Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 31 July 2014

The Moodie Report India

Kreol Travel Retail calls for US$1,000 Indian inbound duty free allowance limit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

INDIA. Kreol Travel Retail CEO A.S. Lal has called on Indian authorities to further raise the inbound duty free allowance for returning residents to US$1,000.

Bombshell as India’s inbound duty free tobacco allowance is halved

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INDIA. Retailers in India and abroad weigh up the repercussions of sudden, draconian cuts in the tobacco allowance. Updated with APTRA comment.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

Indian trade body proposes doubling of duty free liquor allowance to 4 litres

Source: Business Standard - 04/07/14

INDIA. Raising the duty free allowance from the current two litres to four would generate an estimated US$125 million in additional sales, according to ASSOCHAM.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

ACI honours Hyderabad International with ‘Roll of Excellence’ award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

INDIA. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has become the first Indian airport to receive the ‘ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence’ award.

LS travel retail ASPAC hails new klia2 opening and signals expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. LS travel retail ASPAC has hailed the opening of its MY Lifestyle Gallery at klia2, and underlined its aim to expand in multiple trading channels.

Delhi Duty Free welcomes first commercial Airbus A380 flight to India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free welcomed passengers on the inaugural flight of Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 to India on 30 May with gifts and shopping vouchers.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Bangalore International Airport Limited holds inaugural BIAL Pinnacle Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) Pinnacle Awards acknowledge and reward performance excellence in the airport community.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

Retailer and airport numbers climb +8.7% at Singapore show, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference attracted 982 travel retailers and airport landlords this week (+8.7% on 2013), TFWA says.

International visitor spending increases +5% and exceeds long term trend in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 of US$1.4 trillion.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Flemingo Foundation extends activities to India and Kenya

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/14

ASIA/AFRICA. Flemingo International is extending the activities of its charity foundation to India and Kenya, after its work in Sri Lanka with vulnerable children.

ARI overseas profits hit €29.4 million; Dublin and Cork stores flourish

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. ARI's offshore operations post €29.4 million profit in 2013, boosted by €11.3 million in exceptional items, mainly from the disposal of its share in Aerofirst.

Dufry posts solid turnover and EBITDA growth in first quarter of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry’s turnover grew by +9.0% at constant exchange rates in Q1 2014, though there was a strong currency impact in key markets.

Cochin Airport plots ambitious duty free expansion at new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

INDIA. Cochin International Airport Ltd has pledged an impressive commercial offer, including 40,000sq ft of duty free space, at its new international terminal.

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.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

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.

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.

New terminal, new routes drive Bengaluru Airport traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INDIA. New domestic and international routes and enhanced facilities, including the opening of Terminal 1A last year, helped drive annual traffic at Bangalore.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

TFWA reveals workshop line-up for Asia Pacific conference in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed details of four workshops for the first day of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which takes place in Singapore on 12 May.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Heathrow Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

UK. Heathrow Airport handled 4.9 million passengers in February, up +1% on the same month last year, with passengers from China surging by +14.8%.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

LS travel retail and Travel Food Services roll out Relay brand in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

INDIA. Travel Food Services and LS travel retail ASPAC plan to open nine Relay stores this year at Delhi and Kempegowda International (Bengaluru) airports.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

DFS and Flemingo extend at Mumbai, replace ARI/Buddy in Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

INDIA. The DFS/Flemingo partnership has unexpectedly extended its duty free contract to cover the new T2 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International.

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport set for new Terminal 2 opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/14

INDIA. The new Terminal 2 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will welcome its first passengers on Wednesday (12 February).

India to ease tourist access with visas on arrival for most countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INDIA. The government's plan to introduce visas on arrival for visitors from all but eight countries represents a "golden opportunity" for travel retailers in India.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Navi Mumbai RFQ heralds landmark Indian airport development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

INDIA. The winning bidder will build and operate Navi Mumbai International Airport, a major new hub with planned capacity for 60 million passengers.

Pizza Hut opens second outlet at Delhi International Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 03/02/14

INDIA. Located in the Terminal 3 Domestic Departures food court, a new Pizza Hut outlet offers the full menu available in the chain's high street restaurants.

Bangalore International launches range of new passenger services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/01/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Ltd boosts its consumer offer with a series of new concepts, including porter and 'meet and assist' services.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Travel F&B group SSP posts solid rise in sales, strong growth in EBITDA

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14

UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

Ambitious Terminal 2 is inaugurated at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/14

INDIA. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 was inaugurated on Friday, with 200,000sq ft of commercial space and a strong Sense of Place.

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji new T2 to be inaugurated on Friday

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/14

INDIA. A red-letter day in Indian aviation approaches as final touches are put to the newly integrated Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Travel Goods outlet opens at Delhi International Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/13

INDIA. The first Travel Goods branded outlet has opened at Delhi International Airport T3, offering travel accessories plus a range of Indian gifts and souvenirs.