Technology now touches everything. It's giving us options and opportunities at every turn, and if we harvest all the digital data it's producing, we're promised our businesses will finally fulfil their true potential.
Well maybe. Technology certainly is giving every business in our sector pause for thought. It's impacting catering logistics and service delivery, pushing personalisation forward and reeling in revenue opportunities. It certainly matters, so be sure to check out the latest insights in our Onboard Entertainment and Connectivity supplement.
But as we prepare for the WTCE and AIX in Hamburg, it will be the touch and taste of more tangible products and some real 'face time' that will give the industry renewed energy and momentum.
This is the moment the industry steps up and shines, as new innovations are unveiled and creative reimaginings of the onboard experience come centre stage. We'll be there with our biggest team yet, touring the stands, moderating the Taste of Travel Theatre programme and announcing the winners of the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards. This issue is largely a study of the events to come with an extensive show preview and full details of our award finalists, plus very much more. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you there!