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Skift IDEA Awards

Celebrating the big ideas defining the future of travel.

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The Skift IDEA Awards recognizes companies defining the future of travel through innovation, design, and experiences across the consumer journey. The awards honor inspiring work from brands, agencies, and tech providers creating better ways to travel — from architecture to interiors, digital to events, tech to transportation, and everything in between.


Key Dates

Winners announced in September

April 17

Early
Deadline

$449 per entry

May 15

Regular
Deadline

$549 per entry

June 5

Final
Deadline

$699 per entry

Award Categories

Innovation

Tech-fueled innovations that show us what the future looks like

Hospitality
Award for best innovation in hospitality
Airport
Award for best airport innovation
In-Flight
Award for best in-flight innovation
Destination
Award for best destination innovation
Cruise
Award for best cruise innovation
Meetings & Events
Award for best innovation in the Meetings & Events sector
Business Travel
Award for best business travel innovation
Ground Transport
Award for best innovation in ground transportation

Design

Distinguished spaces and smarter ways to travel

Guest Suite
Award for best overall room design, including tech, and amenities for overnight guests
Public Space
Award for best public space designed for guests and locals to meet, work and play - including lobbies, co-working, outdoors, and integrated retail spaces
Cabin Design
Award for best cabin design, including train, plane, ship, or automobile
Consumer Product
Award for best travel consumer product, gear, or gadget
Luxury Hospitality
Award for best luxury or high-end hospitality space
Accessibility & Inclusion
Award for best design solution that ensures differently-abled travelers access and inclusion within a travel experience
Event Venue
Award for best venue for meetings and events
Lounge
Award for best lounge, including airport lounges, clubhouses, and private members clubs

Experience

Awe-inspiring moments that fulfill a traveler’s desires

Culinary Experience
Award for best travel experience where food and beverage are a central component
Wellness
Award for best wellness travel experience
Adventure
Award for best adventure travel experience
Family Travel
Award for best family travel experience
Exhibit/Popup
Award for best temporary exhibit or pop up experience
Arts, Music & Entertainment
Award for best travel experience where art, music, or entertainment is the central component
Cultural Heritage
Award for best travel experience focusing on cultural heritage
Surprise & Delight
Award for best ‘surprise & delight’ moment during a travel experience, whether digital or in-person

Grand Prix

Consistent excellence at scale

Brand of the Year: Hospitality
Award for the consumer brand defining the future of hospitality through consistent excellence across innovation, design, and experiences
Brand of the Year: Transport
Award for the consumer brand defining the future of transportation through consistent excellence across innovation, design, and experiences
Agency of the Year: Hospitality
Award for the agency defining the future of hospitality across multiple projects / Award to agency empowering their clients to define the future of hospitality
Agency of the Year: Transport
Award for the agency defining the future of transportation across multiple projects / Award to agency empowering their clients to define the future of transportation
Tech Provider of the Year
Award for the technology provider empowering a best-in-class experience for travelers and brand partners
Most Responsible Brand
Award for the brand driving positive change by bringing social and environmental sustainability to the forefront

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