NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AFAR Media named OTG a Travel Visionary when the magazine announced that OTG will receive the magazine's 2016 Travel Vanguard Award tonight in recognition of their exceptional efforts to improve travelers’ experiences, by re-imagining dining experiences at airports throughout North America.

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OTG is unlike any other in the category, focusing not just on diverse offerings of excellent dining options, they also focus on design and technology, creating new ways that travelers may experience and enjoy their time and space, en route to their next destination.

"It's a particular honor to be included in AFAR's shortlist of travel service providers who are making a difference to how North Americans travel,” said Rick Blatstein, OTG's CEO.  "We’re big fans of AFAR’s discriminating taste and style and if they determine we’re doing something well, we’re both thrilled and humbled.  This recognition is received on behalf of our 4,000 crewmembers as we salute their extraordinary efforts at our 11 airports across North America.  But just wait for what’s in store: the best is yet to come!”

OTG is currently completing its $120 million re-imagining of United Airlines' Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport.  They are also working with United to transform its hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental and with American Airlines in Philadelphia.

AFAR's awards will be held tonight in Manhattan.

About OTG
OTG is a high-growth company that is transforming the airport travel experience for millions of travelers every year. OTG combines world-class hospitality and award-winning cuisine with innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. OTG's restaurant concepts are complemented by the company's tablet experience, which was the first of its kind in its industry. Since 1996, OTG has been redefining the guest experience in airports, transforming the way passengers interact with the terminal. The Company is currently one of the leading airport food and beverage operators in North America with more than 300 restaurant and retail locations across 11 airports.

Media Contact:
Eric Brinker
Vice President of Experience, OTG

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