Islamabad—Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with Tourism Australia to be the Official Airline Partner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards in 2017.Under the agreement, the airline will fly the world’s best chefs and food media to Australia for the programme, a celebration of the best in global gastronomy. The events, in Melbourne from 1-7 April, will showcase Australia’s outstanding food and wine culture to an international audience of industry professionals and food lovers including world-leading chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and influencers. Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said the airline was delighted to partner with Tourism Australia and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on such an exciting culinary tourism initiative. “Australia is world-renowned for the exceptional quality of its food and wine offering and the diversity of its culinary experiences. “Bringing the world’s culinary elite to Australia next year to experience its food and wine culture first-hand will further enhance Australia’s reputation as one of the world’s best holiday destinations.