Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 30 November 2015


‘Move, Nourish & Believe’: Lorna Jane Active Living Room opens in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

AUSTRALIA. In a global airport first, Sydney Airport passengers can now enjoy a premium yoga session before boarding their flights.

'One Airport Journey. One Holistic Experience' with Westfield

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

USA. Technology that is revolutionising the customer experience was showcased at a crucial and pioneering forum hosted by Westfield Corporation.

Munich Airport celebrates the festive season with its Winter Market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

GERMANY. Munich Airport Center opens its annual Winter Market offering passengers a programme of shopping, food and drinks and entertainment.

The Moodie Online Interview – Michael Bickers of Play9: 'We simply get kids'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

First Brisbane Airport, next the world. "Global domination within industries for highly engaging interactive play worlds," says General Manager Michael Bickers.

Sydney Airport enhances consumer experience with new digital platform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport's new digital content platform includes enhanced Wi-Fi and tailored advertising and entertainment content for travellers.

Plaza Premium opens new SkyTeam lounge at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Group partners with SkyTeam to manage the airline group’s new lounge at Hong Kong International, which opened last week.

Abu Dhabi Airports broadens car rental offer at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

UAE. Fast Rent a Car and Avis UAE join the line-up of car rental companies at Abu Dhabi International's Skypark Plaza, which serves demand from travellers and locals.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

L’Oréal hails performance of Dermacenter units in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

L’Oréal reports “very promising” results from its Dermacenter travel retail concept stores, and underlines the vital role of health in driving beauty purchases.

Perth Airport develops new retail and dining in International Departures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport today opened a refurbished International Terminal Departures lounge, with a range of new retail and dining amenities.

Booster Juice eyes expansion for its network of airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

CANADA. With more than 300 outlets in Canada, the smoothie and juice chain plans to increase its international presence, with airports key to growth.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport launches new brand identity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

USA. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport today revealed its new logo and corporate branding, with the tag line ‘Travel. Transformed.’

Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Winnipeg International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

CANADA. Plaza Premium Group opened a new airport lounge at Winnipeg Richardson International this week, as it extends its presence in Canada.

‘The world’s largest stage’: Dubai International as a global music hub

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

UAE. Dubai Airports says that MusicDXB sets a new standard for global travel and turns the busiest international airport into the world’s largest stage.

Sailor Jerry introduces the art of tattooing to Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

In a world first, William Grant & Sons and Aer Rianta International have turned a corner of Auckland Airport into a tattoo ‘parlour’ featuring a renowned artist.

Nestlé International Travel Retail leads Trinity campaign at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. A Trinity partnership with Focus Network Agencies and Changi Airport Group brings the beach to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Hong Kong International Airport plots next commercial expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan outlines some of the airport's big projects to The Moodie Report in advance of The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong next month.

Brisbane Airport unveils major artwork by acclaimed Aboriginal artist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport brilliantly captures the important notion of Sense of Place with a stunning display of works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori.

FLIO named among the best new Apps listed on the App Store home page

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

UK. New airport App FLIO has been featured on Apple’s App Store home page as one of its 'Best New Apps' following its launch on 4 August.

Frankfurt Airport App ensures nothing is lost in translation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Reading foreign language signs at the airport can be a struggle for some – but not at Frankfurt where a new App is translating them for global travellers.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

Plaza Premium refuels Heathrow T2 passengers with Power Breakfast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Airport Services company Plaza Premium Lounge has launched a Power Breakfast initiative at its Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens new facility at Changi T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

SINGAPORE. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launch its new independent lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Ever Rich extends art gallery drive to Taichung and Kaohsiong airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich has extended its drive to promote the art and culture of Taiwan with new initiatives at Taichung and Kaohsiong international airports.

Los Angeles World Airports and Delta complete renovation of LAX T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have completed the US$229 million renovation of Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5.

Keflavik Airport issues tenders for foreign exchange and banking services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

ICELAND. Keflavik Airport operator Isavia is seeking proposals for the operation of foreign exchange, ATMs and VAT refund services at Iceland‘s major gateway.

Picture Gallery: Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge Management officially opened its first independent lounge at London Heathrow T4 on Friday; we bring you images of the ceremony.

Boingo awarded Wi-Fi concession contract at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless Inc has won a seven-year, US$5.9 million contract to upgrade, manage, operate and market the Wi-Fi network at LAX.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol introduces centralised security system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol switched over to centralised security today, in a move aimed at improving service to passengers.

Aruba Airport launches ‘world first’ scheme to ease passenger journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

ARUBA. Aruba Airport, in partnership with Schiphol Group, has launched a scheme using facial technology that aims to smooth the traveller's journey through the airport.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Abu Dhabi Airports names Al Musbah Group as car parking partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has named Al Musbah Group as concessionaire for services including car parking, baggage wrapping and the Airport Service Centre.

Qatar Duty Free opens express beauty salon at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/04/15

QATAR. Nails offers nail, hair and beauty services to passengers looking for last-minute treatments prior to their departure from Hamad International.

Eye Airports launches campaign to help travellers trace lost luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. The Trace Me luggage tracker is being showcased across the UK on digital screens at airports under a new campaign launched by Eye.

Heathrow extends consumer service with smart screens in T2 Arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Screens in the T2 baggage reclaim zones show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to Central London.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

Over one-fifth of world’s top 100 airports still not mobile-ready, says report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. 22% of the world’s top 100 airports still don’t have their own app or a mobile-friendly web page, according to mobile app developer M2Mobi.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

OTG seeks Expressions of Interest for retail at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Master developer and travel restaurateur OTG has issued Expressions of Interest for duty free and speciality retail stores at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost partners QikServe to offer mobile ordering and payment solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

The ‘Waiter in your Pocket’ app, developed by QikServe, allows customers to order and pay directly by mobile phone and is now being rolled out at Schiphol Airport.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre at Piarco AeroPark.

Gebr Heinemann launches new mobile app for consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has launched a new mobile app, with a range of new functions and information about shopping with Heinemann Duty Free.

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Key commercial partners capture Schiphol Consumers Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group’s leading business partners captured many of its Consumers Awards last week, across a range of categories.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

Dubai Airports launches new car rental booking service with

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

UAE. Passengers can now rent a car directly from the Dubai Airports website, thanks to a new partnership between the airport operator and

Abu Dhabi Airports boost passenger experience with T1 investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has enhanced some vital passenger facilities at Abu Dhabi International Terminal 1 - a move likely to boost commercial dwell times.