Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 26 April 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Chinese travel growth to South Korea 'slows' in March to +21.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals rose +21.6% year-on-year in March, a marked slowdown from the +32.9% and +58.4% increases in January and February.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

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.

China Airlines raises the quality bar with launch of FORMIA amenity kits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

CHINA. With the aim of improving customer service, China Airlines has partnered FORMIA to supply amenity kits to Premium Economy and Business Class passengers.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

Kinmen duty free receives boost as shopping allowance is increased

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

TAIWAN. In a big boost to the offshore tourism business, the duty free allowance for visitors to Kinmen has leapt from NTD60,000 to NTD1 million.

Qatar Duty Free courts Chinese spend with UnionPay cardholder promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has launched a promotion offering UnionPay cardholders a -10% discount when they shop at Hamad International Airport up till 20 July.

Hong Kong International Airport calls key consumer technology tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for the Audio/Visual/Electronics concession at Hong Kong International.

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Hong Kong International reveals new-look luxury retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has added ten new luxury brands to its Terminal 1 East Hall portfolio, including a number of firsts for the airport and region.

SSP Group captures F&B contract at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

CHINA. The Asia Pacific division of SSP Group has been awarded a six-year £60 million food & beverage contract at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Hainan offshore duty free categories expanded amid sales boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 20/03/15

CHINA. In a further boost to Hainan Island’s booming offshore duty free sector, the number of categories able to be sold under the policy increases from 17 to 38.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

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.

Bacardi launches green tea leaf spirit Tang with DFS in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Bacardi has launched Tang, a new spirit distilled entirely from green tea leaves, with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport the initial exclusive retail partner.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

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.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea soar by +58.4% in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. One in two arrivals to South Korea in February was from China, confirming the extraordinary momentum and scale of the Chinese visitor wave.

Hong Kong Airport traffic posts robust increase in first two months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2015, to over 10.6 million.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

APTRA launches Mandarin version of its website and newsletter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has recognised the key role of Chinese consumers and retailers in the industry with a Mandarin website.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

King Power’s Sunil Tuli calls for re-think of airport retail tender model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CHINA. At the China's Century conference in Shanghai, King Power Group (HK)'s Sunil Tuli called for more sharing of risk and reward between airport stakeholders.

Moodie Live covers ‘China's Century’ conference 2015 in Shanghai

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 11/03/15

CHINA. The Moodie Report is in Shanghai, where Martin Moodie is bringing real-time coverage of TFWA's ‘China’s Century’ conference via our Moodie Live service.

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Lotte delights in Jeju duty free success as China boom quickens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has pledged its commitment to local brands and a wider range of products after securing a vital downtown duty free licence for Jeju Island.

PATA strikes partnership to help members become 'China Ready'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

ASIA. PATA is now offering the China Ready & Accredited Program, designed to help members more effectively target high-yield mainland Chinese travellers.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

China Southern Airlines boosts capacity to Auckland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. China Southern Airlines has raised the frequency of its Guangzhou-Auckland flights, news that will be of big interest to the airport's duty free bidders.

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific stages Chinese New Year promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The activation at Hong Kong International Airport spotlights nine L’Oréal brands and features an interactive booth highlighting traditional Chinese handicrafts.

Hong Kong International gears up for surge in Chinese New Year traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airport is preparing for Chinese New Year, with 650 extra flights planned and Bangkok, Bali and Phuket the most popular destinations.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Diageo GTME unveils John Walker & Sons King George V limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has released a limited edition design of its John Walker & Sons King George V blended Scotch whisky as a travel retail exclusive.

Hong Kong Airlines marks anniversary with DFASS, reveals surge in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS have marked the first anniversary of their partnership – and announced a +78% surge in sales in 2014.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

Heathrow Airport in seasonal drive to capture Chinese consumer spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has embarked on a drive with its retail partners to encourage spending among Chinese travellers during the Chinese New Year period.

Hong Kong Airlines & DFASS launch live credit card authorisation service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HONG KONG. The service, said to be the first-of-its-kind in the industry, uses Wi-Fi and helps to eliminate inflight credit card fraud, say Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Xi’an Xianyang Airport to open China's first walk-through duty free shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 05/02/15

CHINA. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, a key gateway to China's northwest, is rolling out a series of exciting enhancements to its retail and F&B offer.