Etihad Airways has been chosen by Tourism Australia as the official airline of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, the prestigious celebration of the best of all things food and drink that has chosen Melbourne as its host city for the April 2017 ceremony. Etihad will be flying in critically acclaimed chefs and food media to the event, where Australia’s impressive food and wine culture will be on display for locals and tourists visiting the beautiful city.
It is a logical partnership with Etihad Airways, which is known for its strong reputation in top quality dining – in fact, Etihad has taken inspiration from elite restaurants to change how airline dining is viewed.
“[Etihad Airways] have truly embraced our Restaurant Australia campaign and are a natural choice as airline partner for a culinary event of this stature,” said John O’Sullivan, Tourism Australia Managing Director.
The collaboration reinforces Etihad Airways’ commitment to Australia; in 2015, the airline signed a five-year, $30 million investment in Australian tourism.
“Australia is world-renowned for the exceptional quality of its food and wine offering and the diversity of its culinary experiences. 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,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ CEO.
The airline employs chefs with extensive professional experience to ensure guests are receiving the best meals and hospitality possible. In First Class, meals are tailor-made for each person, and chefs have access to an abundance of fresh ingredients. Business Class gets quality service too, and chefs prepare healthy, innovative meals.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards will take place in Melbourne, Victoria, from 1-7 April. It promises to be a unmissable occasion for lovers of gastronomy all around the world.