Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 November 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

China’s State Council affirms decision to open more duty free Arrivals stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

CHINA. The State Council confirms permission for more Arrivals duty free stores to be opened, a move designed to increase domestic consumption.

MTR Corporation calls tender for duty free stores at Hong Kong stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

HONG KONG. MTR Corp invites retailers, through The Moodie Report, to express their interest in duty free tenders at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations.

Lagardère Travel Retail revenue dips on distribution divestments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in Europe buoyed Lagardère Travel Retail in the first nine months, though revenue dipped due to the deconsolidation of distribution activities.

HNA and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group strike partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

CHINA. HNA Tourism Group and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group have signed a vital partnership to develop short-stay and family leisure tourism in China.

Hong Kong International Airport launches major shopping promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has launched a shopping promotion that includes a cash coupon of HK$5,000 and free delivery to Greater China.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

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.

Rebound in Europe fuels global growth in tourist arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Buoyed by healthy gains in Europe, international tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first eight months of 2015, according to the UNWTO.

Surprise new Chinese travel hotspots emerge in latest Air4Casts report

Source: Air4Casts - 04/11/15

CHINA. Travel retailers in locations as diverse as Turkey, Austria, Finland and Switzerland should be studying the buying habits of Chinese travellers more closely.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

Shinsegae Duty Free secures Korean products operation in Hainan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

CHINA. South Korean travel retailer Shinsegae Duty Free has secured a five-year agreement to operate a Korean products store at Mission Hills Resort’s offshore duty free complex.

ACI Asia-Pacific extends cooperation with China airports association

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Civil Airports Association to strengthen mutual collaboration.

Airline strikes hit Frankfurt Airport passenger numbers in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

GERMANY. Strikes at Lufthansa forced Frankfurt's passenger volumes down in September, and there were mixed fortunes for Fraport's overseas airports.

Hong Kong International awards retail and dining contracts in T1 West Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

HONG KONG. Some 33 brands will take their place in the shopping and dining line-up at Hong Kong Airport's West Hall after contracts are awarded.

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Emily Wong to senior Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services has named Emily Wong as Vice President & General Manager, Asia, a newly created position in a fast-growing market.

'Value for money’ key Chinese demand, says Air4Casts traveller survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

CHINA. UK analyst Air4Casts’ latest quarterly Chinese traveller survey offers the travel retail channel plenty of cause for optimism.

HNA’s investment in housing rental site to boost offshore duty free in Hainan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

CHINA. US$78 million investment in Airbnb-like website for Chinese travellers will drive tourism in Hainan and ultimately its offshore duty free market.

Hong Kong International Airport calls convenience store tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for convenience store concessions airside and landside, with a bid deadline of 22 October.

CDFG set to open Arrivals stores and extend e-commerce offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 17/09/15

CHINA. China Duty Free Group is set for a major expansion with plans to open a chain of Arrivals duty free shops, and further boost its e-commerce offer.

From consumers to the digital challenge: Trinity Forum 2015 begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum's first day assessed the challenges of engaging consumers in the digital age, and saw the induction of DFS Co-Founder Bob Miller into the Travel Retail Hall of Fame.

Lagardère Travel Retail debuts luxury stores at Kunming Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

CHINA. Lagardère Travel Retail opens a new luxury brands zone at Kunming Changshui International after a commercial upgrade in Departures.

Lagardère Travel Retail wins fashion contracts at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

HONG KONG. Lagardère Travel Retail has been awarded a series of fashion concessions at Hong Kong International Airport, after a tender.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

MCM opens duty paid store at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

The 75sq m outlet, the brand’s first in a domestic departure area in China, underlines MCM’s plans to extend its presence in international travel retail.

Passenger traffic hits new heights at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time record for the second month in a row, with volumes reaching 6.3 million in August.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Lotte Duty Free launches road show to drive Chinese tourism to Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

SOUTH KOREA/CHINA. Lotte Duty Free is playing a key role in rejuvenating Chinese tourism to Korea after MERS, as sales from this key visitor group turn the corner.

One week to go to Trinity Forum 2015; online registration closes today

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HONG KONG. Online registration for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference closes today but on-site registration will be available.

July ‘a banner month’ for global airport passenger traffic, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +7.9% year-on-year in July, making it "a banner month" for aviation, reports ACI.

Hong Kong International tenders latest mid-priced fashion concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has called a tender for a casual or sportswear concession in Terminal 1, with a deadline of 6 October.

Momentum builds for Trinity Forum; over 350 delegates set to attend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

HONG KONG. More than 350 delegates have registered to attend this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place in less than two weeks in Hong Kong.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

Hainan Duty Free sales leap by +45% in first half as expansion looms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHINA. Hainan Duty Free sales climbed by +45.6% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, as Haikou Meilan Airport prepares to unveil its West Gallery extension.

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.

Hawaii's Japanese tourism market soft; Chinese arrivals continue to grow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA (HAWAII). The small but growing Chinese market continues to offer cause for optimism in Hawaii's tourism community. But Japanese arrivals fall again.

Frankfurt Airport posts all-time monthly passenger traffic high in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport set new daily and monthly passenger traffic records in July, with volumes climbing by +6.6% to 6.2 million in the month.

Second Yuan devaluation raises more questions on Chinese travel shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/08/15

CHINA. Travel retail jitters about yesterday’s Yuan devaluation just grew stronger following the second successive government weakening of the currency.

T Galleria by DFS takes shoppers on a journey in Winter/Fall campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. “We’re continually inspired not just by the destination, but by the journey itself,” explains DFS Group Senior Vice President, Creative Branding Direction John Gerhardt.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Travel retailers assess shock devaluation of Chinese Renminbi

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 11/08/15

CHINA. Nomura International Analyst Alix Turner said that the devaluation would be a negative for the luxury sector [and by implication travel retail].

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Hong Kong International Airport posts robust traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport posted a +9.1% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year in the first half of 2015, hitting 33.6 million.

JCDecaux partners with Clarins for Hong Kong Airport 3D display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. JCDecaux Transport has partnered with Airport Authority Hong Kong and Clarins to deliver the tallest product display yet at Hong Kong International.

Strong passenger growth in Asia Pacific and Middle East for May

Source: ACI Asia-Pacific The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Bangkok Don Muang was the standout airport with +49.6% passenger growth, while Dubai International, Jeju and Busan also starred.