The desires and wants of the traveler are the emphasis of the judging practice for the Airline Amenity Bag Awards. Across the world Amenity Kits are designed with the traveler in mind, and it is for this reason TravelPlus consider it is important that their needs are, and continue to be, reflected in the design of the product on-board.
The judging adheres to the TPLUS criteria – Trend, Pleasure, Luxury, Usability and Style, all from the traveler’s perspective. Judges are carefully screen and enlisted ensuring that they are qualified to judge having had to have taken a minimum of six return flights in the past twelve months for either business, leisure or a combination of both.
The judging is undertaken in small focus groups with judges having the relative travel experience for the categories they judge. Each group is moderated ensuring the TPLUS criteria are adhered to. In using small focus groups of travelers the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards truly echo the passengers view and remain truly objective and impartial.
Our thanks to all of those who have given their valuable time to judged, moderate and contributed to this years awards:
- Susan Ward Davies – Travel & Lifestyle Director, ELLE magazine & elleuk.com,
- Stuart Singleton-White – Senior Manager Rainforest Alliance
- Paul Lawrence – Chief Underwriting Officer, Hiscox PLC
- Simon Lee – Head of Airline and Aerospace, Travelers Syndicate Management
- Tanya Lawrence – Leisure Traveler
- Dr Danny Sriskandarajah – Director General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
- Stephen Banks – Director of Sales & Marketing Africa, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa
- Chrissie Sunderland – Director & Ex BA First Class Cabin Crew
- Sam Thomas – Executive PA Investment Bank
- Catherine Brown – Leisure & Business Traveller Management Trainer & Training Consultant
- Heather Overy – Leisure Traveler
- Dr Martin Buttle – Senior Supply Chain Consultant, Made-By
- James Air – Associate Publisher, Travel Daily Media – UK & Middle East