Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 10 October 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

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.

Travel Food Services joins sponsors' line-up for The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading food & drinks retailer Travel Food Services (TFS) pledges support for this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place on 16-18 September.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold. launches tax refund service for travelling Chinese shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

CHINA. Online payment services provider has partnered with Premier Tax Free to provide a new tax refund service to Chinese shoppers in Europe.

APTRA opens registration for latest series of Insights Seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has revealed details of three Insights Seminars to be held in Seoul, Delhi and Hong Kong.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.

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.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

BHA hails one-stop shop for Chinese visa processing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) hails creation of pilot programme with Belgium aimed at making it easier for Chinese to visit the UK.

CAPA report: Chinese tourism wave focuses on Northeast Asia, Thailand

Source: Centre for Pacific Aviation - 18/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The highly respected CAPA - Centre for Aviation says that the much talked-about Chinese travel boom is not spread evenly across the region.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

Global first as Clé de Cartier collection debuts with T Galleria by DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a pioneering move, T Galleria by DFS has partnered with Cartier for an exclusive worldwide launch of the Clé de Cartier collection this summer.

Green is go as Nuance receives Hong Kong Airport environmental awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) has captured 13 awards in the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Management Recognition Scheme.

Hong Kong International reacts to MERS with checks on South Korean travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International has reacted to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak by screening all inbound passengers from South Korea.

Starboard begins a Golden Era of onboard luxury shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services opens luxury retail space onboard the Golden Era, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and Chinese travel agency C-trip.