The Frontier Awards are free to enter - begin by choosing a category below.

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ENTRY DEADLINE 14 JUNE

Airport Operator of the Year

Maximising ancillary revenues are critical to airport operators’ commercial success. The airport operator of the year category recognises and awards the processes integral to this success.

Airport Retailer of the Year

This award recognises travel retailers working across several airports or a solo operation. The awards will go to the top achiever across a range of factors including profitability, assortment, retail environment and customer service. 

Border, Downtown or Non-Airport Retailer of the Year

This award is aimed at those retailers that work outside the airport environment, including such outlets as border stores and downtown operations, which remain an integral component to the industry. It also extends to ports, railways and trade-free zones, as well as military and diplomatic compounds.
This sector tends to be less visible as a sales channel than airports, so it needs to work hard to boost its profile within the travel trade sector. 

Collaboration of the Year

Partnership is very much the name of the game as we move towards a more competitive retail environment. This award is intended to acknowledge those who have worked together, often across category and industry divides, in order to grow business for all concerned.

Cruise or Ferry Line Retailer of the Year

This award recognises the importance of a rapidly growing channel within the industry. This sector has specific requirements and operators must demonstrate that they are able to meet these in a creative, timely and appropriate manner in order to drive sales. 

CSR Initiative of the Year

Open to individuals, team efforts or businesses in global travel retail that have shown an impressive commitment to corporate social responsibility through their activities over the past year which have had a demonstrable positive impact.

Inflight Retailer of the Year

As an enduring recognition of artistry in the air, the Inflight retailer of the year award reflects excellence in retailing within a highly challenging marketplace.

Retailer Campaign of the Year

The best travel retail consumer engagement/marketing campaign, activation or pop-up by a retailer, judged against a range of factors including campaign, innovation, activation concept and consumer impact.

Speciality Concept of the Year

Speciality concepts are permanent stores/initiatives that help to make the travel retail offer fresher and more engaging for the consumer, often offering a point of differentiation in the market/location. 

Supplier Campaign of the Year

The best travel retail consumer engagement/marketing campaign, activation or pop-up by a supplier, judged against a range of factors including campaign, innovation, activation concept and consumer impact.

Supplier of the Year

Brands are the cornerstone of the travel retail offering and suppliers must be innovative and collaborative to achieve recognition in the highly competitive travel retail arena.

Star Product of the Year (Under $100)

The best new product in travel retail in any category under $100 judged against a range of factors including commercial success, suitability to channel, quality and brand visibility. Each winner must prove that its SKU has been a revelation for the supplier and has helped drive sales for the retailers.

Supplying samples 
Please note that entrants into this category are required to post a sample of the product to each of our judges (approximately 5 to 10 samples). Samples will only be accepted from 1 - 5 June but we will contact you closer to the time with further details. If you have any questions about this please contact our Event Manager, Emma, on emma.parslow@emap.com or 0044 (0) 20 82538721.

Star Product of the Year ($100-$300)

The best new product in travel retail in any category in the $100 to $300 price point range. This award will be judged against a range of factors including commercial success, suitability to channel, quality and brand visibility. Each winner must prove that its SKU has been a revelation for the supplier and has helped drive sales for the retailers.

Supplying samples 
Please note that entrants into this category are required to post a sample of the product to each of our judges (approximately 5 to 10 samples). Samples will only be accepted from 1 - 5 June but we will contact you closer to the time with further details. If you have any questions about this please contact our Event Manager, Emma, on emma.parslow@emap.com or 0044 (0) 20 82538721.

Star Product of the Year (Over $300)

The best new product in travel retail in any category over $300 judged against a range of factors including commercial success, suitability to channel, quality and brand visibility. Each winner must prove that its SKU has been a revelation for the supplier and has helped drive sales for the retailers.

Supplying samples 
Please note that entrants into this category are required to post a sample of the product either to each of our judges (approximately 5 to 10 samples) OR to provide a sample to view on the Judging Day. Samples will only be accepted from 1 - 5 June but we will contact you closer to the time with further details. If you have any questions about this please contact our Event Manager, Emma, on 
emma.parslow@emap.com or 0044 (0) 20 82538721.

Talent of Tomorrow in partnership with Ethos Farm

The Talent of Tomorrow Awards have been established by Frontier Magazine and Ethos Farm to recognise the achievements of colleagues from Global Travel Retail who represent our talent pipeline and the next generation of influencers in our industry. 

Technology Success Story of the Year

This category is open to established or new technology innovations in travel retail from all stakeholders, whether that is a sales-generating social media presence, an interactive marketing campaign, or a new digital tool to enhance commercial performance. 

Entrants can be from a ‘landlord’, retailer or brand. 
Judging Criteria
• Describe the motivations and drivers behind the concept
• Demonstrate how the technology has impacted positively on the travel retail sector/business and the customer
• Entrants must show how the technology has resulted in measurable business benefits such as uptake by stakeholders; customers; effect on sales and customer satisfaction

Travel Retail Exclusive of the Year

Limited editions and exclusives are key to the differentiation of the travel retail industry’s offer. With this award we celebrate the products that really bring a ‘wow’ factor to the channel and helps ramp up sales in duty free.

Supplying samples 
Please note that entrants into this category are required to post a sample of the product to each of our judges (approximately 5 to 10 samples). Samples will only be accepted from 1 - 5 June but we will contact you closer to the time with further details. If you have any questions about this please contact our Event Manager on emma.parslow@emap.com or 0044 (0) 20 82538721.