Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 24 October 2014


Global passenger traffic to more than double by 2034 says IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Traffic will grow by +4.1% a year on average to 7.3 billion according to the International Air Transport Association’s first 20-year forecast.

Airport promotions are missing the mark, new consumer research shows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL ICLP has revealed new research highlighting the opportunity in providing tailored and targeted communication of retail promotions.

Chinese and Hong Kong tax free spend in UK surges in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The start of the academic year has provided a boost for retailers as families accompany international students to the UK, according to Global Blue.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

m1nd-set launches online forum for passengers and travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The consumer research company has developed the forum to facilitate dialogue between travellers and the travel retail industry.

Dubai Duty Free reclaims title as world’s biggest airport retail operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

UAE. The retailer cites Generation Research’s latest numbers as Dubai International claims the top position among the world's airports for a fourth time.

Maxxium Travel Retail hails solid performance of whisky portfolio in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

Maxxium Travel Retail reports a successful 2013, with stellar performances particularly from its whisky brands contributing to an overall volume sales growth of +2%.

Rémy Cointreau first-half sales maintain downward trend in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

Rémy Martin sales fell -13.4% in the first half of the fiscal year due to continued destocking in Asia, contributing to overall sales decline of -5.6% to €471.8 million.

Consumer confidence growing in Asia, claims MasterCard study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Confidence among the region’s consumers has reached its highest point in ten years according to an index published by MasterCard.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports maintain moderate growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific airports posted passenger traffic growth of +3.3% while Middle Eastern traffic grew by +9.0% in the month of August, according to ACI.

South Korea records slower growth in Chinese visitor arrivals in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals grew by +18% in August, a marked deceleration compared with recent months according to the Korea Tourism Organization.

Heathrow Airport records busiest September for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.58 million passengers in September, up marginally (+0.3%) year-on-year and an all-time record for the month.

"Remarkable" passenger traffic growth at European airports in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

EUROPE. ACI Europe hails a particularly strong month for European Union airports as they outperform relative to wider economic conditions.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Cost of Spanish airports retention weighs heavily on World Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The onerous cost burden of retaining its Spanish airports duty free business was spelled out yesterday by World Duty Free Group to investors.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in August traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International grew +24.8% in August with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Doha, Manila, and Bahrain as the top five destinations.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 is now available to purchase. Read on for details of how to reserve your copy of this important benchmarking report.

Canadian airport duty free sales rise +22% as land border sales dip slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

CANADA. Airport duty free sales in Canada rose +22.0% year-on-year to C$32 million in August, while land border duty free sales fell -0.44% to C$19.7 million.

Asian duty free liquor volumes tumble in 2013, reports The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The region lost volume as well as market share during a turbulent year in which sales decreased by -4.4%; the first time sales in any region have declined since 2009.

Singapore Changi Airport sees marginal decline in passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

SINGAPORE. Traffic fell -0.6% to 4.65 million, with improved traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel.

Thai airports see smaller decline in passenger traffic for month of August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has posted a decline of -8.94% in international passengers to 4.39 million in August, an improvement over previous months.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Dubai International passenger traffic surges as runway work completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International bounced back from a three-month slump resulting from a runway upgrade to climb sharply in August.

The IWSR enhances data offer with Radius product innovation tracker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

The IWSR has acquired the Radius product innovation tracker, which will complement and add more qualitative information to the IWSR’s range of data and reports.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show steady traffic growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has reported a +3.5% increase in Asia Pacific passenger traffic for the month of July, while Middle East traffic grew by +5.0%.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports shows solid growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +4.6% year-on-year in July, ACI Europe has reported. Non-EU airports surged ahead by +6.3%.

Network Rail delivers +6.1% retail growth in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

UK. Network Rail station retail sales rose +6.1% year-on-year in the latest quarter, with King's Cross and Liverpool Lime Street the strongest performing locations.

Tampa Airport projected to hit record high revenues in 2015 budget

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

USA. Tampa International Airport is on track to exceed US$200 million in operating revenues during FY2015 – a +3.3% rise over revenues budgeted for FY14.

Dubai International passenger traffic passes five million for 19th month

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International remained above five million for the 19th straight month in July, though volumes slipped due to runway works.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge in July; land border sales up over +1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

CANADA. Canadian duty free sales saw positive growth in July, with airports posting sales growth of +20% and land border stores seeing sales increases of +1.09%.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.7% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport for July, with the total hitting 1.7 million.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

UK tax free sales at five-year low as visitors face currency woes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. International tax free spend in the UK has fallen by -4% for the seven months to July as major visitor groups wrestle with economic uncertainty.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Strong sales growth for Andrew Peller Ltd as Peller Estates sweeps awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

The company has reported strong sales performance for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, as it celebrates several award wins for Peller Estates Icewines.

Vienna Airport profit grows as currency weakness hits Russian and Turkish spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

AUSTRIA. Slower spending from key passenger groups dented retail and food & beverage revenues at Vienna Airport, up by just €0.4 million.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.