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Deciding Which Travel Industry Award to Apply For

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Not sure which IDEA Award categories to apply for? We can guide you in the right direction based on your industry.

The Skift IDEA Awards recognize and honor companies in the travel industry, such as businesses, agencies, and tech firms, that are having a profound effect on the sector’s future. It is our great pleasure to announce that this prestigious international travel industry award, now in its fifth year, is currently accepting applications for 2023.

To receive the best rate on entries, submit before the early deadline on Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Unless noted in the description, any organization may be eligible for an award, regardless of company type or sector, but in case you’re wondering which category to enter, here are some suggestions based on industry…

Hospitality🏨

HOTELS: Hospitality industry projects defining the future of hotel brands and the guest experience.

SHORT TERM RENTALS: Projects defining the future of short-term rentals.

BUSINESS TRAVEL AWARDS: Projects defining the future of corporate travel planning and experience.

SUSTAINABILITY: The sustainable future award, for projects creating a positive impact on the planet.

PEOPLE & COMMUNITY: Projects leading to social change or benefiting communities.

LEADERSHIP: Highlighting a specific leader whose career has been dedicated to creating a positive impact in travel.

MARKETING: Advertising campaigns created with the intent to drive action. 

CONTENT: Innovative branding or video content, intended to inform or inspire.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

Aviation✈️

AIRLINES: Presented by AIRLINE WEEKLY. Projects defining the future of air travel, aviation, airlines, and the traveler experience.

AIRPORTS: Presented by AIRLINE WEEKLY: Projects defining the future of airports and the traveler experience.

BUSINESS TRAVEL AWARDS: Projects defining the future of corporate travel planning and experience.

SUSTAINABILITY: Projects creating a positive impact for the planet.

PEOPLE & COMMUNITY: Projects leading to social change or benefiting communities.

LEADERSHIP: Highlighting a specific leader whose career has been dedicated to creating a positive impact in travel.

MARKETING: Advertising campaigns created with the intent to drive action. 

CONTENT: Innovative branding or video content, intended to inform or inspire.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

Tourism and Online Travel Agencies🧳

TOURISM: Projects defining the future of leisure tourism, destination marketing and management, and the visitor experience.

TOUR OPERATORS:  Projects defining the future of multi-day tours.

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Projects defining the future of day tours, activities, and experiences.

PHYSICAL EXPERIENCES: Spaces, events, activations, or in-person experiences that utilize a physical environment to impact an end user.

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: A B2C solution that drives experiential outcomes – including payments, consumer apps, smart tech, and anything else along the travel journey.

SUSTAINABILITY: Projects creating a positive impact for the planet.

PEOPLE & COMMUNITY: Projects leading to social change or benefiting communities.

LEADERSHIP: Highlighting a specific leader whose career has been dedicated to creating a positive impact in travel.

BUSINESS TRAVEL AWARDS: Projects defining the future of corporate travel planning and experience.

MARKETING: Advertising campaigns created with the intent to drive action. 

CONTENT: Innovative branding or video content, intended to inform or inspire.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

Travel Technology💻

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: A B2C solution that drives experiential outcomes – including payments, consumer apps, smart tech, and anything else along the travel journey.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

DATA PROVIDER: A B2B research or analytics company that provides critical data and analysis to the industry.

COMMUNICATIONS: A B2B communications team or company that guides brands and industry leaders forward through media and strategy.

BUSINESS OUTCOMES: A B2B service provider who drives sales, marketing, operations, and other business outcomes.

SUSTAINABILITY: Projects creating a positive impact for the planet.

PEOPLE & COMMUNITY: Projects leading to social change or benefiting communities.

LEADERSHIP: Highlighting a specific leader whose career has been dedicated to creating a positive impact in travel.

Finance💰

BUSINESS OUTCOMES: A B2B service provider who drives sales, marketing, operations, and other travel business outcomes.

LEADERSHIP: Highlighting a specific leader whose career has been dedicated to creating a positive impact in travel.

BUSINESS TRAVEL: Projects defining the future of corporate travel planning and experience.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

Travel Content🌎

MARKETING: Advertising campaigns created with the intent to drive action. 

CONTENT: Innovative branding or video content, intended to inform or inspire.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Websites, apps, UX/UI, and creative technologies.

COMMUNICATIONS: A B2B communications travel team or company that guides brands and industry leaders forward through media and strategy.


Why Enter?

  • Exposure and possible recognition of your innovative project with Skift’s travel industry news editors and our VIP judges
  • Coverage on Skift.com, marketing channels, and brand exposure at Skift Global Forum 2023.
  • Complimentary ticket to Skift Global Forum 2023 once chosen along with brand exposure during the opening night event
  • Personalized branding kit for winners to promote their achievements through their own channels, to customers, and the press
  • Credit towards Skift’s premium subscription products

Check out the full category descriptions, entry criteria, and deadline information here – and be sure to submit your world travel award application by March 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET to secure the best entry rates.

Please note: Are you an event or meeting planner interested in world travel awards for conferences? The Skift Meetings Awards celebrate the business event industry’s most respected and innovative suppliers. More information.

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