Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 05 October 2015


Dubai International wins airline-voted World Routes marketing award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

SOUTH AFRICA AND DUBAI. Success reaffirms airport's strategy of continually enhancing the quality of its products and services, says Dubai Airports.

Kevin Baker appointed to lead Marie Brizard’s travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

FRANCE. As Global Travel Retail Director, Kevin Baker will create and implement a channel strategy aligned to the spirits company’s 'Back In the Game' plan.

Strong July passenger traffic growth reported in Asia and the Middle East

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. ACI Asia-Pacific says airports in the Middle East recorded growth of +22.3%, while those in Asia Pacific were up +9.9%.

Muscat Duty Free opens online store for Oman Air’s Sindbad members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

OMAN. Loyalty programme members can now exchange miles for Muscat Duty Free products across a variety of categories within the retailer's store.

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.

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.

MEADFA reveals agenda for annual conference as registration opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Registration has opened for the 2015 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Conference, which takes place on 23-24 November.

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.

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.

Qatar Duty Free unveils RED Restaurant at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free is serving up a celebration of world culinary cultures with the new restaurant RED in Hamad International’s North Node.

Puig partners with Dubai Duty Free in Herrera Confidential pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

UAE. "Where better to invite global consumers to Herrera than Dubai Duty Free?" asks Puig, citing "the most eclectic crossroads of people on the planet".

Dubai Duty Free takes on iHealth wireless medical devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

A range of wireless medical devices has been launched in Dubai, following a deal between distribution company Beyond Brands DMCC and Dubai Duty Free.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic 'resilient' in June and first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady traffic growth in June, reporting gains of +4.9% and +6.1%.

Dubai Duty Free honoured for Corporate Social Responsibility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free boss Colm McLoughlin says memorably: "Corporate Social Responsibility is the foundation upon which we measure our success.”

Duty free prospers as Abu Dhabi Airports posts record HI sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

UAE. Duty free and food & drinks were the standouts but all of the company's commercial activities posted gains despite highly challenging market conditions.

Bahrain Duty Free posts 'excellent' US$13.8 million first-half net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

BAHRAIN. The retailer's net profits surged by +70.2% in the second quarter and by +48.6% in the first six months, largely driven by investment income.

Female jockey trio triumphs at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

UAE. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup took place on 8 August, with a trio of female jockeys capturing the international jockeys’ challenge at Ascot racecourse.

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.

Hamad International’s first year of operations sees passenger boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

QATAR. In its first year since taking over from Doha International as Qatar's hub airport, Hamad International Airport served 28 million passengers, a +23.6% year-on-year increase.

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%.

Dewar’s strikes gold with travel retail exclusive at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

All that glitters is usually gold at Dubai Duty Free and that's certainly the case with the launch of a travel retail exclusive variant of the new Dewar's 15yo.

Qatar Duty Free teams with L’Oréal for pop-up fragrance installation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

QATAR. Oriental and occidental-style fragrances from five perfume houses will be showcased in a pop-up experience at Hamad International Airport in Qatar.

LVMH-owned Sephora makes global airport debut with Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Duty Free, in partnership with DFS, is opening two Sephora pop-up stores, the first ever at an airport for the LVMH-owned beauty specialist.

Amman Mayor Biltaji will deliver the keynote address at MEADFA 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Mayor of Amman, Akel Biltaji, will be making the keynote speech at this year’s MEADFA Conference, taking place in November.

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.

Abu Dhabi International maintains surging passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport posted a +17.2% leap in passenger traffic in the first half of 2015 to 11.1 million. India, the largest market, climbed by +57.8%.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

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.

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.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

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.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

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.

Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports monitor Air India carry-on restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports react calmly to reports that Air India and Air India Express are tightening restrictions on carry-on baggage, including duty free.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

Dubai Airports tenders staff canteen upgrade at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

UAE. Three outlets are covered in this tender, which closes on 13 July, with a further tender for three more canteens to be announced on 1 July.

Cerruti 1881 opens shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

SAUDI ARABIA. Cerruti 1881 has teamed up with Al Musbah Group for the opening of a 25sq m shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Dubai Duty Free sponsors 10th annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Dubai Duty Free was once again the main sponsor of the star-studded Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party, held last week.

Air India tightens carry-on allowances, including duty free, from UAE

Source: Khaleej Times, The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

UAE. Air India and Air India Express enforce carry-on baggage limits, potentially hitting duty free sales. Updated story with reaction from Dubai Airports.

Dubai Duty Free extends Irish Derby sponsorship; racing classic turns 150

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Jack Hobbs swooped to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday; the travel retailer has extended its sponsorship of the race until 2017.

Oman Airports issues duty free, luxury retail and food & beverage RFQs at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has launched Request for Qualifications for its key contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

ATÜ Duty Free begins operations at Salalah International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free, the joint venture between TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr Heinemann, has opened its first stores at Salalah Airport.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Cairo Airport Company to launch key commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company this week issues tenders for duty free, speciality retail, food & beverage and pharmacy concessions at Cairo International T2.

Dubai Duty Free prepares to host 150th Irish Derby at The Curragh

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Dubai Duty Free is preparing to host the Irish Derby on Saturday, an event that offers a powerful marketing platform for the company.