Aberdeen International Airport has been awarded the National Geographic Traveller’s Award for innovation.
Presented with the award at a ceremony in London last night, Aberdeen Airport joined the likes of Eurostar, Emirates, and the Tianmen Skywalk in China.
The airport’s Therapets project, a partnership with Canine Concern Scotland Trust, is designed to reduce anxiety associated with travelling through interaction with therapy dogs.
The initiative has now been internationally acknowledged as industry leading.
Now in its fifth year, the National Geographic Traveller Readers Awards highlight the best places, experiences, hotels and personalities in meaningful travel.
Steve Szalay, Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “Being awarded for innovation from the readers of National Geographic Traveller is a huge honour.
“Some of the people and organisations being awarded at the ceremony last night are household names and iconic locations. Being mentioned in the same breath as some of them is a privilege itself.
“Our Therapets dogs are already much-loved by our regular passengers, but it’s great to see the work they – and of course their human colleagues – do recognised by such a prestigious globally-read travel magazine.”