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Onboard Hospitality - - Welcome - Julie Bax­ter Edi­tor, On­board Hospi­tal­ity

ev­ery year just seems to get busier. No sooner was WTCE in Ham­burg over and I was head­ing to APOT in Aus­tralia. And as the farewells rang out there, we looked ahead to In­noTrans in Berlin and IFSA/APEX in Bos­ton, not to men­tion the shows we at­tend in Lon­don.

Now we have added our own On­board Hospi­tal­ity Fo­rum - Asia in Sin­ga­pore to the sched­ule (see page 29) and my pass­port stamps con­firm what you al­ready know - ours is a truly global in­dus­try!

I'm not com­plain­ing. De­spite the has­sles that some­times go with travel and the pre-de­par­ture stress of pre­par­ing for events, we all know it is these op­por­tu­ni­ties to come face-to-face with international col­leagues, clients and com­peti­tors that re­ally bring the in­dus­try to life. Travel gives us the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the lat­est in on­board hospi­tal­ity our­selves too, to see first hand the cul­ture and cuisines of other na­tions and to tap into ex­per­tise and in­sights of other re­gions.

This is what keeps us cur­rent, brings new en­ergy to our own ini­tia­tives and fires up our en­thu­si­asms. In this is­sue you'll find pre­views for all com­ing events, along­side world­wide trends and in­no­va­tions. We like to think we're at the heart of it all, ea­gerly look­ing out for the next global de­vel­op­ment and recog­nis­ing ex­cel­lence with our 2019 On­board Hospi­tal­ity Awards, now open for en­tries. Safe trav­els all and en­joy the jour­ney!

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