Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 20 April 2014

NEWS

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Beirut Duty Free opens new fragrances & cosmetics store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened a new beauty store at Beirut International, featuring improved merchandising for brands in an upscale environment.

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first airside animal assistance bathrooms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The facilities, in the airport’s international and domestic terminals, aim to make travelling easier for passengers with guide dogs and assistance animals.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

Luxottica signs exclusive eyewear licence agreement with Michael Kors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

ITALY. The agreement allows the US luxury goods company to expand its eyewear business, including in travel retail locations worldwide where its collections will be sold.

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Chinese share of South Korean tourism market doubles in five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Five years ago, Japanese visitors accounted for 41.8% of arrivals to South Korea. That figure has now halved as Chinese tourism booms.

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Sim Local to open three new stores at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

UK. The SIM card retailer will open three mores stores at Heathrow by June and aims to expand its travel retail model to other international airports.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

TFWA enlists Colin Powell as World Exhibition conference keynote

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The former US Secretary of State will address conference delegates at TFWA World Exhibition on “leadership in challenging times”.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports open major new fragrances boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. A fragrance line-up with a difference is now on offer to shoppers at Abu Dhabi International Airport following the formal opening of a major new DFS boutique.

DFS unveils Masters of Fragrances and new flagship store in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the venue for DFS Group’s inaugural Masters of Fragrances and the retailer’s new Fragrances by DFS airport boutique.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

Finavia spotlights Finnish nature and design with Helsinki Airport exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

FINLAND. The Luonnos exhibition features works by 12 Finnish contemporary designers inspired by the landscapes, colours, sounds and materials of Lapland.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

Muscat Duty Free and Travelex launch joint promotion at Muscat Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has teamed up with Travelex in a promotion at Muscat International Airport, where passengers can win prizes and shopping discounts.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Canadian to the core at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt returns from a whirlwind North America visit with frontline reports from Montréal Trudeau Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport T5.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

Aer Lingus renews inflight retail offer with Boutique launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

IRELAND. The airline has rebranded its inflight offer and added 80 new products to the Boutique range, including several from Irish suppliers.

Chinese demand for luxury watches remains strong at Baselworld

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

A strong Chinese delegation made its presence felt at Baselworld 2014, with luxury brands keen to reach Chinese travellers at major hubs.

DFS Group prepares to unveil its debut Masters of Fragrances event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

UAE. DFS Group tonight hosted a welcome dinner at the Monte Carlo Beach Club in Abu Dhabi, on the eve of its inaugural Masters of Fragrances event.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

GMR-Megawide consortium wins Mactan Cebu Airport privatisation bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

PHILIPPINES. The group will more than double passenger capacity and build a separate international terminal at the country's second-biggest airport.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

Dubai Duty Free set to support popular Spring Trials race meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

UAE/UK. Dubai Duty Free will sponsor the annual Spring Trials meeting at Newbury racecourse, a high-profile event in the UK racing calendar, this weekend.

EU Parliament endorses industry push for fairer credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has moved closer to securing lower fees from credit card companies after the latest EU Parliament vote.

Heinemann enters Asian cruise market with launch of Ocean Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore Cruise Centre to open two stores at the rapidly growing Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

Larnaka Airport partners launch ‘Trinity’ initiative to showcase Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Cyprus Airports Food & Beverage and Hermes Airports are collaborating in a drive to showcase the island’s culture at Larnaka Airport.