest names in food and wine in the world today. The culinary inspiration we draw from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards will bring us another step closer to our goal of being the best restaurant in the sky.”

Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said Etihad Airways was a natural fit as airline partner for World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

“Etihad Airways has gained an enviable reputation within the airline industry for the quality of the dining experience it offers its passengers, both in the air and on the ground. They have truly embraced our Restaurant Australia campaign and are a natural choice as airline partner for a culinary event of this stature,” he said.

Etihad Airways currently has 223 Inflight Chefs and 487 Food and Beverage Managers, offering its premium cabin guests premium hospitality experiences.
Musafir Namah Bureau


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